I brought home a foster dog. She’s from the south. We FINALLY got a dusting of snow this season on December 12th. It’s not much…. but it was enough to make me and my little husky mix foster super excited!
The Foster Dog
Yes, I brought home a foster. But… I didn’t tell my husband I was bringing her home. Whoops! He was traveling in NY all last week. I kinda think she needed me. Or maybe it was that I needed her.
Her name is (or was, I should say) “Connie” and she has a “wonky” leg. I know my mom will be reading this post, but sorry, mom, I had to change her name as she couldn’t have the same name as you. I’m calling her “Halo”, which means “divine aura” or “circle of light”. It fits her perfectly.
She’s about a year and a half old. She is NOT a typical husky. She loves to cuddle!
Halo sleeps a lot. I’m sure she’s decompressing. She came up to the MSPCA Nevins Farm on a transport from SC. Also, when they went to spay her, they found out she was pregnant. They terminated her pregnancy. She carries stuffed toys around the house like they were her babies and lays with them. It breaks my heart.
I truly love my husband. He has a heart of gold. But… he wasn’t too thrilled about coming home from traveling in NY with a “new” pup in the house. He’s not ready after the loss of our Kota four months ago. I”m not ready, either. But Halo popped up and I felt I needed to give her a cozy place, even if just for a short time. Are we ever ready? I don’t know. It just felt right to get her out of the shelter, even if its a step to her forever home.
Both Halo and I are working on twisting Pete’s arm! She really is a love bug. I will keep you all posted on that part.
I did come home from an art class her first night with us with the two of them sound asleep in the bed together. It made my heart happy.
I was thrilled to hear we would be getting some snow! How exciting for Halo, a husky mix who has never seen the fluffy white stuff!
Since she was spayed and I’m supposed to keep her a bit calm, she has only been on leash. I also worry a bit about her front leg and her running around too much.
She wanted to run!!! She did a few spins at the end of the leash. It was wonderful to see that bit of joy come out in the midst of her being a bit depressed.
Learning To Pose
Halo is a natural! Already an expert “poser”. Of course I had to take a few portraits of her. It was a challenge to not let her off leash …. I wanted so much to see her run and jump!
She has beautiful dark eyes that glisten. I love the outline of her ears. After looking through her pictures, I realized her nose was just like Kota’s – that “snow nose” with a hint of pink. It brought tears to my eyes.
I wish it was more snow, and I wish I could have permitted Halo to run more! We had a blast enjoying the little bit of white fluffy stuff that we did have.
Around the Circle
This post is part of a pet photographers blog circle with our topic begin Snow Day! Click on the link to follow along – you might see some snowy images…. or “lack of snow”images!