Anderson Ranch Dogs site popped up. I liked the looks of their dogs. I had actually read about these breeders in the past. I e-mailed them, and within 2 minutes, I received a return call. The Andersons had kept one female for their own kennels, since she was the embodiment of all their (stout) bloodlines. The pup was 11 weeks of age, and just that morning they had discussed selling her. It seems the Andersons have too many training dogs, and their girls are rodeoing, so they were possibly interested in finding a home for her, thinking that the timing wasn’t right for them to have a puppy. They sent me pictures, which I in turn sent to MLH (and, of course, Zack!) back at the house. They had me at the phone call, but I needed to explore my options.
I checked her pedigree, then sent the pix and pedigree on to another hunting friend, who encouraged us to purchase this pup. I cancelled my flight home, and arranged to ride home with a friend, who was nice enough to swing by Decatur so I could pick up the pup. She travelled well, and when MLH laid eyes on her late that night, he fell in love.
It’s been a weird week, losing Zoie and gaining another pup. We miss Zoie tremendously. But we’re finding we still have room in our hearts for another – something I find I can’t explain. Also, I’d like to say, once more, thanks so much for all your support. Your comments, thoughts and prayers comforted us more than you’ll ever know.
This pup is worlds apart from Zoie in looks and temperament, but funny and loving in her own right. She and Zack bonded right away; they are playing, sleeping together on the couch, and playing fetch. It took us almost two days to come up with a name, but finally, we did so.
Without further ado, MLH, Zack and I would like to introduce you to Zanna, the newest member of the family.
And of course, she already has some nicknames...Xanadu; Zanna Montana; Zanna White; and Carla Zantana.
You knew it would happen.