Someone recently asked on one post or another (and of course I can't find it now) how it came to be that Smooch joined the 7MSN family.
It was January 2006. Has it really been six years? I had just lost my sweet yellow lab Annie to bone cancer. My other elderly yellow lab, Dusty, was bereft, as was I. We both needed another dog. I went searching on petfinder.com for a puppy to join our family and located a four-month-old "possible Chihuahua mix" named Gracie at a local animal rescue. When I went to the rescue to meet her, I took her for a short walk and she seemed to like me well enough, so I brought her home.
When Smooch is not on high alert, she is comatose. There isn't much of a middle ground.
Smooch: What was that?
Me: Nothing. Now go back to sleep.
Actually the noise she heard was the camera shutter. Nothing gets by this dog.