Yes! It's true!! We have added a new member to our tiny family this week. After 8 months of living in Korea and BEGGING a Drew to let me bring home EVERY stray dog I saw, he finally agreed to opening our hearts and home to this little sweetie.
Everyone, meet Hoosier.
On Wednesday night, my friend Sara messaged me pictures of these adorable little puppies. Sara has the same "problem" that I have; we love animals TOO much. (PS, I don't think it's a problem, but apparently some people do, so whatever haha)
Sara found Hoosier and his two fluffy sisters on the side of the road! Her daughter said that she saw a man dumping them off. :( Obviously, that broke my heart and made it THAT much more vulnerable!! Drew and I went over to get a quick puppy fix, and we ended up leaving with our little fur baby.
We had actually just decided earlier that day that we would be getting another German Shorthaired Pointer puppy from the same breeder we got Rooney. (I found out his mom was JUST bred, and would have puppies ready for their new homes right before we get back.) But once we saw little Hoosier, we forgot about those purebred puppies at home.
Our first night with him was better than we could've ever imagined. He peed in the house when he met the girls, probably because he was so freaked out! And then whenever I took him outside, he did his business and went right back in. I woke up at 6am to him whining at the door to go out. I didn't make it to him in time, but that is the last accident he's had indoors. 2 nights and only 2 accidents!
We took Hoosier to the vet yesterday to get checked out. The vet estimates that he's no more than 6 weeks old. He only weighs 5 pounds and 14 ounces!!! He said, and I quote, "he's one of the healthiest street dogs I've seen." No fleas. No mites. No RINGWORM!!!! His temperature was normal. Breathing was fine. He was clean and healthy as can be. We got him dewormed and started on parasite preventatives. We are going to watch him over this next week to see if his health stays in good condition, and if so he has an appointment for his first puppy shots next week!
On a related note, I will desperately miss Korean vets when we leave. The whole check up, INCLUDING a deworming and parasite prevention, cost only $23!!!! Plus, the veterinarian is so incredibly nice. He was asking about Rooney, and just very helpful. I'll miss saving hundreds of dollars on my puppies.
I'm sure you're wondering how Rooney feels. Well, he does love Hoosier, but Hoosier is a bit terrified of Rooney. Rooney doesn't realize he is 65 pounds of solid muscle. He has body dysmorphia hahaha. He thinks he's actually a little lap dog. SO when he tries to play with Hoosier, he comes off a little strong. Things will get better once Hoosier starts growing. Not that I want that to happen. I REALLY enjoy him being 5 pounds of fluff! Still haven't gotten a picture of them together. Rooney won't sit still when they're together, but we're working on it!
I feel so happy that we could help give this puppy a new, loving home. Sure, we could've waited and gotten another registered dog when we got home, but we got to save a puppy's life!! Not to be morbid, but we could have saved him from the meat market down the road! So glad we got to rescue him. He is SO loved already.
We have the best Korean souvenir ever!! I can't wait for you all to meet him:)
I'll end with pictures of Big Brother Rooney!