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!