Friday, March 5, 2010


Before you read this, I must say I have no idea what's going on with my pictures. I updated Post Editor and now I cannot get the pictures to do right. They're all different sizes and shapes and in all different places. Oh well, they're still pictures! :)

About two months ago both of our dogs went missing. Our sweet sweet lab, YoYo and Nate the Nuisance  (we had a love-hate relationship - I loved him when he was sleeping - HA!), our cavachon. Nate really was a sweet dog, and Chris and the boys loved him to pieces - but he crossed the line when he chewed up my favorite pair of Rainbows. Anyway, Chris went down to check on YoYo one evening before he was scheduled to take her on a duck hunt the next morning and they both were gone. We really believe they were stolen - we have our suspicions. The big picture is that our kids had two dogs and now have none. They talk about Nate and YoYo all the time and ask when they're coming home. We definitely want to get another dog but are not sure what we want to get. Do we want another lab so Chris can have his hunting dog or do we want an inside dog so the kids can have more of a pet than a lab who stays outside??? We're still trying to figure it out. Yesterday we decided to take the boys to a pet store to check out the pups. We knew going in we were not going to be leaving with one - we just wanted to play and get a feel for different ones. Who doesn't love a puppy? ALL puppies are cute, and you can't help but smile when you hold a puppy.

We checked them all out and decided we wanted to play with a French Bulldog first. I've loved these dogs since learning about them from a girl I used to work with. She got one and said she'd never have anything other.

Patiently waiting to meet him:

You better look quick because he was an energetic little thing. SO cute and friendly and VERY mischievous. A little too mischievous. He was more into what he could get his little paws on as opposed to the kids so, um, NO! We opted to try a Yorkie.  

Oh. My. Goodness!!! She was PRECIOUS! We LOVED her! She was so sweet and so small. And so very lovable. The boys each had their turn holding her and loving her. You couldn't wipe the smiles off their faces. 

Big brother went first:

I don't think I've ever seen Mackey smile so big!

Reid had his turn:

He wasn't too sure what to make of her little wet kisses :)

Then I had to get my hands on her! She snuggled up next to my face and laid her precious little head on my shoulder. It was pure sweetness! We really hated giving her back but knew we had to. As cute and sweet as she was they are so small and quite fragile. Fragility + a house full of boys = disaster waiting to happen. It wouldn't be fair to her or the boys. 

I mentioned in my post yesterday about genes and heredity. Unfortunately the boys took after Chris in the allergy department. Grant and Reid have horrible allergies around some dogs but not all which was one of the reasons for the visit yesterday- to see which ones they could handle. Not even 5 minutes after meeting the rambunctious french bulldog, poor Grant started itching:

And scratching:

And quickly opted to leave Mac, Reid and me with the puppies and go with daddy to take a look at the non-furry friends (look at his poor little eyes - bless him).

One Zyrtec later and he was fine. Reid started itching about the time we were getting ready to leave, so it did make leaving a bit easier on everyone. I don't see any french bulldogs or yorkies in our future, but even with some itching and scratching, we sure had fun while it lasted!


Tara said...

Oh my goodness, I'm not even a dog person and I think I might have taken that Yorkie home! But you're right...she'd be flattened in a matter of minutes! :)

Ford Family said...

You're better than me, I would have left with one! : ) Thanks so so much for the sweet card, that was so thoughtful of you! We do have to get together again real soon!! Love ya!!!