Though we have had greyhounds recently, I'm not married to the idea of having ONLY greyhounds. Our first dog was a Labrador Retriever (I have to tell you about him some time.), and part of me really wanted to go Labrador again with our next dog.
Even though I have thought this out, and searched rescue organizations and breeders, fate has come knocking and it appears that I don't get a say in the choice of our next dog ... you see, I thoroughly believe that your pets find YOU when the time is right ... and a wonderful dog has decided to become part of our family.
She was a stray who obviously belonged to someone at some point, and she is probably part Labrador and part Border Collie. A kind person sprung her from a shelter in SW Virginia and took her to a Border Collie Rescue volunteer, who is friends with my sister, and my sister realized that this dog's personality should fit into our family perfectly. She needs a loving home where she can get individual attention and make a contribution, and Daniel needs a friend.
In a little while, I will hit the road to Harrisonburg (about 2 hours from here, up and over the mountains) to bring our new dog home. The rescue group named her Rosie. Considering what I do around here, this would seem like a perfect name ... but we are changing it to Ruby. (If you watch Nickelodeon TV, you may be familiar with "Max and Ruby", the brother and sister rabbits ... that's where the name came from.)
Here's the only photo I have of Ruby so far. She was way too interested in my sister's dogs in the next room, and I couldn't keep her attention long enough to snap a good photo.
Trust me, you will get a LOT more photos as we all to get to know Ruby better.
I'm sure Daniel will be really glad to have a new friend. The cats won't be so thrilled about it ... but I know they will come around eventually.