April Pet of the Month-Peanut
Peanut is a goofball extraordinaire. She knows how to turn on the charm with her big round eyes and if you’re not careful, you can be suckered into giving her all manner of snacks. Peanut came to us via The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals. She was found outside a police precinct in Bushwick. Fortunately for her, the officer who found her happened to have a girlfriend who works for the Alliance. She was fostered for several months by a kindly vet (no need to name names) until we finally found each other. Our best guess is that she’s a pit bull/boxer/whatever else mix. When she first came home she was a wild child to say the very least. It seemed as if she was going to enjoy the party as fully as possible because she didn’t believe it would last. She terrorized her sister (our Shiba Inu, Roxie) and was basically on hyper spazz mode 24/7. But after several months, she came to understand that she was staying and it was ok to get comfortable. She’s still a nutball but with slightly more self control. She is what we affectionately refer to as a “love bully”. There isn’t a mean bone in her body and the slightest bit of affection makes her crazy with happiness.
Just two short months after adopting Peanut, we found out we were pregnant and that our 7 year old son would soon have a sister. We wondered what challenges this new arrival would present to the fragile ego of Miss Pea. We needn’t have worried. 45 minutes after bringing Lulu home, Peanut was in love and had fully accepted her new role as protectress. Today, both our son and daughter enjoy the friend they have in Peanut. She is as gentle as can be with the children (though sometimes our daughter takes a tumble because Peanut doesn’t know her own strength!). She enjoys swimming, surfing (seriously!) and chasing squirrels. We know we were blessed the day we spotted her sweet face online and decided to go in for a meet and greet. Eternal thanks to Siobhan, Melissa and Cary for taking excellent care of our girl until we found her.Share on Facebook