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Tomball, TX, United States
My name is Laurie. I'm 34 and I live in a suburb of Houston, TX. My life isn't super exciting or ultra dramatic, but I love it! My blogs are just a peek into my life as I know it. I'm quite random and have an opinion on everything, but I love everyone's aspect on things, even if I disagree. The world would be quite boring if not! :-)

6/07/2010

New Addition


For those of you who haven't been reading my blog for long, here's a little update. In October, we decided to adopt a puppy from the SPCA.. He was a great little dog, but his time with us was cut very short because he had canine distemper.. we only had him for about 3 weeks.. It was heartbreaking! Fast forward a few months later, and we got another puppy.. similar story, but we don't know if the puppy had distemper, pneumonia, parvo-virus, or a combination... She was with us for about 2-3 weeks. Needless to say, we've had our hearts broken too many times, and have proceeded with caution on getting another puppy.
Yesterday, we went to a rescue place to look at the dogs. A lot of times these places get the animals who are about to be put down at the county shelters, or take in dogs that people have found. There was a litter of puppies found underneath a trailer, and they were brought in at about 6 weeks old. We got to meet the last one left yesterday at the rescue facility. His name was Cash... John wanted to change it to Lord Vader (AHHH!!!), but we decided Seth was better.. :) He's about 16 weeks old, has had ALL of his shots, and is in great health. When we first met him, all he wanted to do was plop down in the dirt with one of his paws in the water dish.. VERY VERY Mellow.. Well, when we got him home, that all changed.. He's a crazy little guy! well, more crazy, not so little! He's a lab mix, but all I really see in him is lab.. Roxcee doesn't know what to think about him yet.. She's an 8 lb chihuahua who thinks she's a St. Bernard, and has snapped at him a few times... She went after him yesterday and jumped over John and sprained her leg in the process, poor pooch! LOL
Anyway, I'm sure we're in for some interesting times in the next few weeks while the dogs and cats get acquainted... and while we get used to a hyper dog... NOTHING is out of his reach, so this shall be fun! HA! :)

9 comments:

Christine said...

SQUEE!!! new puppy!!! That's sooo exciting! I hope you have many years of great memories with this new family member! I look forward to seeing loads of puppy photos on your blog in weeks to come!

Becky said...

(hi! I'm a new reader, BTW)

Congrats on the new puppy. He's a cutie. I am a dog lover myself, we have 4. I'm so glad that you adopted a black dog. Did you know about Black Dog Syndrome? Black dogs are the least likely to be adopted.

Have fun with him!

Chrissy said...

OMG I love puppies!! I'm so excited for you.. I have a 2 year old black lab and a 2.5 year old sheppard mix.. they bring so much joy to our lives.. With it being a lab make sure you have a lot of chewable toys around.. this will save your shoes and furniture!

Jil said...

Yes...my nephew dog, Seth is adorable...

Proud doggy aunt here...

:)

Chris H said...

Awww he is very cute! Lots of fun (and damage) ahead me thinks!

Falon said...

Yay for puppy love! Post lots of pics so I can live vicariously through your dog havin'.

Heather said...

CONGRATULATIONS on Seth and the happy family!!! What a wonderful story. I can't wait to hear more!

Salted with Shadows said...

He's darling! I love Labs and Lab mixes. Do post lots of pictures!

Rachel said...

What a cutie!!! I so can't wait to get a house so I can get a dog!

:)