Sunday, March 20, 2016

The Big Reveal

Kenzie

Stella has wished for a dog-sister for quite some time. With her recent birthday, on March 8th, her wish came true. Stella got Kenzie! 

We stay in touch with the Sheltie rescue group that we adopted Stella from. When we saw and read about nine-year-old Kenzie, we felt she was the one. The timing is right for us, and we feel that we can help Kenzie, too. 

Whenever you introduce a new pet, among other things, there are personalities and feelings to consider. We are always careful with this situation, taking necessary precautions. However, we firmly believe that if you are calm and confident, animals will be, too. We wanted Stella to be a part of the adoption. She approved of Kenzie, as we knew she would. We just hoped when we got home, that the cats would agree. 

Chloe Jo led the welcoming committee, as always. She loves everyone, including (or especially) dogs. Maggie quickly agreed with Chloe Jo: the new dog is fine. George was not sure what to think, which is a normal nine-month-old kitten reaction. Within the hour, he began trying to initiate play, though. Grizelda took a bit longer to convince, but by bedtime, she accepted Kenzie, too. Kenzie just quietly took it all in.

The weekend has been all about coming together as a family. We all welcomed Kenzie with love and reassurance. I am sure it is difficult for Kenzie to find herself starting over at nine-years-old. Now having small children, the only home she ever knew no longer wanted her there. She is very insecure and quite overweight, though otherwise healthy. We can fix these things with patience, love, and a healthy diet. And we will do just that.

So, now you know why Stella was so excited about her secret. She looks forward to lots of dog playtime. She wants to teach Kenzie how to herd cats, too. 

Please help Stella and us welcome Kenzie!*

*Stella does not like to have her picture taken. She would rather get down & play!

25 comments:

  1. Welcome Kenzie! What a beauty she is and how nice that you adopted a nine year old dog. I am sure you will all be very happy!

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  2. Congratulations on the new fur baby! I think I could easily grow to love either one of the two.

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  3. Kenzie you have won the adoption lottery with the very best family you could ever dream of being a part of, and you will be confident and happy there in no time at all! Such a beautiful girl! I am delighted for all of you! Loving this photo of three beautiful faces! <3

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  4. Wow! Not what we expected to read! Welcome, Kenzie! You have an amazing forever home, and it seems that you're already one of the family! Purrs and peace to you all.

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  5. This is great news...so happy for every one!

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  6. Kenzie, you hit the new house jackpot! Welcome to your forever home!

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  7. adorable! she's in great hands!

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  8. How wonderful! I know that Kenzie will have the best home!

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  9. How wonderful! Welcome Kenzie, you are quite beautiful.

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  10. What a beautiful photo... I just knew it was going to be great news. Congratulations, you have a beautiful family. Welcome Kenzie, you're a beautiful sister for Stella. Mom looks as happy as can be.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  11. Kenzie is truly beautiful. She is. Gorgeous girl. Stella can justly be proud. I can't wait to see them together.

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  12. Aw, Kenzie is so pretty! Congratulations!

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  13. Congratulations to your new addition! She is beautiful and will soon be happy she joined your household.

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  14. That sure is exciting, for all of you! Welcome to your real forever home sweet Kenzie!!! Sometimes it takes a while to get to the right place sweetie.

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  15. Well Welcome Kenzie!! And let me tell you this: you are the luckiest dog ever and I am jealous that you get to hang out with these wonderful people and animals. Congratulations on your new wonderful home, and Stella will be a great dog sister - trust me! :)

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  16. Welcome Kenzie, you are adorable. I am so happy to see that everyone is getting along so well.

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  17. That Kenzie's family gave her up is such a shameful and sad situation, but she now has a most wonderful home. We know you will do everything necessary to make her a true member of the family. Congratulations Stella on your new friend and playmate. What a wonderful surprise this was. Hugs and love, Janet p.s. I think you should share that gorgeous portrait of Kenzie on our blog hop.

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  18. This is so WONDERFUL. Big hugs to everyone!

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  19. OH! This is such wonderful and happy news. Congratulations to Kenzie, Stella and the whole family. Kenzie, welcome to the most loving, happy forever home you could have found. Hugs and love to you all!

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  20. She is very beautiful and looks like a sweetheart.
    One of my son's adopted cats is a cat who was declawed by his people and then dumped at the shelter when they brought home another cat and he behaved like a normal cat and hissed and growled at the new arrival.
    I once had a cat (rest in peace, Lady Harriet) who was dumped at the shelter by her people after they had a baby and she started peeing in inappropriate places, probably because she felt ignored.
    Kenzie is better off with her new family! :-)

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  21. Kenzie is beautiful! So glad she fit into the family well. Sounds like you have a real menagerie of animals at your house.

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  22. a most happee gotcha day two ewe Kenzie & heerz ta manee manee mor ta come......ewe R most for chew nut .... coz ya getted de best mom, dad, sisturrz & brother out ther.....AND stella even noez how ta drive... sew her can teech ewe how ta get pulled over for speedin tickitz !!! kewl huh ......WELCOME HOME & WELCOME TA BLOGLAND ♥♥♥

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  23. Kenzie is beautiful and fits right in with your other fuzzy creatures. The more the merrier!

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  24. Congratulations on adding Kenzie to your family. She is adorable!

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  25. A new fur baby - welcome, Kenzie! You have arrived in a very good and caring home. I cannot believe that your previous persons gave you up, some humans...

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