If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, then you have seen the big pile of adorable wrinkles that is my new puppy Ella! She is a Shar Pei, just like my other dog Buster! In honor of the new four-legged addition to my family, I thought I would formally introduce you to my other canine companions, Buster and Jolly!
Buster is a 2 year old Shar Pei, which are originally Chinese fighting dogs. The story of how we got Buster is actually kind of funny. My family and I were at my sister’s soccer tournament when we saw a pet store going out of business. While my sister was playing, mom and I went to the store to play with the puppies. My mom loved Buster from the moment she saw him. But me? Not so much. I actually thought he was a really ugly puppy, to tell you the truth. The first thing I noticed about Buster was how disobedient he was. That is how we came up with his name! Because he was a Chinese fighting dog, no one
really wanted him. My dad bargained with the store owners to try and get him cheaper. He is quite the deal maker! The whole way home (it was a five hour drive, mind you) Buster kept crying and whining and pooping. Yes, pooping. We think that he was so nervous that he couldn’t hold it in. We stopped in a parking lot to clean out his cage, and all the while we were getting questioning looks from people passing by. What is so weird about a group of people cleaning poop out a cage in the middle of a parking lot, huh? Buster was crammed in the back seat of our truck along with my brother, sister and I. My dad keptrepeating “Why did we get him. Why did we get him.” All. The. Way. Home. Needless to say, he was getting a little annoyed with Buster’s non-stop whining, crying, and pooping. When we brought buster home, Jolly took right to him. They were instantly friends!
My dog Jolly is a beautiful, big Black Lab. We got Jolly in 2008 when she was 1.5 years old. She had originally been living on the streets. She was found on the side of the highway along with a group of puppies. When we got her she was in her third rescue home. The rescue home said that no one had wanted her. She had no idea why! Jolly is so obedient and shy. She is the sweetest dog ever! We got her on Christmas day 2008. Our dad told us he had a surprise for us, and he drove us to the shelter. We were so excited! We had always wanted a dog. We knew she was the one as soon as we saw her. My dad started calling out commands to her and she did them! He told her to sit, and to lay down. She had a little trouble with the “roll over” command, though. We named her Jolly because we got her on Christmas.
Buster and Jolly are a dynamic duo. We Crocketts love our dogs! What kind of dogs do you have? Comment below!