Saturday, November 17, 2007

Meet Cosette

We have a new dog!!

I've been waiting all week to tell you, but we wanted to surprise the family. And they were so surprised to see her that it was worth it. As many of you know, we were devastated when our darling Daily passed away last summer from congestive heart failure. I was beginning to wonder if we would ever get another dog, but I guess it was time.

Anyway, her name is Cosette and she is a 3-year-old Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen or PBGV, the same breed our Daily was. They are originally from France, hence the name. We didn't name her but I told Al that if we got one as a puppy, I'd name her Cosette. If you've ever seen or read Les Miserable, you'll be familiar with the name. Luckily, she's one of the few characters still living in the end.

So, here's the story. The breeder we got Daily from was also devastated when Daily passed because she thought she was too young. So, she told us she would give us a puppy, but we told her that we'd love another adult, too, so just let us know.

Well, I got an email from her that said "Dog." She didn't have puppies yet, but she had this 3-year-old, spayed, house-trained PBGV. The couple who had her decided to be missionaries and didn't think it was fair to keep putting her in kennels. And here's where it starts to sound like an episode of the Ellen Degeneres show. The couple gave her to their dog groomer instead of giving her back to the breeder, as it said in the contract. This breeder, C, is very particular about who gets her dogs. Anyway, the groomer couldn't keep her, so she gave her to someone, who gave her to a rescue group. Well, C is on the rescue group list. You can imagine how she felt when she saw her dog needed to be rescued! She called the original couple who went and got Cosette and brought her to C, who promptly email us.

Al was ready to go that weekend to get her.

She has settled in beautifully and she is very loving and cuddly. She's fine in the house by herself and she's very happy with the doggie door and the backyard. She keeps us entertained, that's for sure. Here are few more pictures for ya.

On the ride home. I don't like letting dogs do this, so we let her just long enough to take the photo.

She's already taken over the couch.

Actually, she's taken over everything.


Karen said...

Beautiful! I love the name Cosette. A friend of mine with twins named one Cosette.

What a blessed addition to your family. Congrats.

Nettie said...

Congratulations. She is just beautiful. I love the name and I loved the play from which it comes. Enjoy.

her indoors said...

ah bless she is so sweet, lots more photos of her please!

Peggy said...

That's just wonderful I love rescue dogs. Our Polly is my second rescued dog. What a lovely thing to be thankful for and nice surprise for Betty and Jay too!

I love her name too. Tres French!

R.E.H. said...

Hey, cute dog :) I'm sure she'll be taken well care of in your house.

Newt said...

Awwwww, she's so adorable. And the name is perfect. She was meant to be yours. There's no question about it.

jd said...

Wonderful news. I'm happy for you and Al.

susan said...

Wait...she came with that name? She was so meant to be yours! (even if that wasn't her original name) Congrats on your new baby!

Tink said...

I love the name Cosette! Tis the season for new dogs. Two friends of mine just adopted a Beagle and a Bassett. They named them Bacon and Bean. *Snort*

Lisa said...

I LOVE her, and her name! Congrats! She is a very lucky dog.

Lena said...

What a perfect dog for a home - she's fitted in naturally!