Monday, September 22, 2008

Welcome Vader!


That's right, we have a new member of our family. Vador. We adopted him yesterday from the Humane Society. A dog like this should never be in a place like that. He is unbelievable! For some odd reason, he was the only one I was drawn to. He didn't react when we went in like a lot of the other "hyper" dogs, he's beautiful, purebred, and big. He's calm, well mannered, well trained, and absolutely loves my husband. Within minutes of being with Phil out in the yard the Humane Society has to "check" dogs out, he bonded with him. He responds well, is great with the kids and with Barley. He's 4 years old and amazing. Come to find out he was just dropped off at the humane society last Saturday because his owners didn't have time for him. Sad, because he is a great dog. I will say this, they put a lot of training into him and it shows. Barley is happy she has a friend and we're happy to have him join our family. Can't complain, leash trained, car trained, house trained, come, sit, stay, fully vaccinated and neutered. Thanks to Phil, he's sporting a BSU dog collar and it looks good. The two dogs are inseparable, although Vador would like Barley to leave him alone half the time. You can definitely tell who's 1 and who's 4. We had our first emergency trip last night with Vador. Come to find out the Humane Society missed his kennel cough, thanks for that. But thank you to the awesome vets at All Valley Animal Care Center, Vador is on meds and doing a lot better today. Phil said the vets there reminded him of Dr Swanson (our family physician). He wasn't charged for the visit and they didn't prescribe the ridiculously priced respiratory med due to the cost. They gave him something that would do the job and save us some money. We will be using them from now on for vet visits combined w/ the awesome Zamzows pet clinics for shots! Gotta love dogs!

7 comments:

Craig, Candace & Bachelor said...

Vador is adorable and what a great name! I just LOVE dogs and think that labs are among the most wonderful breeds. Sounds like you got an awesome deal and was able to rescue a dog from that awful pound as well. Everytime I go there it just makes me want to cry and take home each and every one of them. CJ swears that I am going to be one of "those" old ladies that harbors a million dogs in their homes one day. :) Congrats on the new member of your family.

Life As I Know It said...

He is beautiful! I have always loved labs. Sounds like you picked a winner.

Kimberly said...

I was wondering what you meant when you referred to TWO dogs on Facebook. :) (Wondered if Phil was in trouble or something!)

Dionna said...

He looks so sweet, Nicole.

SPARKY said...

he is beautiful. his coat is sooooo shiny!
welcome to the fam vador!

Craig, Candace & Bachelor said...

I love the new background color! Perfect for the season :) I hope all is well in your family.

SPARKY said...

like the new look. reflects a great autumn "tattitude" :O)
love you guys!