From small dog playgroup to a pack of pitties
My friend Jessica and I met through our min pins.
Several years ago, we both replied to a Craigslist ad from a gal who wanted help socializing her new Chihuahua (a rough-looking fellow who had been living the wayward life under a dumpster).
Jessica and I both made it to the second small dog playgroup gathering — she with two red miniature pinschers named Nic and Andy, and I with my black-and-tan elderpin Scooby. Jessica and I have been friends ever since, dog sitting for one another and trading perspectives on animals, men, good food, cheap living and what to do when you find a wayward dog on the way to work.
Jessica is the first person I ever met who fostered dogs. She is a proud mama to a beautiful baby boy now, but she still has a pack of furbabies.
The newest canine addition to Jessica’s household is Julie, a gray pit bull she and her husband rescued from a local shelter. Julie is petite, athletic, a little bit shy and fantastic with the baby. She was a well-behaved and well-dressed addition last Saturday to KC Pittie Pack and Friends, the new way Jessica and I have to help socialize our pets.
After a hike with the KC Pittie Pack through the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, I gave Jessica a belated Christmas present:
Of course, the gift was a hand-painted piece of doggy art by Magnet Lady Kathleen Henn. Jessica’s sister Amy took the photo of Julie.
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Posted on January 23, 2012, in Art, KC Pittie Pack and Friends and tagged Kathleen Henn, Loose Park, Magnet Monday, miniature pinschers, Overland Park Arboretum, pit bull, small dog playgroup. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.