I needed a new coworker....
I actually needed a cat, or a kitten. Before I lost Cracker in January of 2017, I had lost my Tagger cat the previous November. I wasn't ready for another dog yet, so I thought I would ask on Facebook if anyone had a kitten available. Ruckus cat was missing having a buddy.
First comment from a friend: Jackie has a puppy.
Well, now. WHAT PUPPY???
That was it for me. Off I went with my good friend, Etsuko (my think it through person) to visit this pup.
Shebang had been found in a ditch with her two sisters at the age of 5-5 1/2 weeks. My friend Jackie Parkin at Lifestyle Dog Training took them in. By the time I was looking for that kitten...this puppy was 4 months old and the only one left. She was perfect. She still is, even though she is not a cat.
Shebang is a lot of different kind of work than Cracker was, she is mostly confident, free spirited and very physical. She loves to use her teeth. All this being what it is, like Cracker, she is a wonderful dog with puppies and is working to learn how to be a decoy and "new friend" dog for insecure dogs.
Ruckus did eventually get a kitty for company, Mayhem. She is also perfect...
You get the animal companions you need when the time is right for lessons to be learned.