Thursday, May 1, 2008

New Dog

I've totally gone off the deep end here. On Tuesday we got another dog. Even as I type it out, I can't believe we actually did it. We've been talking about getting a bigger dog for a few weeks now. We had some guys come to our door at like 1:30am a few nights ago and, while we shouldn't have answered the door, they were calling for help so we did. It ended up that they wanted some gas or some money for gas and the situation got a little scary for me. So I decided that I needed to have a dog that made me feel a little more comfortable when home by myself.

Mom and I were out getting business cards printed for Apple Blossom and the printer just happens to be right next to the SPCA. I jokingly said we should stop but didn't really want to because it's so sad and I want to take them all home with me. But my mom wanted to go in and look so we did. They had a litter of lab mix puppies that were SUPER cute but they weren't ready for adoption yet. So we got out of there okay and decided to check out the other county shelter because it was new and I had heard what a giant facility it was.

So we went out there and it was a huge facility but it didn't have many more dogs. It had a few puppies that I was looking at, again lab mixes, and then there was one adult dog that was a lab/golden retriever mix. My mom was like, oh that's two of the nicest dogs you can get mixed together, that would be a wonderful dog for you guys. He was one year old and so I wouldn't have to do all the "puppy" stuff per say and he was really friendly. I also liked that it said he was an outside dog so I could put him out in the yard on nice days and he'd be cool.

So I went home and got Isaac and we checked him out. He was friendly and very playful so I got Bella and Napoleon and brought them in. They weren't too thrilled of course. In the end we went home with him. His name is Copper but I want to change it. I was thinking about Dozer because he is totally a bull in a china shop. It's out of control. This dog has enough energy to generate electricity for my whole town if he was on a treadmill. We haven't slept the last two nights because he's only dog for a few hours and then he's jumping into the bed and trying to pull my out to play with him. Ah! Last night I finally got up and put him out in the yard with his blanket. I had to get some sleep. I may be in over my head here as I've never had a big dog and he's very much still a puppy. More stories will come I'm sure :)


cliodhna said...

aww.. he is very cute! I have a big dog.. he is two now and only starting to calm down. They are so strong! he jumps onto the bed beside me sometimes and I actually have to get out of the bed and pull him off. No point in pushing. They think they are lap dogs! I call mine the slobber monster

Vintage-at-Heart Designs said...

I know this feeling better than you know. Don't worry, after the initial shock wears off, you'll be okay. Routine and time will help him be an integral part of the family. Besides, he will love you forever because you rescued him.

Vintage-at-Heart Designs said...

BTW, he's adorable.

Mash84 said...

He is so adorable. Kudos to you for going to a shelter, so many pups out there need a home. That's where I got mine, he's a medium sized dog, and if your new darling is anything like mine is, he'll settle down soon. "Pound/shelter" dogs are the best, they know that you saved them and are the most loyal, loving and protective of dogs.

waisze said...

He is so cute. I have a 50lb dog and we hope to adopt another next year or so.