Her gotcha day 😸 #fouryearsofjuji
One day we were watching a pet show about different breeds of dogs. After each breed appeared on screen us kids asked mom if she'd ever get that kind of dog. After loads of no's... She finally said yes to a rhodisan ridgeback. Not realizing that I was completely capable of finding one on the internet, she answered all my questions about specifics about her dream dog. "girl or boy?" was one of the questions I asked. "girl.. And young but not too young, has to be house trained," mom answered. "Would we get a mix or purebred?" I continued. "Mixed with a lab, definitely. And it can't have a super dark snout like the others." mom answered many questions that afternoon and even added on information I hadn't thought of. By the end of the evening I had found a pet that reached the exact criteria of mother's preferences. Of course she said no, but when I told her juji had already been in the (kill) shelter for two weeks and that it was only two hours away and would be cheap, she told me she would drive up their later that week. Before I went to bed that night I had taken a picture of juji and photoshopped her into a field of lavender. (moms favorite) the next morning the whole family drove two hours to Terrell, Texas, adopted Juji (then pronounced juj-i) and came home with her the day after so she could be spayed. We have lots and lots of stories about Juji (now pronounced Jujy) but this post is already long. Clearly we've given her a few gray hairs.