Friday, March 09, 2007

Puppies!!!!!!

To make a long story short...we have puppies!!!! But I wouldn't want to do that...it would take all the fun out of it...... :) So here's the long story.

Ken's mom, as some of you know, lives in the country about 50 miles out of Dallas. And if any of you know anything about living in the country, you know that dumped animals are a major problem out there. People, for some reason, think it's better to dump a dog or cat out in the country than to take it to a shelter or, heaven forbid, shoot it. They'd rather let it be someone else's problem or let the animal starve to death or get killed by coyotes or feral dogs or wild hogs. Okay, sorry, I got off on a bit of a tangent......back to the long story.

As I said about two posts ago, we had a wonderful mixed-lab-breed dog that we got from Ken's mom about 14 years ago. He was one of 8 puppies in a litter that came from a dumped dog. We had to help her find homes for them, and Bear had stolen our hearts from the very beginning, so he found our home. Anyway, after 12 great years, we had to put him to sleep a year and a half ago when he got too old and feeble and was having trouble getting around and was struggling to breathe. I sat there in the floor at the vet's office with tears streaming down my face and held his head in my lap, petting him and talking to him, as he took his last few breaths. It literally broke our hearts, he was much more than a dog, he was a part of the family. Anyway, we weren't sure we would ever want to get another dog.

That is, until the same thing happened again. Yep, a small version of a golden retriever-mix dog turned up at Ken's mom's house in the country around Thanksgiving. Right before Christmas, she gave birth to 6 puppies...none of which look anything like her. We think maybe she stood on the corner and serviced every male dog in the area because they look like a mix of chow/wolf pups, a boxer pup, a St. Bernard pup, and something else that God only knows what it was. Anyway, we got the phone call from his mom saying she needed help finding homes for the puppies and......oh my gosh, we had avoided going out there all that time because we were afraid of what might happen. We fought it as hard as we could, but yep, you guessed it, one of them stole our hearts and found his way to our house. Not only that, our son in New Mexico, who is about to move home in less than 2 months, wanted us to take one for him as well. He can't have one where he is right now. So, now we have 2 puppies in our backyard......

Anyway, meet the latest additions to our household......Kevin's St. Bernard-looking pup, Sierra, on the left; and our wolf/chow-looking pup, Gus, on the right. (Yes, he does have black spots on his tongue.) Now tell me the truth......could you have resisted these faces????

Having the 2 of them in the backyard together has made the transition from their mother much easier for them, there hasn't been much whining or anything. We just laugh our heads off when we watch them wrestle and play. Any time one of them gets something, even if it's just a leaf, the other one wants it and the tug of war or chase is on. I'm telling you, it's hysterical. Honestly, puppies, or kittens for that matter, offer some of the best therapy for someone who needs to laugh and smile. Guaranteed...... :)

12 Comments:

Blogger Call Me Grandma said...

They are really adorable. Puppies can melt your heart that is for sure.
I could never understand how people could do that.

3/11/07, 6:07 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

Well, I just let out a huge awwwww and no way could I have refused either. They are adorable. What a blessing! Ok, now, my next question is: What happens when Kevin comes to claim Sierra? Poor little Gus' heart will break so I think you might need another one. Tee hee.
Blessings to you and the new little ones for many wonderful years together.
Hugs,
Sue

3/11/07, 9:00 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

How cute! Have a great time watching those pups play and grow!

3/11/07, 9:55 PM  
Blogger window into our life said...

how cute. the boys really want a puppy but I have enough things to take care of. but those faces make me want to change my mind. maybe when we get out. I'm glad they brighten your day.
v

3/12/07, 4:36 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I definitely couldn't have resisted those faces! They are so adorable. People were alway dumping animals off by my parents place before they moved. It was heartbreaking to see those poor animals starving to death. My mom couldn't take it, she always broke down and fed them.

3/13/07, 12:37 PM  
Blogger Charla said...

OMG, Kbug, their absolutely adorable!!! :) No, I could not resist either!! I want one!!!! Really, do you have anymore left??? I'll drive to Texas to get one!! :) LOL

~~Charla~~

3/14/07, 7:47 AM  
Blogger kbug said...

Where were you when we were desperately trying to give them away, Charla.....lol. I'm afraid all the puppies found a home, which is really a good thing. But if you'd like to come to Texas anyway, you can play with ours...... :)

3/15/07, 7:02 AM  
Blogger Charla said...

I may have to do that one of these weekends!!! :) You guys have fun with those puppies and don't spoil them to much...lol! YEAH RIGHT HUH?!?!?!

3/15/07, 8:41 AM  
Blogger Kc said...

yeah there cute but not as cute as reilly..lol I still can't believe that they are all from the same mother.. the cool this is that we all have a puppy from the same litter and none of them look alike..lol

dont know when we will be back in but sometime im sure..

22 days until my birthday..

dil

3/24/07, 8:14 AM  
Blogger Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

It just doesn't get better than having a puppy around. Congratulations!

-Andrea

3/26/07, 12:07 PM  
Blogger Household6 said...

Awww those two faces are irresistable!

3/28/07, 11:54 AM  
Blogger michelle said...

Those puppies are absolutley adorable! They stole my heart I can completely understand why it was to hard not to take them. Now the question is what are you going to do when your son comes to collect his puppy?

4/1/07, 2:44 PM  

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