When I got married my wife already had two miniature dachshunds, Jaxson and Leo. Leo is starting to get older, and Jaxson wears him out, so early this year my wife started talking about getting a puppy to play with Jaxson so Leo could have a break.
Then one day she sends me a text, with a picture; "Can I keep her?"
When Brit brought the kitten home the next day, the dogs (in their crates) went absolutely crazy, barking their heads off and trying to get at her. The kitten ignored them.
Brit held her next to their crates so they could start to get her scent; they went crazy barking and trying to bite her. The kitten ignored them.
I suggested we call her Serenity.
She's a huge fan of water; anytime she sees some, she has to stick her paw in and splash around. Obviously, we have to keep the toilets closed! One time she even jumped into the bathroom sink and turned the water on so she could play in it!
This diary is NOT a request for donations. However, I am going to throw in a plug for some candles my wife is selling to raise funds.
Love Thy Scents - Scentsy makes electric candles that use small lightbulbs to heat the wax; there's no flame, so you don't have to worry about them getting knocked over. I was skeptical (Brit is into candles - I'm not) but I have to admit that they're pretty nice. There are a ton of scents; my favorite so far is Sugar Cookies.
Want to read more about Yoda, Jaxson, and Leo? They have their own website (which, alas, they rarely update) - A Dog's Journal. (My wife is a professional graphic designer, so she might have helped a little.)