Our old dog Juliet died this week. She was our beloved pet for about 15 years, after her stray mother had her among a litter of puppies born under the garage. Juliet’s brother Romeo died last year. When Romeo was failing, we adopted Redda, who is now a bouncy eighty-pound two-year-old collie-pit mix. The whole family misses Juliet very much. We have been looking for a good companion rescue dog for Redda so that she will not be so lonely.
Today, we adopted Gilroy. He is a 1-year-old corgi mix, about half Redda’s size, but when they met at the dog run of the Santa Clara County Animal Shelter in San Martin, California, it was love at first sight. They have been licking and chasing and playing non-stop since they met. She has been showing him all over the yard. Redda and Gilroy are both smiling a lot. Tino the cat is ignoring both dogs, as usual.
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