Thursday, October 9, 2008

New Girl

The children bug me about new animals all the time. Right now we are exploring rabbits. Recently they were suffering from a severe eques-complex, nightmares for me until we got through that one. But the on going request, kind of a perpetual background whine, is for a puppy. I've been really good at saying NO to that one. Last week C joined the effort. A puppy would be a great birthday present. (The last puppy we bought was just about 9 years ago, when we were feeling really depressed about not having another baby. #2 child turned 8 this past May. I get really nervous when C starts asking for a puppy.) So, birthday pressure added to the general whine, I agreed to take a visit to the shelter. That usually cools the whine for a while. We can't take home all the dogs, and most of them won't fit with the rest of the critters on the farm. They almost never have a puppy that would work for us. Besides, I can always say NO!

Guess what?

Even I'm not that tough.

C and her new puppy.

Her name is Luna

Welcome to the farm Luna

Guess I'm just an old softy after all.


nancybond said...

You are an old softy -- but who could refuse those beautiful, pleading eyes? She's adorable. :)

jack-of-all-thumbs said...

As the 'owner' of three dogs and six cats (all with access to our small house at night) I can empathize. But I will never be without at least two dogs, and they need cats to play and sleep with.....

And special thanks for taking one of the 'throwaway' pets. Our society and your karma are the better for it.

Pen+Ink said...

Ohhhh MAN!!!
I want a puppy.
Wish I could afford the vets bills!
Welcome Luna & many happy returns to C!

inadvertentfarmer said...

Ahhhhhhh what a cutie! Lucky Luna to have such a fun place to grow up!

I'm glad that I'm not the only one that has absolutely no backbone in the Humane least you didn't come home with a stray sheep or something crazy like that, lol!

Congrats on the new addition, she's precious! Kim

our friend Ben said...

Oh my God, what a beautiful pup! That expression!!!! You found a real treasure, Alan! What joy for you and all your family, and what happy times ahead! And yes, puppy lust is a terrible thing. Our neighbor got a golden puppy just as we had almost reached the breaking point, so we could enjoy him vicariously. Whew! One big dog in a small house (with three big cats, two parrots, a parakeet, and fish) is really plenty!

Kate The Great said...

Luna is soooooo cute!


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