Thursday, July 22, 2010
Jordan has had tennis ball in his room for a year, just in case we were able to get a puppy.
When my sister adopted a puppy a few weeks ago, Noah said,"Mandy, doggies make my heart happy".
Isaiah seeks out every dog he can find, and asked if we could steal my dad's dog Inky.
We decided it was time to move for many reasons, but being able to get a dog was up on the list.
I have been patrolling the pound, rescues and craigslist for weeks. Two days ago, I placed a wanted ad for a lab or lab mix puppy and got a reply last night. A sweet guy who had adopted 2 puppies, then lost his job, started a home business all in the span of weeks. His house was full of employees and the pups were having to be locked up a lot. And he is barely getting by, so he was having to ration the pups food. :(
He decided that they deserved more and offered one or both of them to me.
We went to meet them this morning, and quickly fell in love with one of them. I would have loved to take both, but I can't imagine feeding two big dogs!
We had an eventful ride home, the puppy POOPED in the car. Luckily it was on a something that was easily dumped and rinsed. Turns out he had only been in the car once and he was scared.
Boy it's hard to catch a pic of three little boys and a hyper puppy! This one is a bit blurry because Noah was rubbing his face on the puppy.
He is a typical lab, he LOVES the water. He tries to swim in his water bowl and when you turn on the hose he comes running.
He is part black lab and part chocolate lab, his coat is the color of dark chocolate. He is 14 weeks old and way to skinny for his age. I am still working out how much and when to feed him, he is SO hungry, but I don't want to make him sick.
He knows sit and stay. He doesn't cross a door unless you tell him it is okay. He isn't totally housebroken, but he is doing pretty good.
Our *cough*sweet*cough* kitty is NOT happy, she is currently glaring at me down the hallway. I am guessing I will be kitty shanked in my sleep.
The boys, oof. The are so happy it made me cry more than once today. Hubs and I are pretty smitten too. He is just SO sweet. Let's see how our first night of crate training goes!