January 14, 2009

New Edition

I decided to take a break from cleaning house (ugh!) and introduce you to the newest addition to the family. Meet my miniature schnauzer puppy, Sasha Noel.

Since one of my dogs has been showing signs that she is nearing the end of her life, I had been checking Petfinder.com every so often, pondering whether it was best to get a new puppy before or after the other dog's passing. On Christmas day I stumbled upon Sasha's picture on Petfinder.com and was hooked. (see her petfinder picture on the right)

Sasha was listed as a four month old, and located at a rescue about an hour and a half from my house. She came from an Amish breeder who bred her for a pet store.(don't get me started) Luckily the pet store decided that with the economy, they couldn't take any more puppies, so she went into rescue.

Upon bringing her home, it immediately became obvious that this poor thing had never been outside! When placed in the yard, she completely shut down, backing against a snow bank, where she shook in fear. But no longer! Sasha soon discovered the joys of being outdoors. She LOVES snow, preferring to press her nose to the ground no matter how deep the snow, then run through the yard, the snow sliding up her face like a snow plow. Unfortunately, I haven't managed a good photo of that. In fact, I don't have any really good photos yet. Unlike her sisters, she won't sit still long enough for me to take a good one. Until then, here's another so-so shot of her.


Unknown said...

Good for you for adopting a rescue dog, Sarah! She's a doll.

Bess McBride

Sarah Grimm said...

Thanks, Beth. Sasha is my third rescue dog. Our first dog came from an AKC breeder who showed her dogs. She is fantastic, but once I discovered petfinder.com DH and I swore we would rescue from then on.

Tanya Hanson said...

Hi Sarah. I'm a fellow Rose. God bless you for rescuing her...what an angel!

And...I have a grandpup, a little girl bulldog, named Sasha. Good name!

Best wishes to all at your house,


Sloane Taylor said...

Hi Sarah!

Sasha is BEAUTIFUL. She's a fortunate pup to have such a loving mama.

Sarah Grimm said...

Thank you, Sloane & Tanya. I have a soft spot for mini schnauzers, I admit it. Sasha just went to the vet yesterday and she's doing great. I haven't told her yet, but I scheduled her spay surgery while I was there.