You may remember about a month ago when we found a little lost dog, who we named Fred, that had a brief but profound stay at my house. We located his owners after just a couple days, and even though it was the right thing to do, I became pretty unpopular around here when we returned him.
Well, I’m happy to report that I’m no longer the Worst Mom in Town. I’ve redeemed myself. Let me preface this by saying that it is my own personal opinion that it’s okay to be unpopular with your kids, and I don’t think giving in is always the right thing to do. However, in this case, they were awesome with Fred, there wasn’t a major allergy issue around the dog, and I’ve wanted a puppy for the last five years.
After some research, searching through newspapers, breeders online, and classifieds we found Berkeley. We got him just over two weeks ago from a family in Baltimore who was moving an unable to take him along. He came from a house with two small children, just celebrated his first birthday last weekend, is a West Highland Terrier, and has made a virtually seamless transition into our home.
He’s been great with all of the kids, has had only a few “accidents” getting used to our schedule and new bathroom routine for him (he previously lived in an apartment and it took him four or five days to get used to the yard and going out on his own), and we’ve had no allergy issues with my husband or my Dad. As an added bonus there has been a sharp decline of food to clean off the floor after mealtime.
He loves playing with the kids, has a real affinity for bones (and burying them indoors and out), and has somehow snuck his way into sleeping on the foot of the bed each night. His previous owners had definitely taken great care of him, and we’re spoiling and loving him as much as we can too.
Berkeley has a funny and playful personality and I’m sure you’ll be hearing more about him and his partners in crime. He and the kids have already had some fun, made some pretty awesome messes, and are already best friends.
So without further adieu, meet Berkeley:
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