Saturday, April 30, 2011

Dogs and African Cats

Hi, this is Charissa.

Two things happened today.

The first thing that happened was that we went to look at dogs at the animal shelter. Unfortunately, we did not find a pet of our own there, at least not yet. Dogs at the shelter come in and then get adopted out very fast - so they only had one dog at the time, and he was a really lovely large Newfoundland dog. We really liked him and he seemed like a good pet, but Blakeney said we didn't have enough space for a dog that size and it wouldn't be fair to him to cram him into our apartment. We hope he finds a good home. There was a married couple with a toddler meeting him after we did. They seemed nice, and it sounded like they were going to take him home, so it looks like a happy ending for him.

We're going to go back and look another day, and the rescue where I've been volunteering is keeping an eye out for a gentle family pet for us, too. Someday we'll have a dog!

We were kind of disappointed not to get a pet today, but we made it up to ourselves by going to see a movie. We saw African Cats! It was really great! I love animal movies. Some parts were scary but it was really interesting, and the big cats were beautiful. (We weren't impressed with Fang. He was a jerk lion. If you've seen it, you'll know what I mean. We thought Sita and her cubs and Mara were awesome, though.) It was cool how they showed the scenery and lots of different animals in the region. It even had a somewhat happy ending! We were glad we saw it.

Hopefully soon we will be posting good news about our dog soon. For now, at least it was a good day. :-)



  1. Hi Charissa!

    I'm sorry to hear that you didn't get a dog today. That's sooo disappointing when you have your heart set on something and it doesn't happen. I hope you find a pet soon! :)

    We haven't seen African Cats yet. It sounds interesting! :) Glad you got to do something fun after your day's disappointing beginning. :)


  2. Hi Tess,

    Thanks for your sympathy. We haven't lost hope - this just wasn't the right time, but it'll happen.

    If you get a chance to see African Cats, we really recommend it. It's one of those movies that kind of has something for everybody.