meet June

Yesterday, after searching for months in shelters and pounds, i found myself a beautiful german shepherd. i saw a picture of her on the LA animal shelter website and when i showed geoff the link we jetted out to 90210 to play with her at a park event they were having. the park was PACKED with dogs but in about 15 seconds we found her with a volunteer and fell in love with her. She is 2 and 1/2 years old and 65lbs. she is skinny right now from living at that shelter for the past 2 months so i think she will thicken up a bit soon now that she is in a happy home. she is so sweet and loving, likes everybody and doesn't want to be out of sight from geoff or i, has a retarded right ear, when she's tired she literally just flops over on the floor, and we named her June.

not even two years ago I was hell bent on "hell no" to having any animals and any kids but God has done some serious work on my heart. i think i was really afraid of the responsibility of taking care of another life. it still freaks me out that there is someone(thing) depending on me now but she is a sweetheart. i'd been wanting to get a german shepherd for months now. the breed is so smart (3rd smartest actually) and make great family dogs and are protectors. with 4 girls living in that house its nice to know she'll attack anyone breaking in.

now i sound like the many men id secretly seen baby-talk their dogs in private:
"Awww Lucky dooooog!"
"juney-baby!" (<----me)
I don't even talk baby-talk to babies. I tend to just stick safely to their pronouns: "Hi baby. sit. down." (so maternal, i know)

night one was a bit crazy. we left her home alone, locked in the back yard for about 40 mins while we ran to walmart to pick up a few things and to stop by SH and show Chris and Es some support and came straight home. we were very anxious driving back geoff even said, " June better not have done anything stupid while we were gone." sure enough...
ripped the screen

broke thru the gate

and out thru the wooden fence

as soon as geoff yells, "oohhh fuu--" my cell rings. its the people who picked her up. thankfully, earlier in the day geoff suggested i get her a tag with my cell on it. she followed someone walking home around the block from us. sighhh...

haha that right ear...

that's all she did last night until i decided to go to bed.

she's finally peeing and pooing which is a sign that she is comfortable at our house. go sheshack comfort level for bringing out the poo's and pee's! the girls are way excited and love her. jojo will need some more warming up time. today was tough though. we chained her to the tree this morning and she is having separation anxiety. barking, tearing up anything within her reach, and just whining up a storm. geoff is doggy proofing my back yard today but shes going to get used to it within a couple weeks. first day is the hardest. we're both getting used to each other. as of this afternoon she was loving me more than geoff but he is taking her to the park right now so who knows who she'll favor tonight haha.
any german shepherd advice, please share. please.


Brenda_Says_: said...

This girl is just like every other girl in this house...


but I liked her. ;)

esmeralda said...

You know I will say, she was pretty cool, and yes that means ALOT coming from me! :)

and thanks for showing us the love we really appreciate it <3

Josh said...

Cute dog. Love the photos, couldnt help but laugh. sorry. And the ear, classic. Ps, you take awesome pics. Loved the ones from the Frisco road trip

candice valdespino said...

@brenduh: FACT

@es: i love you

@joshbambiface: its okay to laugh. we all did! you need to come over and meet her and hang out asap!

They Call Me Nails. said...

i want a dog now! haha. june is great.

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