Little Things Thursday

Taking in a new pet is certainly not a “Little Thing”.  Yet the little things like love, comfort, friendship, and provisions make such a huge difference to man and animal kind alike.

Here’s the little story about how Rosalie (Rosie) has come to be a new family member for us.


Rosalie (nee Kitty) lives next door with our wonderful neighbors. They are going through job relocation and their home has sold quickly. They do not currently have another place to live in their new state, and will be living in a hotel for a while. 3 adults, 1 preschooler, and 1 dog in a hotel for months. You understand their situation, I’m sure.

It’s never easy to have to let go of a beloved pet, but sometimes it is necessary even when not part of the original plan. We understand because when we left Thailand there was a huge hurdle of getting Gigi home with us. It almost didn’t happen due to airline embargoes.

Our neighbors asked us to help spread the word about Rosalie needing a new home and well, it just made sense for us to take her. She knows us and is well-loved by all. The transition would probably be much harder if she were moved out of her known spaces. Everyone feels a little easier about what is to be. Still, I know this is very hard on our neighbors.

Rosalie has been coming over daily for several hours to get used to things, and goes back home in the evening. It seems to be the right thing to do. We will acquire Rosalie permanently in a couple weeks when the neighbors move.

So everyone, meet Rosalie, new doggie at Little by Little!

Everyone is happy…except the cat.

How’s your week?

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  1. Oh, the poor cat! 😉
    But I had this cute dog also taken in this situation. So it is good and who knows what would happen to him otherwise in unfamiliar surroundings, with strangers –

    My blog is in a break now, but I’ve linking up a post from my little “Testblog”, there is my cat…
    Good luck with the dog 🙂

  2. You are so kind to take in this pooch!! It will be hard for them to bid her adieu for sure. Hopefully the cat will come around!
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  3. Rosalie…aka Rosie…is my mom’s name! So I think ya got a winner there 🙂

  4. The cat will get over it – he will just never, ever admit it, lol! Looks like a sweet puppy! Have fun!

  5. oh I bet your children are over the moon about the dog!

  6. Sasha Holloway says:

    AWESOME! I hope she enjoys her new awesome home and family. You guys are so awesome for that

  7. She looks like an adorable addition to the family and at least this way the neighbours know she will be in good hands

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  8. Aaaw!!! cute doggie!! I am sure she´ll be great with you guys!

  9. Looks like a vivid little doggy!

    Great shot!

    Have fun with her… 😉

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  10. Well, Rosie is certainly adorable. I’m sure your neighbors are grateful to know that she has a good home. Bittersweet for sure, though.

  11. Sarah C. says:

    How sweet and nice of you to take her in! Enjoy!

  12. Catherine says:

    She looks very sweet,… hopefully the cat will warm up to her soon. How kind of your family to take her in…the more the merrier! 🙂

  13. Beautiful picture, love your blog. Adding your button to my collection x x
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  14. What a kind, wonderful thing you’re doing!
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  15. Your photo and puppy are both gorgeous. 🙂 I’m so happy for you and Rosie, but very sad for your neighbours.
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  16. This is such a sweet thing you guys are doing for this adorable dog. You are so right, the loyalty, love and affection that they give so willingly is priceless. 🙂

  17. Hooray for Rosie! And my sympathy to the cat.
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  18. Cute dog! Maybe they will become best friends like my cat and dog? 🙂
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