After lots of input from Facebook peeps, in-real-life friends, and prayers from friends & family, I made my decision...the one that was my first instinct yesterday afternoon when I got the phone call that might have changed my life.
I will NOT be adopting "Sophie" the little Yorkie.
I'm going to hold out for my Pugs, maybe even from here...you see, I have thought and planned about my "girls" for years. Their names will be Petunia & Violet (Petunia after Porky Pig's sister and Violet because it's my favorite [Crayola] shade of God's best color!) There will be 2 of them so they can keep each other company during the day while I'm at work.
They will be Pugs for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is:
- Pugs do not have to be groomed - just "wash and wear" and trim the nails (I can do that without a groomer at home)
- Pugs do not need a lot of exercise, and are fairly low-energy, which is conducive to my lifestyle with FMS
- They fit the size/weight restrictions for most apartment complexes
- They've stolen my heart with their sad eyes and just look like they'd be great companions
Thanks for letting me think through things...thanks Mrs YH for your prayers! I have peace with my decision and hope that someone else will be able to provide Sophie with a loving home!