Monday, December 7, 2009

puppy palooza...in other words WAY too many puppy pics! (a picture marathon)

So we set off on the great puppy picking adventure yesterday afternoon...



And this little chunk'a cute-a-licious is what we brought home!



So those of you who've been around for awhile already know that my hubster is a HUGE O's fan.


He grew up in Northern Virginia...and has a very strong loyal streak...


which is why we unashamedly share that we're raising the kiddos to be just as die-hard O's as daddy-o!


Which includes naming our various pets (we had three dogs in Tanzania) after something O's-ish.

We had a Camden...for Camden Yards. A Brooks...Brooks Robinson.


Jonathan's favorite was a huge beast of a dog we were given. Boog looked much more lion than dog. He was the perfect guard dog!


We really weren't even considering getting a puppy.

But then our friends had to go and offer us a little muchkin! She's a Cockapoo for the interested. Jonathan grew up with one. And it only breed we were really interested in. What with the nostalgia...and non-shedding factor. We had window shopped two years ago...making our wallets knees shake. Turned out nostalgia was definately outta our budget!

Until now!


I know...I know...


I'm sure I'll feel differently after a few potty pick-ups...


But it just seems really neat that she'd come now.


Like Someone knew all along when the time would be right...



When the kids would be ready...


Although it's interesting that Trevy is way more into chewing the puppy's bones...


than actually playing with her! She's a little too...ummmm...friendly...for his sensory-self.

But I think feels right. For Toby and Bristel to bond with her. To find comfort in cuddling her.


They need it...ya know.


And boy o' boy...I hope Callie (any guess who she's named for?) needs lots'o love too!


Cause she's getting it...


by the squeeze full!


And it's only a matter of time before Bristel start breaking out the baby doll clothes too!





12 comments:

hannah and blitzen said...

OMGOODNESS!!!!!!!!! THAT IS THE STINKIN CUTEST PUPPY EVER!!!!!! How can you stand it??? I am so glad you decided to go for it. The kids (and parents) will be blessed by her....
Adorable.
Marcia

Adesta said...

I know exactly who she's named for. Don't know if I should post it or not and give it away though.... Let's just say he's the "Iron Man" of baseball. *grins* Couldn't have picked a better name either!

She is one adorable little pup! Makes me want to bury my face in her fur and I'm allergic to dogs!!!lol

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!!!

Almost makes me want one. Almost.

KT x

~Mama Skates~ said...

most adorable dog EVER!!!

Monica~ James~ Connor said...

Super cute pup! She looks like a curly teddy bear.

Ashley said...

Um, so, just feel free to stop by anytime you are out on a walk with her. If the leash seems to be a bit lighter on the way back, don't worry about it. Callie won't be replaced with a stuffed animal. Nope. Wouldn't do that to you or the little ones. (Note to self: get second dog dish and dog bed).

Seriously, anytime you are out for a walk with her, Sox (as if you didn't know who Ron likes) would love to make a new friend!

Ashley

JSmith5780 said...

Holy cuteness!

She looks to cuddly!

Alicia said...

So cute. Good luck!

Abbe said...

so, when i voted in your poll, i was on the fence. i take that back now. didn't mean it at all.

she's SOOOOOO cute, and already looks like a great addition to your fam!

xo,
a

Colby said...

Get out!!! Has there EVER been a cuter puppy? EVER?? My goodness!!! No wonder you gave in!!! How could you NOT have this cutie join your family?

LOVE the photos....Can't wait to hear Callie stories!!!

Cyndi

Anonymous said...

Toby looks a little "chewy" too. Callie is very cute and she is bigger than I thought she would be. Have fun with her and the new fence!! Love, Bibi

Anonymous said...

Toby looks a little "chewy" too. Callie is very cute and she is bigger than I thought she would be. Have fun with her and the new fence!! Love, Bibi