we are now the proud owners of a new puppy!
darn hard to get some good pics while trying to keep an eye on him and the cats... better ones to come. to see all that i snapped today, click here.
so his name is guinness. our 8 pound new addition to the family. totally think it's funny that i can call him lil g. ;o) won't be so little in a bit. we know he has akita in him, otherwise we know nothing. had him checked out by our friend the vet. says he's ship shape. but he does have an upper respiratory infection. lil g is gonna be on some antibiotics for a few weeks. and we bought robitussin so we could sleep tonight. totally didn't know you could give pets robitussin!
he's a doll. so far only one accident and that was dad's fault. and only barked twice-ish.
the cats... well, they are adjusting. i do have a picture of orbit looking exactly like a halloween cat. all arched and tail fluffed. at least, i hope i caught that on film. not that i think he's done being a fluffed up jealous guy. but that's okay! think it's hilarious that the cats don't realize they are being than him. got at least 5 pounds on the guy!
nick has talked about owning a dog for ages. i just never wanted to commit. i gave. started seriously looking a few weeks ago. really, really wanted a pug/beagle mix. love me some puggles. or even just a pug. but nothing was working out. even checked out a mastiff/lab mix. um, hello big dog!
saturday we drove around to local animal shelters and humane societies. found this little guy. signed the papers to adopt, found out monday we were the proud new owners. couldn't pick him up until today. which was good. gave us time to shop for his crate and toys and read up on training him. totally nick's job.
as for his name... i met a dog a while back named guinness. had similar coloring. had it in the back of my mind all these years and with his coloring, it just seemed to fit.
hoping things all work out okay! gonna totally sign mr. guinness up for some puppy training.
i would share more but blogger is being a bugger. sorry. check the flickr ones... he's worth it. ;o)