Jeff and I seem to disagree about how involved we should be in this little puppy's story and so this is going to take a long, diplomatic conversation.
The situation: Our neighbor, Mary (Izzy's mom, that little devil in black curls) recently went on a cruise. In Mexico, Mary passed a group of puppies in desperate need of homes. The pups were from The Humane Society of Cozumel and they adopted out to the US, if they only had a good home... Mary has a big heart, I'll give her that. She paid the adoption fee, and recently picked up little Iso (pronounced E-zo) at the airport.
Izzy does not approve.
The situation is stressful enough on the little home that Mary has asked that I help find little Iso a home. Would I help take a few pictures and possibly post them online (I cringe to think craigslist)? Mary is not quite up to trying to keep a curious little puppy away from a less than hospitable poodle. I asked them over to have a play date to get the lay of the land.
First impression was, "Yup, Izzy wants nothing to do with that dog." But as for Iso... it was love at first sight. My best guess is Parson Russel Terrier and Chihuahua mix, but he is a mutt's mutt, just like Relay. The two of them hit it off immediately. Iso is just friendly, outgoing, and 15 pounds of pure love. Five months old, he is already potty trained, doesn't bark, mark, or chew. He has been neutered and given his rabies shot. An all around perfect puppy, who is just too cute. I would rename him Bit, but I'm not adopting another dog.
So, do we take Iso or not? Part time? Try to find him a home or just run out the clock until her friend arrives?
It's going to be a very long conversation.