Meet Mr. Mickey! He became part of our family last Sunday and we are so happy to have him. Well, Builder Bob and I are….Sadie not so much.
Meet Mr. Mickey
I can never seem to keep up on all of the things I want to blog about and once again I just realized that I have never shared little Sadie’s story in one post for those of you who are newer to my blog.
I am putting it at the top of my list of “to do” things. Sadie is approximately ten years old and Builder Bob found her in a ditch a little over 2 years ago.
This is the most recent photo of Miss Sadie taken last week right after she was groomed. It was still cold out so we had to put a coat on her before going outside.
I don’t have any photos yet of Mr. Mickey and Miss Sadie next to each other….I think that will take a little time.
Back to Mr. Mickey:
Mickey is an apricot miniature poodle and is eight years old. He weighs about 14 pounds and loves to go for walks. I am very excited about the fact that he likes walks as I really need to start exercising again and little Sadie gets pooped out after 2 or 3 blocks.
Two weeks ago my friend Diannia asked me to go with her to look at a used Bernina sewing machine that was listed on Facebook Market place. When we got to the house two adorable little dogs greeted us at the door and one of them was Mickey.
It was love at first sight for me! I think the first thing I said was “If you ever want a new home for him, I’ll take him!”
We found out that Mickey had belonged to the grandparents of Brandy who weren’t able to take care of him anymore and had been living with them since December. While talking I found out that they had originally planned on getting a puppy for their children before taking in Mickey.
Diannia bought the Bernina sewing machine and I told Brandy I would love to have Mickey if they ever decided to make a change. I have been thinking about getting another dog and a senior dog is exactly what works for us.
Last week I was in Maquoketa taking care of my granddaughters and received a call from Diannia that they were willing to part with Mickey if I wanted him and my intention was to keep him for the rest of his life. I thought that was so sweet and that yes, I wanted him!
It was difficult for Brandy’s daughter to part with Mickey so we didn’t pick him up until Sunday March 17th. I just realized that was St. Patrick’s Day!
Mickey is still a little shy and I’m sure uncertain about what is going on. He is very nervous riding in the car, hopefully we can work on this so he is comfortable going on short trips.
As can be expected little Miss Sadie is not happy to have another dog in the house. I know if Mickey were a cat then it would be fine. I still wonder where Sadie lived as she seems to love cats.
At first Sadie just ignored Mickey but then she got a little more assertive and is showing him who is boss.
When we went to bed she sat on the edge of the bed and when Mickey came close she growled and barked at him so he didn’t dare climb up the ramp. He ended up sleeping on a blanket next to my side of the bed.
It has now been two days and I can already see a little mellowing in Sadie. In some ways it is good to see her that assertive as when we first found her she just cowered.
Mickey and Quilts
I took Mickey for a short walk and then moments ago Mickey and I went out on the deck so I could take a photo of him on a quilt. I am going to have so much fun! I am sure Mr. Mickey won’t enjoy it as much as I do! Doesn’t he look adorable!
He is on my Rainbow Rail Fence quilt which has a tutorial.
Look at this! I forgot that I had taken a photo of Sadie on this same quilt! This was taken in April 2017 about eight months after Sadie was rescued. She doesn’t care to be brushed so it was easier to go with a puppy cut plus she looks so much younger.
Now I know you might find this hard to believe….somehow I must have hit a filter on my camera which gave me this oil painting look of Mickey.
Welcome Mr. Mickey!
A few posts about Sadie which I need to combine: