The truth about Minnie

She’s available for adoption.


Are you my new mother or father?

Although she was the first wayward dog Zach and I ever encountered as a couple, I have never shared her story on this blog. We found her, cowering on the Trolley Track Trail and covered in mud in almost the same spot we would later find Charlie Machete.

Craigslist led us to an individual who had been trying to sell her and who was not very ambitious about getting her back. So Minnie stayed with us.

Having never fostered before, we were uncertain about what to do with this beautiful, sheepish creature with strange eyes.

Photo by Fido Fetch Photography.

I got caught up in the excitement of having another girl in the house and didn’t follow through on the initial interest Minnie received from totally decent people. That was an epic fail on my part, and I admit it.

And so, the months ticked by.

Minnie put a spell on us.

Voodoo love dog.

We fell in love with her. Luke fell in love with her. Then, Charlie Machete came along, and he fell in love with her.

Machete wanted to claim Minnie for himself.

She’s very lovable.

Because Charlie Machete was a harder-to-adopt (and, for us, harder to live with) dog, when he was with us, we kept the foster dog marketing emphasis on him, while quietly exploring potential forever families for Minnie.

Playful but not destructive and affectionate yet independent, Minnie is about the easiest dog in the world to live with. She’s obedient, housetrained and loves going on walks and rides in the car. She would do great in a home with children and gets along fine with other animals.

Today, marks the beginning of Minnie marketing in earnest.

If you or someone you know who would like to meet this blue-and-brown-eyed beauty, please direct them to this post or the Adoptable page.

To find out who won the recent leather collar giveaway from Euro Dog Designs, click here.


About crystalwayward

I live with two formerly wayward dogs. I care deeply about the environment, and I think gardening is a revolutionary act.

Posted on April 26, 2012, in Dogs, Fostering, Machete, Minnie and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I love Minnie so much, I’ll admit it….I’ll be bummed when she finally gets adopted.

  2. Wonderful blog. Best of luck on your marketing efforts. With you on her side, she will find her new family in no time – DogDaz

  3. Minnie is very lucky to have been found by you! She is in great hands and I know you will find her a loving, forever home.

  4. Thanks for the support, everyone. She’s a very special dog, a “spirit dog,” and I will miss having her very much. But my fingers are crossed that we’ll find her a family who will be open to playdates with Luke and outings with the KC Pittie Pack. 🙂

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