It was three and a half days after we arrived home from our trip. Sitting at the kitchen table and talking over a cup of tea, I asked, Do you want to get a dog? Dave wondered if the timing was right. I’m not sure the timing is ever right, I replied. Dave stood up with a twinkle in his eye and a smile tugging at the corners of his mouth. Well, it wouldn’t hurt to visit the SPCA to see if they have any dogs available… you know, to explore our options.
30 minutes later we were walking into the Pictou County SPCA front office. They had three dogs. We decided to take Prince for a walk first. A shaggy border collie/german shepherd mix, he was a good dog but we didn’t feel that ooOOooOOoo connection with him. Of course, we felt guilty because Prince needed a home and we wanted to love him. When we got back to the office we shyly asked if it would be cheating on Prince to take another dog out? The shelter manager laughed and said of course not. Next up: Tequila. She’s a german shepherd/rottweiler/lab mix from Cape Breton and a real sweetheart we were told. We walked her out the door and instantly our hearts began that tell-tale pitter patter that told us this is our dog, she’s perfect. And so, Tequila came home with us.
As the days rolled by and we got to know our dear, 11 month old pup a little better, we realized that Tequila didn’t suit her. So we tried a few new names on for size. Rosie, Millie, Bobby… no, no, no. None of these would do. Then like a bolt of lightening we thought of Pad Thai. (Who just got home from Thailand?!) Paddie for short.
Paddie is the BEST dog. Ever. Like, ever ever. (Okay, maybe not better than your dog but she’s still awesome). You can expect to see lots more of her here, on twitter and over on facebook. Yep, she will most likely be the most photographed dog in the world.