|Pet Project 365: 80/365|
We've got no idea how old Midget is. All we know is that we've had her for one year!
Today, Midget came with the Dad to pick me up from school and we stopped by the pet store to pick up her birthday cookie. She had a blast at the store, and all of the employees gave her tons of love and pets and compliments and cookies. She also got to meet two Shelties, and she actually really liked them. Poor Midgey was even crying when they left the store. Dakota, if you're reading, they really made me think of you!
Everydog got to enjoy a little bit of the birthday cookie, and there's even leftovers for later today.
I'm sure some of you already read Midget's blog intro, but I'll tell you a little bit of her Gotcha Story anyhow.
Last year, we took my grandma to the grocery store and waited while she shopped. When she got back out, she told me that there was a little dog running into the store. I'm somewhat of an "oh-my-god-a-homeless-dog-I-need-to-help-it" kind of person, and I've always had great luck reuniting missing dogs with their people. So, of course, I went to check this little grocery store pup out. When I reached the doors, an employee was carrying her out. I was pretty worried about what he was going to do with her, so I offered to take her and find her home.
All the way home, Midget stayed on the floor of the car between my legs. She panted nonstop- no wonder she was trying to get into the store! Who doesn't love some great air conditioning? My first thought when I saw her was that she looked like a hyena. Apparently, my mom thought so too. When I got home, Midget in my arms, I walked up to my mom and told her that I had found a hyena. Her response? "Oh my god! Why is it tame??" I don't blame her for believing me. Have you seen my other critters?
We tried to find her home, but had no luck. The closest we got was someone who had actually snapped a cell phone shot of her while she was in the grocery store! We never really planned on keeping her, but she just kind of stuck.
Original plans were made to call her something along the lines of Shenzie, the hyena from the Lion King, hyena, hiney, etc. She didn't like those names, but when we jokingly called her a midget, she ran straight to us! So it stuck just like she did.
Anyways, Happy Gotcha Day, Midget! <3