Meet Cabela

cabela.jpgYes, she is named after Cabela’s, the famous hunting, firearms and outdoor outfitter chain.

Last week, we went to the Humane Society of Wickenburg to look at the adoptable dogs. The pet keeper asked us what sort of dog we were looking for. Since we were looking for a short haired dog, we asked if they had anything like a miniature pinscher. Much to our surprise, they had exactly that!

Image - Cabela - click on the thumbnail to enlarge

We went out to the kennel area to meet this dog and immediately fell in love with her. Unfortunately, we couldn’t adopt her that day since she had been spayed the day before and was still recovering. They also said that they couldn’t put a hold on her until they were sure that she and Bear would get along with each other.

We went to the Humane Society this morning. Determined to get there before anyone else, we tried to get there by the time they opened. We were a few minutes early, but some of the staff were already there and let us in early. After Cabela’s introduction to us and then to Bear, it was a matter of filling out a bunch of papers and paying the adoption fee.

She is a purebred miniature pinscher (no AKC papers), about two years old, has a red and tan coat, hazel eyes and is smart, very playful and loving. We are extremely pleased with our adoption.


  1. drjim said,

    August 18, 2010 @ 09:55:16

    Bear now has a little buddy to play with!

  2. sig94 said,

    August 18, 2010 @ 11:55:30

    How sweet! Nothing like keeping adorable emergency rations in the house.

  3. Damsel said,

    August 18, 2010 @ 12:05:41

    Dog liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti?

  4. Cap'n Bob said,

    August 18, 2010 @ 20:58:16

    This is our chance to let ourselves down easy when that dreadful day comes should our old dog pass on to Beastatory. DrJim knows that particular pain, as do most of us who love dogs.

  5. drjim said,

    August 19, 2010 @ 11:28:05

    How old is Bear? She seemed pretty spry when you guys had her out at Field Day!

  6. Cap'n Bob said,

    August 19, 2010 @ 14:45:36

    Bear is almost 12 years old. So she is a senior in dog years. Our recent scare with her has had us talking more about getting a new dog. We talked about it but did very little. When we met Cabela, all that inaction went away!

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