Sunday, June 14, 2009

You guys are good!

Wow, you guys are good! Or I'm very bad at posting a confusing picture. =) Either way, you're talented!

It is a puppy's nose.

We have a wonderful, long suffering, beautiful mutt (toy rat terrier and english setter) named Ally. I've had her since my 19th birthday (which means we just celebrated 8 years together!), and she has very gracefully put up with four children knocking her right out of the spotlight. She tolerates them, but really loves Seth. The kids have recently become enamored with the idea of her having a friend.

I said no. No way. No how. Puppies are like babies. No!

Then, we went to Indiana for our vacation, where we were immersed in family...and two different parts of our families recently (within the past year) rescued dogs. One Aunt's family rescued a Golden mix named Napoleon, and one Aunt's family rescued a Shih Tzu. They were both adorable and that urge...you know, the  one where suddenly puppy breath doesn't seem so bad? It started to hit me. Then my friend, Jeremy got a new puppy while we were in Indiana. I told him it was going to be the death of me. Ava spent hours rolling around on the floor with his puppy, laughing and shrieking, then got up and very matter of factly told me that when we got back to Florida, we were going to the Pet store right away.

I said no to the pet store idea, right away. I don't like pet store's puppy practices, although I do feel very badly for the pet store's actual puppies. So when we got home, we started perusing the shelters in our area. We came up empty...no dog felt like ours. I was starting to think we should shelve the discussion, even though it would cause Ava to literally pass out from lack of oxygen from the fit she would throw.

Then, we saw him.



He was found abandoned in a bush at three weeks of age and nursed back to health by the staff at the rescue. He is a lab/boxer mix and, in my opinion, completely adorable. He doesn't have a name yet, and I don't know if he ever will, considering all the crazy suggestions the kids are throwing about. But, crazy as it may be, my heart went out to him, and, as Ava said "This is him! This is the right dog to add to our family!" So, here we go!

26 comments:

Amy Genn said...

Oh my goodness. I couldn't say no to that adorable little face either!!!

Crazy would be a good name! LOL!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Oh, I love this puppy!!! We are looking for a puppy and this one is just adorable!!! SOOOOO cute!

Just'N Angel said...

He is precious! Maybe he should be named Indiana!

Maddie's Mommy said...

He is adorable!! Good luck! I think his name should be Patch since he has a brown patch over his eye.

kay said...

He is so, so cute! I think he looks like a Gus. Or Konna, which means "much wanted". Axel! Ally and Axel.

LOL, sorry, I just love names!

Jennifer said...

Since your Indiana visit inspired this new addition, how about "Hoosier" as a name?

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

So so so cute!!! Love hime!!!

Queen Mumma said...

ADORABLE!!!!

Dorsey said...

Very Cute!

How about Doogie? Like Doogie Howser M.D. Pronounced Dew-Gee, the Doggie. This name suggestion comes from someone with a cat name Moriarty - Mori for short and a dog named Elora Danan - named after the baby princess in the movie "Willow". Danan is pronounced Dannon like the yogurt. I LOVE to name things.

LMarie said...

the most adorable dog ever!!

tomandcheryl said...

He is really cute but seriously you have so much on your plate how are you going to do this....ahh, well, you'll figure it out and your kids love him.
~Cheryl

Ace said...

absolutely adorable!

Jennifer said...

He is completely adorable. I like the name Rex.

Mandy & Jeremy Hall said...

I would not have been able to resist that little guy either!!! What a cutie!

Stephanie said...

I like the name Crazy, too. Or the other suggestion of Gus. He definitely looks like a little Gus. Whew...I don't envy you for having to wake up to a puppy crying!

M J said...

Oh my GOODNESS, he is cute! :)

Anna said...

Oh What a sweet puppy! Congrats!

I'm just me... said...

We are a bit crazy here at our house too.
We had two purebred labs that we purchased from breeders. After 9 years we lost them both with 15 months of each other.
Within the last 4 months we have rescued two dogs from local shelters. A 3 year old and a 10 week old, both lab mixes. Our house is once again full of puppy wrestling matches and our daughter is LOVING having a puppy in the house.

Lindsey said...

I can't believe you guys got a puppy! LOL He is soooo cute!!! :)

Trish said...

What a cutie! and a great combo of a dog. We have a boxer and you can't beat the personality.

Momof2bz said...

He is so cute! How about calling him Mr. Right? :)

Kara said...

Ah, pet naming. I still remember analyzing Seb's personality to find the PERFECT name for him (and it was totally perfect!). I have a feeling this dog will end up named after a character on HSM. Just a feeling... :)

Momma Mango said...

Aw, look at that little face! Adorable! Congrats! :)

Sparkette said...

Oh he is just so precious and I want to hug him!!! I just sent to the fiance so he knows what kind of dog I would love to have! :) Good luck with everything!!

Carli said...

What a cute little puppy...He looks just like a younger version of Chris and my dog Prince but Prince is a jack-russell mixed with huskie and collie.

I am Trish Marie said...

Too cute! We have two boxers, and they are the best dogs.... you know, when I am not finding one of them on top of our kitchen counter!

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