And we brought him home last night.
He's not a replacement for Bentley....because nothing can replace my Little Dog.
But Boomer is a welcome distraction.
He's a 9-week old, 2lb, micro mini schnauzer. According to the breeder, he should stay under 8lbs. Schnauzers are also hypo-allergenic...supposedly even more so than Yorkies.
He is super-sweet and playful. He loves the girls. He cried and seemed to be looking for them after they went up to bed last night. Even now he is napping on Breena's lap while the girls watch cartoons.
Bentley was my dog. He was gently tolerant of the girls, but he didn't seek them out to play, nap or hang-out. He wanted me to let him out, wanted me to throw the ball, wanted only my lap. Boomer will be more of a family dog...and that's a good thing - a great thing - for all of us.
The girls are old enough to help out with taking care of him. I am hoping he wears them out...and vice versa. Schnauzers are also known to be protective of their homes and owners, so I hope he will help me keep them out of trouble.
Before bringing him home, Brian promised me that if Bentley ever came home, we would have room for both dogs. That was really important to me because I have not given up hope that he will be back home with us one day.