Adjusting to life without our beloved Bentley was no easy task. She was an amazing dog, and will never be forgotten, but the kids were clearly in need of a dog in the home. We were completely honest with the kids about what happen to Bentley and where she is now... but three and two year olds just don't understand beyond Bentley got sick and isn't coming back. Since we live in a duplex with my parents and their three dogs right now, Hudson started asking Galoshes if he could "borrow" her dogs since "we don't have Bentley anymore". Watching a three year old ask to borrow dogs on a daily basis, and dogs who really had no interest in being climbed on as Bentley so willingly allowed, just wasn't working for us.
I began our search for the next Ballweg family member with an ad on Craigslist, some applications to local rescues, and trips to the local shelters. I had an amazing response to my ads looking for a family dog but hadn't found the one, until.....
She is a wonderful, most quiet, gentle, calm dog you will ever meet. We have had her since Friday and are yet to hear her make a peep! Yesterday we took her on an outing to the PetSmart to get an official "Lainey" tag. She was happy to see everyone at the store, make some new friends, and take a long car ride. She made a quiet hello bark to two new friends in the store so she does have a voice, she's just a very quiet girl (which with napping kids on a daily basis is a HUGE plus in my book!).
You will get to know more about Lainey as we go. She's still adjusting to the poparazzi lifestyle of MJ&G!
I'm sure she will remain humble despite her soon found fame. For right now she is getting her beauty sleep and looking forward to telling you more of her story.