Have I done my due diligence introducing Cheerio?! I kinda think not. And with that.... meet Cheerio. Cheerio (named by Gabs) arrived about three weeks ago. She just kinda wandered up. I was sure she'd followed a jogger down this way. We live on the end of a busy subdivision, and many joggers come down here on our less crowded end to stay out of the way of traffic. Anyway, we assumed she'd head on home the next day. She did not. Nope. Instead, she let us know she was an inside dog and preferred to be in a lap! She and Gabs were straightaway buddies. And judging by this bow, I can also tell you, Ellie really likes her around too!! So, we made numerous "FOUND" signs and posted them all over the neighborhood. Not a bite!! Notta. Nothing. Then, this past Wednesday, out of the clear blue, Robin let her out the back door, and she disappeared. Without a trace. Although we'd been trying to find her mom and dad, we were pretty shaken up that she was gone. We'd already decided that she'd become a Groves should we never hear from anyone.
And then, yesterday, my neighbor calls me and says she'd seen the signs and wondered if this was our dog. She said, "My boys are in LOVE with this dog, and we intend to keep it if y'all don't want her." DILEMMA!! My girls LOVE her too! But, Lizzie DOES NOT!! We took her for a ride in the golf cart yesterday and let her hang with us around the yard. And at the day's end, she ended up back at the next door neighbor's house. I decided that was that. She'd live there. Or we'd wait for the original parents to call. I have out about 15 signs! And have not heard a thing!
Last night, when I let Lizzie out to do her business, I called her in my usual high-pitched, "Liiizzziiie", whistle, clap, clap, clap... and ta daaaaah, guess who heard me and came a runnin'! She spent the night inside with us again last night. I really want her to live next door, (I think), but will be very conflicted if she is an outside dog and comes running every time I call Liz inside. If she were here, she'd be an inside dog. That's just the way we roll. We adopt kids, dogs, whoever needs a home! ha.
Anyway, I will keep you posted. As for last night, I had a very, very happy three year old to have a little maltese? shihtzu? Anyone? anyone? lying at the foot of her bed!!
But a very UNhappy spaniel? Retriever? anyone? anyone?? in my room being kept SEPARATED from the "intruder".