I said I would use my new blog to talk about the things that bring me joy and my dog Cher is at the top of that list. Allow me to introduce you to Cher, a 10 (almost 11) year old chihuahua pug mix that my husband and I adopted in 2013 the day before Thanksgiving. I figure I should write about her because she’s probably going to be featured heavily here since she brings such great joy to my life and she’s always tangled up in my knitting.
At the ripe old age of 9 1/2 I saw her face on the Hart Animal Rescue site and I knew she was my dog. I have never had a dog before and I do not know if I will ever love another dog as much but man this little 15 pound ball of fur has stolen my heart. A lot of people talk about wanting a dog, especially a puppy and I love to tell them the joys of adopting a senior. Although Cher is almost 11, she is still full of great energy, spunk and just a touch of sass. Every evening when I come home she runs like a mad woman with her tailing spinning in circles, waiting for me to give her a belly rub and a baby carrot (her favorite treat). And because Cher was older she wasn’t in the horrible puppy phase. She’s never chewed up anything, was house broken and crate trained – although at this age we just let her roam free during the day. Which means she sits in the window most of the day waiting for us to come home.
I don’t know a great deal about her history, other than she was in 3 different shelters over 3 years until the rescue group picked her up. Three months later I found her.
If I am knitting she is either in my lap or very close by. My husband laughs when he comes downstairs and sees me knitting on the couch and Cher is on the back of the couch propped up against my back taking a nap. We soothe each other. And she has made me appreciate the outdoors and taking long walks – she loves a long walk in my neighborhood. She’s a pretty great companion.
So this is my Cher. If you want to see more of her I always feature her on my Instagram account and you can find her with the hashtag #Cherstagrams.