Some folks call it "gotcha day" but around our house, we call the day that our dogs joined our family their "barkaversary." 6 years ago today, our sweet sheltie, Gracie, joined our family. Sam had been with us since March that year and was suffering from separation anxiety whenever we went to work. For those of you who doubt that dogs can have anxiety, I have photos of the destruction he caused because of it.
Once Gracie came on the scene, Sam never tore up another piece of furniture or carpeting. The two of them were instantly best buddies. We were really lucky it worked out that way. In our case, two dogs were no more work than one, on some levels, two dogs are easier than just one.
She's such a sweet girl. A wannabe momma doggie who herds us around and wants to take care of us when we're sick. Today I was home sick with a nasty bug and she never left my side. Nurse Gracie was on duty.
Happy Barkaversary Gracie, we love you more than you love bacon!