Wednesday, January 12, 2011

And the Secret Is...

We have a DOG!

We've been wanting a dog for a while, and recently decided that probably getting one before Philip deploys was a good time...

On Monday, I went to the Niceville Animal Shelter and fell in love!

Introducing:

Spunky!

She's a three year old Beagle cross and is about twenty pounds. The perfect size for us! The kids are crazy about her, and she seems to like us too! (Well, she might like the backyard the most) =)

She has been at the kennel for the last Year (how has someone not snatched her up??), and so is "kennel trained", but not totally house trained yet (hence my "potty training" comment on Facebook).

She is very sweet, totally loves attention, and while she's quite quiet, she still has plenty of energy to keep up with the kids! =)

The shelter has a "fostering" option, where you can take the animal home overnight or for a few days to "try before you buy" and see if they're a good fit for you. We've had her since yesterday morning, and plan to officially adopt her on Friday!

Chillin' on her bed

Takin' care of business with her bone

She is a welcome addition to our family and will be a travel companion as we road trip while Philip is gone!

10 comments:

Rabens Family said...

She is a cutie!

The Woodford's said...

Very sweet - Congratulations!! Mika was imagining how excited Keenan and Moriah must be! =)

Brittny said...

i love having a dog while brandon is away. he may pee on the floor when i'm not looking or do worse when i'm asleep, but i still like the fact that if anyone tried to sneak in my house, he'd be the first to know!

Heather said...

Wow! How exciting! Congrats!

Becky said...

She is so cute - I love Beagles! I think you will find her a great comfort when Philip is gone.

Jodi said...

Yay! She's so cute! You all are going to get so attached to her and will love her so much. She definitely has it made now. Enjoy your sweet addition. She's going to be so much fun!

Anonymous said...

very cute! Glad she has found a good home!
Kristin

Flakymn said...

you will love having a dog while he is deployed -- it really is peace of mind. I always think, "There is no one hiding under my bed. If there was Scrubs would smell him right away!"

Mom W. said...

Very cool, since we had been warned when you were here we sort of knew I guess... however I have been sick and this is the first time I have been on here in 5 days - so I was surprised!!

Good to get caught up. Love you all.

TLA said...

love your dog!!