Saturday, January 27, 2018

Welcome, Monkey!

A lot has happened this past year and I wanted to give an update.  The big one is MONKEY!  If you follow me on any of my social media, you'll already know about our new addition, Monkey, who joined us in summer 2017.  I was scrolling through Petfinder and found her at a Delaware shelter.  That very day I drove up to Delaware, saw her, and took her home.  She was 8 weeks at the time and my first puppy.  She was very sweet and quiet at first, but that didn't last long.  Monkey has turned our world upside down!  She's crazy, weird, energetic, and mischievous.  We also had a terrible health scare at the end of summer when she squeezed through a barbed wire fence and I couldn't find her and when I finally did get a hold of her she had a deep gash in her side (and other injuries on her sides and back) with some fat dangling out of it (I was horrified and immediately took her to the emergency vet).  She's now fully healed and is happy, loved, and a terror!  Sunny and Rosy took some time adjusting to her, but as you can see from the photos below, they've slowly but surely been accepting her as one of their own.

So this marks my first drawing of Monkey!  It took me a while to come up with a good way to draw her.  I would have preferred a way of doing it with just pen, but the shading was too dark and distracting.  So I think I found a happy medium with some pencil shading.  I could also do paint or marker, but I like keeping to the grittier look of pencils and pens.  What do you think?  Also, the circular thing in front of her is the tub drain hair catcher that she loves so so much.

Below are a ton of photos documenting our journey with Monkey:

Browsing through Petfinder, and what do I find?  This sad lil pug mix puppy.  Her temporary name was Pugly and I knew I had to drive the 3.5 hours to get her!
She was tiny!  At first she was confused and a little scared of the big world and all these changes in her life.
But soon she learned that she was going to have a wonderful life filled with fun and love!
But then tragedy struck!  One day as we were out in the yard, Monkey disappeared when I went inside to carry out Sunny.  After an hour of driving around and contacting neighbors, I finally discovered that she was stuck in the barbed wire of one of my back neighbor's fences.  With the help of my neighbor, Monkey got out and returned to our yard.  She was bleeding and had a huge gash in her side from which some fat dangled.  I was in shock.  I quickly scooped her into my arms and sped to the emergency vet.  It was a long recovery, but Monkey was a trooper.

On the plus side, she got to rock some adorable outfits while protecting her wounds while they healed.
And soon she was back to her wild, crazy, stick-loving self!
It's been quite an adventure with Monkey so far, and we haven't even had her for a year yet!  
She really loves this hair catcher for some reason.
Sunny and Rosy, especially Rosy, took some time getting used to her.  And in the past couple months, I've even caught them snuggling together!  So welcome to Monkey and my beautiful grumble!