Felipe and I had just moved into our new home with our rambunctious young male boxer, Jeter. We needed a playmate for him and began our search. After a few months of looking, we somehow stumbled upon a great organization called Boxer Rescue of Albuquerque. We got in contact with them to begin the adoption process.  It took a while but finally, Nieva (now Brodie) was presented to us. It took at least a month to finalize the adoption.

She won over our hearts by smothering Felipe Sr. with kisses all over his face. We were told her history which made us love her that much more. She had been abandoned by her previous owners at Sandia Park in her soft crate with a little stuffed bunny rabbit. She was about 7 months old. Thankfully, a Good Samaritan found her before an animal predator.

At home, Brodie fit right in. We did need to teach her some manners, as she was rough around the edges, and still is sometimes.  Brodie and Jeter ran the house. We went on lots of adventures and walks and they got into a lot of mischief together.

Brodie was always the shy one. When Jeter got sick and we had to put him to sleep, Brodie took on her new role as Boss and she doesn’t take it lightly. She is fiercely protective and loyal to her family, especially Felipe Jr.

We adopted a new friend for Brodie, his name is Ratchet. She has shown him the ropes and that she is the boss. They are inseparable and trouble.

Brodie is a trooper and we pray she gets through her cancer soon, of course with the tremendous help of Dr. Kelly and her wonderful team. We love her and couldn’t imagine life without her.

P.S. I named Brodie after my favorite female punk rock singer, Grody Brody of the Distillers. Many people call her a “him” because of the name choice. It’s okay she isn’t a prissy girly girl. We think the name suits her well. 😉


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