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Best Furry Friends

February 15, 2017

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If you're a recent follower of our little blog, you might not know that we have two dogs in our home. If you're a long time reader then you know that they got quite a bit more attention here before Jacob came along. Both our dogs were adopted here in Florida, and I thought I'd share a little bit about their adoption stories today.

Layla was adopted locally. I somehow knew deep down that I wanted a black lab. Technically, what I wanted was a couple black labs, but I settled for once since we didn't have space for more. When we went to meet the large litter of puppies they were living on a local farm with their mom. we found that the litter was mostly girls with a few boys. The boys were still too small to leave the mother so we were brought a few of the girls to play with and see who's personality we liked best. Layla was the only one to come right over and cuddle in with us and we just knew right away that she was meant to be ours. 

Leo was adopted as a companion for Layla. We were flying one weekend and I saw a couple with a pet carrier waiting at our gate. A little furry white head popped up from the carrier and I immediately asked my husband what kind of a dog it was. He thought it was probably a white Pomeranian, though a larger one, not the popular tea cup variety. We searched for months, but it seemed only tea cup Pomeranian were ever up for adoption. Finally, a few months later we saw a listing for a littler up near Disney World. We happened to have a day trip to Epcot planned so on our way home we stopped by to see if there were any puppies left who needed homes. Leo was the only puppy from the littler left. His little nose and tail had marks from a run in with an ant pile, and I just knew from first look that he'd be going home with us. 

Both dogs have grown and changed quite a bit since we first brought them home, though they both act like puppies still. Both are very good with our toddler, letting him pet, play and sometimes even rest on them. We taught him from the very beginning to be very gentle and not to yell at them, and they all get on pretty well. He likes to play games with them, and to throw things for them to fetch.

If you know someone looking into adopting a new pet, I have an excellent present idea to congratulate them on their new furry family member. A pet survival bucket is such a lifesaver for us, and any new pet parents would surely appreciate one. It keeps all our supplies for cleaning up pet messes in one spot so we always have what we need to clean up accidents. In a bucket we keep a roll of paper towel, a hand vacuum, a scrub brush, STAINMASTER® Carpet Pet Stain Remover, and an old towel down in the bottom. Add a little bow on top of the handle and you've got one amazing gift!

We recently added the STAINMASTER Carpet Pet Stain Remover after finding it in the cleaning aisle of our local Wellington Target. I hear that it's not available at all Targets yet, but you can always order it online for either delivery or free local pick up. Trust me, it's worth it! The ODOR REMOVE™ technology both cleans and protects, leaving behind an invisible shield that makes clean up easier next time, without any sticky residue!

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1 comment on "Best Furry Friends"
  1. STAINMASTER® Carpet Pet Stain Remover is the perfect addition to your pet survival bucket!! Your puppies are beautiful :) #client