We have a new addition to the family. Her name is Murphy. She is a lovely Dachshund / Golden Retriever mix. I love a mutt! We got her at the League for Animal Welfare. I can not say enough good things about these people. For one thing - they rescued the perfect dog! Look at her - isn't she awesome?! The lady taking care of our adoption told us Murphy was a day away from being put to sleep when she came to the League. Thank goodness they took her. She is our perfect fit. The LFAW makes sure that all family members meet with the animal in question, and you answer a lot of questions. When we left, we really felt that we had a good fit. The League wouldn't have it any other way. If you are looking for a furry and are in the Cincinnati are - look here. They were amazing.
Here is her first bath:
Isn't she sweet! It took about a week, but boy did her personality and puppy-ness start to show.
She barks at her reflection in the dishwasher! Cute. She loves to run with the kids, loves her tennis balls and her rope toys - I guess that is her retriever side showing through.
She has the body shape of a wiener dog with the soft fur of a retriever. She is so fun to cuddle. While she is playful, Murphy really likes long naps. Like I said - perfect for us. Playful but pretty laid back.