a new puppy!?

Although we’ve been mulling over the idea of getting a dog for some time now, I’m not sure if I ever believed we would really go through with it.  Enter Petfinder.com.  A dog caught my eye Friday night, and by Saturday afternoon, we had adopted her!  I don’t know how to explain it, but it just felt right.  She just seemed like she belonged with us, and the great thing is that her brother was getting adopted the same day, so neither of them had a chance to get lonely.  Wanna see her?

She's a cute little mutt.  They speculate a mix of Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Lab. She's 3 months old.

She's a cute little mutt. They speculate a mix of Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Lab. She's 3 months old.

It doesn't get much cuter than this! Bedtime with Declan.

It doesn't get much cuter than this! Bedtime with Declan.

She has a white map of South America on her chest.

She has a white map of South America on her chest.

Jeff made her a chew toy out of some old climbing rope.

Jeff made her a chew toy out of some old climbing rope.

Did I mention her name is Gertrude? We’ve been calling her Gertie.  A few people have told us that is the name of Drew Barrymore’s character in ET – it’s been a while since I saw that flick.  Jeff named her with the kid’s help.  I had no say in the matter.  I spent a good hour filling out paper work at the shelter while they played and named her.  Hmmmm.

So, three cheers for TAAG, the animal rescue people who pulled her out of the high kill shelter and fostered her out so that we could find her.  They work so hard.

Wish us luck with our first puppy!! I’ll take any advice that any of you smart dog owners want to send me…..

Advertisements

2 Responses to “a new puppy!?”


  1. 1 twobarkingdogs April 16, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Best of luck with your new puppy! She’s adorable.

  2. 2 Josh February 24, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Do you have any current pics of your pup? We just adopted a mutt that looks exactly like her at that age, and we want to look into the future to see what we can expect!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s





%d bloggers like this: