The Furry New Tornadoes INSIDE Our House!

The Furry New Tornadoes INSIDE Our House!

We have been wanting to adopt two rescue dogs ever since we moved here in May. However, we had contractors here for awhile, the mass mayhem of moving in, contracting Covid, a month of babysitting our grand doggies, minor toe surgery, a short trip, and much more.

Early last week, we were finally able to contact the local Humane Society and, three days later, we became the new parents of Tank and Moon. Tank was previously named Buda but he did not respond to that name. And, since he clearly didn’t like it, and we didn’t like it, we changed it. Moon was previously named June. We picked a rhyming name that fit her perfect. She’s the DARK side of the moon. She definitely did not look like a June.

Tank and Moon were previously owned by a couple in their 30s who surrendered them because they were moving. The guy at the Humane Society was noticeably upset about that. He said, “Last time I checked, they still allow dogs in that state…”

Tank was adopted out a week prior but he was brought back because he wouldn’t play with that person’s dog. We think it’s because he missed his sister, Moon. ๐Ÿ™

We had notified the Humane Society that we wanted two dogs, and that we didn’t want heavy shedders. (Two family members who visit often have dog allergies.) We’d seen Tank and Moon on their website, and instantly fell in love.

When we arrived, they put Tank and Moon in the play yard, and led us back there. As soon as I saw them romping around through the windows, I got all teary eyed. We were already in love with them!!

We went outside and, boy oh boy, were they happy to see us!!! Tank immediately took a HUGE poop, and wanted to play fetch. Moon was a bit nervous at first but, after 10 minutes, she was jumping all over us with excitement, too.

Both are black lab mixes. I admit that the pictures online made Tank look QUITE a bit smaller than he actually is. We learned later that he is part Great Dane. And, Moon is part Australian Cattle Dog.

On the way home, we repeatedly told them that we would NOT be taking them back no matter what.

Here are our new babies! ๐Ÿ™‚

After our introduction, Tank and Moon showed us how much fun they have playing together.ย 

Heading to their furever home!

Mason (age 15) coaxed a smile out of Moon. ๐Ÿ™‚

Ha ha ha! Pretty sure Tank did this on purpose!!

Moon approves of her new digs!

Tank approves of his new toys (We went to Petco TWICE that day!) and he LOVES to play fetch! Tank brings his balls to us several times a day, drops them at our feet. We have a GREAT time bouncing them off the walls, and watching both doggies race around like tornadoes to find them.ย 

We are putting healthy meat on Tank’s bones. We took both dogs to the vet yesterday just to double check that they didn’t need any meds or special care. Turns out Moon has Giardia (an intestinal parasite), which she probably picked up at the Humane Society. Tank is also being treated for it as well just to be safe. And, Tank had an ear infection so I’m glad we took them in!

Moon is walking Mason!ย  Ha ha ha.ย 

Getting adopted is EXHAUSTING!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰


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9 Responses to "The Furry New Tornadoes INSIDE Our House!"

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  2. Sarah Bates  October 11, 2021 at 2:47 pm

    We have had three Black Labs and one Lab X. All were the loves of our lives. No dogs of our own right now because we dogsit a very large Pitbull X who comes to us four days a week. She has her own bed and dishes and treats, and rawhide chewies. Her humane “mom” is a Marine officer whom we love as family.

    Please continue your dog life updates. I will look forward to them.

  3. Lynn Duke  October 11, 2021 at 8:26 am

    Moon looks exactly like a dog I once had! I named him Tarragon.
    But, as time went on we changed his name to Terrible Tarragon.
    He would escape and run, run, run. We fenced the yard. He dug
    under and climbed over. We electrified the fence, he still climbed
    over yelping all the way. After moving with him and another doggie,
    to a brand new house, he would terrorize my neighbors chickens.
    The neighbor came over and told us if we did not control him, he
    would shoot Terrible Tarragon. We tried everything! Nothing worked.
    We had tags on all our dogs. He would roam about, and then show
    up back home. One day, no Terrible Tarragon. And, with first child
    just born, I had no time to hunt Terrible T down! We got a call a few
    days later, he decided to move in with another family. We went to
    pick him up, they said “We love him, he can stay!” Thank God!
    We let him stay, with a good luck to you, and a big phew from us.
    We laughed all the way home in the car about all the antics that
    doggie did and the stress one small dog caused us! I hope your little
    guy is different, but he looks EXACTLY like Terrible T!!!!

  4. Patty Callahan  October 10, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    Congratulations on your new family members. Angel Blessings for good health and happiness always.

  5. Pamela Allegretto  October 9, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    My compliments. Clearly, Tank and moon are two lucky dogs. Best wishes!

  6. Debra B  October 9, 2021 at 6:32 am

    Ang, I’m so happy for you and your family. Tank and Moon are perfect!

  7. Fur Baby Mama  October 9, 2021 at 12:38 am

    Thank you so much for adopting these beautiful fur kids! I’ll never understand people who think pets are disposable, but as my mother always said “Things work out the way they’re supposed to.” I think Tank and Moon were meant to be with you. Wishing all of you a very long and happy family life together!

    • By Angela Hoy - Publisher of  October 9, 2021 at 11:00 am

      We completely agree! We have been incredibly blessed!! ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. Linda G  October 8, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    Those are HUGE canines. Yikes!
    Have fun.