Until today, our ad-hoc household consisted of three: me, my brother-from-another-mother Juanito, and the Princess. There was a fourth, but Shadow, the most faithful dog in the world, left us when his suffering ended last year.
And then today, Juanito visited the NSPCA on Dewey Drive after months of dithering over pictures from their website. The Princess and I were running errands when he messaged us to meet him there, and, long-story-short, Buddy was adopted.
He is an 18 month-old puggle, a mix between a pug and a beagle, and he has a sweet temperament coupled with boundless energy. The Princess, Juanito and I are already head-over-heels.