Posted by: notsofancynancy | August 26, 2014

How We Celebrated National Dog Day 2012

I can’t believe it has been two years!  Read on for an update! and Happy National Dog Day!


Our Newest Addition


I don’t know how this happens. I am restricted (by my hubby and my good sense) from looking at dogs on the internet. But something came over me and the next thing I know my hubby is off to look at a new dog. We don’t really need a new dog, we have three already. It is not like I don’t have enough love for all of them I certainly do. And if I was a millionaire I would have lots of land and lots of dogs. They are what keep me going, the reason I get out of bed in the morning.  I love having a new challenge to train and who knows maybe someday she will grow up to be a therapy dog, maybe not.

This little girl was in a high kill shelter which euthanizes the dogs in three to four day. We have been looking at her for two days, so she had little time left. I just cannot imagine that they would kill such a sweet little girl. Well I have not met her face to face. My hubby knows better than to take me to a shelter, especially a high kill shelter. We might come home with ten dogs. I think four is enough, for now. She is to be fixed tomorrow and we can pick her up around four o’clock. I am nervous and excited at the same time. I wonder how she will fit into our balanced pack. I will keep you updated!

We do not have a name for this little angel so any suggestions?

Happy National Dog Day to us!

8/26/2014 Well you may know we named her Pixie. She has been a challenge. Her pixie personality shows through so that was a perfect name for her. Her and Roxie are best friends and that is really what we wanted. She is stubborn and pushy, but funny and loveable.  BTW I have not looked at dogs on the computer since. Pixie makes four dogs in our family. That is a challenge when we go camping, but it is manageable. We are so loved!

Pixie taking a selfie

Pixie taking a selfie



  1. I remember this day. all wrote about this day and you brought this little girl home. Wonder that Pixie wears no purple or green on her fur today lol

    • I am so glad you have been on this journey! Maybe not sporting colored hair bub just and a spa day, a bath and a shave. lol

  2. That looks SOOOO much like our dog, Kalev, Puppy Girl, Littlest One, and many other names. It doesn’t matter really what you name her at first, Her name will change as you learn more about her personality. She is so adorable. Here is ours.

  3. Thank you for rescuing her. What a completely transformed expression on her face. High-spirited will keep you young. 🙂 Happy Gotchaversary!

  4. Two years, no way! I remember reading this post – crazy how time (and pixies) fly.

    • I know, right. I had to double check the date. They flew by

  5. Yes, high kill shelter rescues seem to know and appreciate the fact. I’ve had my Cassie the wonderdog, since 2008 and everyday I get the best doggone kisses from her 🙂

    • We are so lucky! I am just saying they are the best kisses ever and they DO seem so very grateful!

  6. What a beautiful girl! Pixie is a gorgeous name. Thank you for saving her life

    • Awe thank you! she is a handful, but we love her!

  7. Pixie is quite the talented photographer? Is she on Instagram? 🙂

  8. You have a heart of gold with paw prints all over it! lol I love the picture of Pixie, I have missed seeing her. If you ever get bored, I have 2 Hooligans I would be willing to part with!! 😉 Just kidding, they are just lucky I love Hooligans!!

    • Thank you and if you get board I will send Pixie your way…. hahaha I love hooligans too!

      • thank to the Hooligans we are never bored! 😉

      • That is for sure! hahaha We are camping with all four of them. They really keep us on our toes!

  9. 🙂 You had room in your heart HUGS

  10. Yaaaaaay! Congratulations to Pixie! Very cute!

  11. Forgot to check the box… so my OCD requires that I send it again. 🙂

    Yaaaaaay! Congratulations to Pixie! Very cute!

    • Great to hear from you Patrick! I can’t believe we have had Pixie two years now! She really is a kick!

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