Oct 18, 2007

Sit, Chester, Sit!

It's been almost 2 weeks since we brought Chester home and he's been an absolute joy. He's already housetrained, fetches toys when we throw them and sits on command...What a good boy! He also sleeps in our room in his sherpa bed all night long.

Having a puppy is infinitely easier than having a kid.

I wasn't sure what to do on Monday morning when I awoke to thunder, lightening and rain pouring down. I checked the puppy book cover to cover and nowhere did it mention rain in the housetraining chapter. I think inclement weather is worth at least a couple of paragraphs...don't you? I suppose we're going to have to invest in a golf umbrella, however Chester didn't look like he was particularly interested in "doing his business" in the icy cold rain. As a matter of fact, he looked up at me like I was insane when I suggested he might like to go in the backyard without me.

I put papers down in the laundry room and he just played with them. Silly puppy. Fortunately the weather cleared before we had any major accidents. Here he is "sitting" in his favorite chair:


Oct 8, 2007

How Much is that Doggie in the Photo...

Ok...so...we got a dog. He's a yellow lab puppy, only 10 weeks old and we LOVE him!!! He is sooooooooooooo cute! Yes, we know, there are pitfalls to having a puppy. But watching him run uncoordinated with those big feet of his is worth it. This is the photo that was in the online ad. Many, many MANY more to come...

Chester is the yellow one, shown here with his chocolate brothers.


Oct 4, 2007

Tooty-fruity, oh Rudy!

We "babysat" my daughter's boyfriend's dog this weekend while they went out of town and now we miss him (the dog, not the boyfriend). So we're thinking about getting a dog of our own. The irony is we never had any animals around the house because my daughter is allergic to them. Anyway, here are some pics of Rudy, the yellow lab who's stolen our hearts.