Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Le nouveau arrive: Ozzy

As you have probably guessed, the reason that I have been rather delinquent in my blogging is that I have a new puppy who takes up a TON of time, leaving very little for interesting cooking , much less blogging. But we love Ozzy and are so happy to welcome him into our lives.

Ozzy is an eight-month-old Pekingese and we've had him for about a month. We adopted him and brought him home on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, which I think is an excellent omen for the coming year. We adopted him from C.A.R.E. an animal adoption agency who houses the animals out in Bayonne, NJ. Ozzy was bought from a pet store by an older man who soon realized he was too old to take care of a puppy and abandoned Ozzy at a shelter. Poor baby! When we first adopted him, he was shy but still very loving and trusting. Now he acts as if he owns our apartment, barking at any interlopers! He still loves cuddling, often curling up in my arms whenever I do work. He loves playing, his new favorite toy being a rope toy, though he also loves a ratty old tennis ball he found under our bed. He is very sweet and friendly and we are so blessed to have him.

If you are planning on getting a pet (which I can't recommend enough), may I suggest you adopt a rescue animal? Shelters are no place for animals to live, devoid of affection, and there are so many sweet animals just waiting for someone to fall in love with them and take them home. My last dog, Blueberry, was also a rescue dog and there is nothing like watching a puppy learn to trust and love you. You become a real savior for him/her and, as long as you return that love, you will be handsomely rewarded.

This is the fantastic website through which I found Ozzy:

Regular food blogging will resume shortly. As well as participation in WDB. Yay!

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