Sunday, December 06, 2009

Monkey

Since we lost Lola, the lack of dog in the house has been terrible.  The girls talk about her all the time.  They've pulled out all their stuffed dogs and have been hosting tea parties for them.  They took out all the books they have about dogs so they can "pick out the perfect dog for us."

I couldn't get past the lack of puppy-head in the window when I pulled into the driveway each evening.  Something had to be done.  We knew we wanted a puppy and we knew we wanted another boxer.  We also wanted a rescue dog.  Those three things aren't always easy to find when you want them.  However, as Jeremiah scoured the internet he came across a litter of brindle boxers, 9 weeks old, whose mama had died 2 days after giving birth to them.  The owners bottle fed the pups until they could be weaned, then gave them to an animal shelter, which gave them to a rescue in Madison, Ga (Companion Animal Rescue), the very same town from which Lola hailed.  Kismet!

Yesterday, Jeremiah and I sneaked off without the kids, and picked up our new puppy.  He is impossibly sweet.  I wish we had video of the kids meeting him.  What a love fest!  He is tolerant, playful and snuggly.  He already whines at the door when he needs to pee.  Most of the time.  He has been named Monkey.  I have already decided he's going to be a mama's boy.


7 comments:

Aunt So-So said...

Ridiculous. Too much cute for one photo. Can't wait to meet him! Nice that his tail didn't get docked. :)

Keith said...

There is no way your house can function without a dog destroying portions of it. That pup is a good tracker.Congratulate Monkey for me, on his ability to find you.

duchessnyc said...

congratulations on the new addition! he looks wonderful! and totally ready to make the house more "lived in" ;)

jennifer said...

it is so hard to live w/o a dog - congrats on Monkey!

FlapScrap said...

That is the gayest dog I've ever seen. Stupid gay dog.

LMP said...

He might be gay (I guess we'll know once he meets Jack next door. Everyone loves Jack), but he knew right away not to mess with Max. I'd say that's pretty smart right there.

mamalion said...

Oh, congratulations! What perfect luck - and what a cute lil' monkey.No wonder you've been busy.