This FACE is Rosie, and she now resides comfortably and permanently with my brother and his girlfriend in New Jersey. CAN YOU STAND IT!
Like all good superheroes, she has an interesting origin story, which I am going to share with you. I was going to just paste in the version my brother sent me, but it has no capitalization and little punctuation (#grammarshame), so let me summarize:
He and the gf have been talkin’ ’bout gettin’ a dog, like all good people do. They’d been looking around, thinking about an older dog who was pretty chill and could handle their cats, who are pretty judgmental. So one day they’re running errands (like grown ups!) and they’re like, let’s swing by the shelter.
And the shelter was on fire.
(PS NO ANIMALS WERE HARMED so read on with a clear conscience and the promise of a happy ending.)
OK! So. They get to the shelter and there was fire and the parking lot across the street full of dogs on leashes. And they were like, hey, we need volunteers to take these dogs! So bro and gf were like, we’re done with our grown-up errands so we’ll do it!
They got Rosie.
Now here’s my brother to tell the cutest part:
as we’re walking back to the car rosie kept doing this thing where every time someone would walk by she would lay down on the sidewalk in front of them so they had no choice but to pet her, and i think thats the point where i was like, yeah, we’re not giving her back.
So Rosie came home, she has some residual respiratory problems which necessitates two daily doses of cough medicine, she gets along with the cats, here’s another pic:
There are still many unanswered questions, such as:
1) Where is Rosie’s fave spot to snooze?
2) Does she prefer a vigorous belly rub or a vigorous behind-the-ear scritchy scratch?
3) Do her feet smell like Dipsy Doodles?
I will report back as more information (and pics) arrive.
In the meantime, if you are moved by the story of a shelter on fire and the volunteers who made sure all of the animals continue to be safe and adoptable, won’t you consider giving to the Montclair Animal Shelter
? They’re raising money to rebuild even better than before, and to help pay medical expenses for the animals. (Rosie, for example, had to go to the emergency vet because her breathing was so bad. She’s OK now!! But still. Animal doctors cost money.)
Now two of the four Title siblings are in permanent possession of a canine companion. As our forefathers sang, woa-oah, we’re halfway the-ere.
Happy weekend, loves!