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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Our new dog

Her name is Tara. Tara is the name of the goddess of fertility for the Guanches of the Canary Islands, where Guaci is from. Guanches were the aboriginal inhabitants of the canary islands before they were conquered by the Spaniards in the 1400s. There are no descendents of the Guanches, because rather than being captured and forced into slavery by the Spaniards, they would climb to the highest cliffs on the islands and throw themselves off to their death. The irony of the name "Tara" for our dog is that she is fixed. Ha Ha We found Tara through Craigslist and were skeptical when it said in the ad that not only was she was free to a good home, but she also was housebroken, trained, spayed, and has had all of her shots. Apparently, the couple that gave her away were working too much and didn't have time to even take her for a walk some days. We were the first people to call about her so we piled in the car to go have a look. Well, the ad was 100% accurate so we brought her home with us. She is pretty much the best dog ever. She loves the girls, the girls love her and she loves going on long walks.