Readers of my blog may remember my obituary for Meli, our dog and faithful companion of 14 years.

After over a year, we now have a new dog to introduce. To be honest, I still find it hard to move on, but the missus was sorely missing one, and I want to make her happy, so… I’m officially introducing Izzy.

Izzy the dog | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's book

Izzy is just over a year old and I was hoping the story I’d share with you today is how she was found stranded on a mountain.ย  She had just given birth to two puppies, only one of whom survived the mountain foxes. When she was found, she was a mess, and the lovely woman who rescued her and her puppy had to trim all her hair and treat various minor ailments. She posted Izzy’s story on Facebook and reached out to us. After meeting them, we decided to take her.

A couple of months later, Izzy’s puppy was ready to move to his new home, and we took Izzy to ours.

A Misnomer if I ever saw one

As for Izzy’s name, it was given to her because of her easy-going nature.

However, it’s starting to sound like a bit of a misnomer given her puppy-like traits, which include stealing, begging, and chewing on anything that moves (like the two increasingly freaked out cats) or doesn’t (like my Kindle). So, instead of theย inspirational story of how Izzy became a member of our household, I find myself having to share the story of how she chewed up my trusted Kindle Paperwhite:

Chewed Kindle | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's book

Of course, Izzy is blaming Perro the cat: he was the one who jumped on my desk (in a desperate attempt to save himself from her butt-sniffing affections) and accidentally kicked my Kindle onto the floor.

But I’ll let you be the judge of who’s to blame…

 

 

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