Today I am making my way back to Las Vegas from Sacramento area after the Rio Del Lago 100 race. (I worked at it!) Instead of flying home, like I did to get out there, I am a passenger in a vehicle as we haul equipment back to Nevada. But while I’m making the journey, I thought I would introduce you to my new running partner. Well, someday she’ll be my partner.
A friend started talking to a woman at the salon that had a boxer puppy and she wanted to get rid of it, she said she didn’t have the time to take care of it. My friend contacted me and asked if we would be interested. We’ve been talking about getting a dog for a while. We never found any shelter dogs that really clicked with us and I didn’t want to pay for some deranged puppy from a pet store that is used to defecating in her own den. (So sad…) We went to meet the puppy and she immediately took to me. The previous owner just said she wanted to find the pup a good home, somebody that would take the time needed to do the training and would love her.
We named her Jade. This little girl came into our lives at the right time (except for the fact that I was traveling this weekend and left my husband alone with her). Right now, she’s just a 3-month-old baby… so she can’t really be my running partner yet. I take her on short little walks about a quarter of a mile, but she’s not very good at being on a leash yet. She’ll learn!