Since I wrote an “Edie-versary” post back in September, I thought it only fair to celebrate Georgia’s anniversary as well.
On Friday the 13th, Georgia reached a milestone: 9 years with our family. When we brought our four-month-old puppy home, we had two grandchildren living nearby. Nine years later we have five precious kidlets in our lives, but none live close. Eldest daughter and her family are now in Montana, while youngest daughter and her family are just outside New York City, on the New Jersey side of the river. Thank heavens for airplanes and Skype!
We didn’t have a lot of information about Georgia when she joined our family. Like Edie, she was a Craigslist find. Her owner had been killed in a motorcycle accident and his sister wasn’t prepared to keep the four-month-old pup. She advertised Georgia as a “Brazilian Mastiff,” which almost cost us the BEST dog in the world. The research I did on that breed worried me, but our daughter (the one with two small children who would be visiting our home on a regular basis) encouraged us to give the pup a chance.
As I said, BEST DOG EVER!! And wonderful with children 😀
We eventually did a genetic test and discovered that she’s a Mastiff / Bull Mastiff / American Staffordshire Terrier mix. At this point, she’s just Georgia, our extremely loyal and loving furry child.
Happy ninth anniversary, Georgia. May we be blessed with many more!