Friday, August 28, 2009

Puppy Love

Here is the newest member of our family. Last night we took her outside for about an hour and Ry and Grace literally ran around with her for an hour. She was at top speed chasing them around the yard. Then we came in and gave her a bath...we were laughing that it was just like having a baby...get them tired, give them a bath, a snack and hope they sleep through the night! The exercise and stress of the bath and blow drier wiped her out. Zzzzzz...
The biggest news is that Gracie will hold her now! Grace has always been terrified of pets in general. Not a big fan of the jumping, licking, growling etc that accompanies the furry friends. Right before this picture was taken Snickers (or as we affectionately call her, Snicker-poo, Snicks, Snickerdoodle, Snickerpoodle, or my personal favorite "Naughty!") was licking Grace's chin. Amazing progress, and one of the reasons we embarked upon this stinky-poopy-pet thing.
It is also quite the opportunity for personal growth for my youngest son, our resident germ-o-phobe. He is the one who filled her food and water dishes, gave her a bath, brushed, blow dried and held her to keep her warm until she dried off.
Of course, afterward his entire outfit went right in the laundry basket and he had to take a Silkwood Shower, but baby steps have been taken.....

3 comments:

Shannon said...

Congrats on all the progress!! It sounds like the puppy is good fun for everyone! I'm glad that you're all enjoying her. =)

I can't wait to see you guys and introduce Gavin in November, either!!

Very silly the "dities" would be the verification word for you! =)

Megan said...

She is so cute! I'm so excited for your kids that they all love her so much. :)

The Red Hen said...

She is so cute! You are brave! Madeline wants a dog in the worst way. She has changed tactics and has been using the power of positive affirmation - "When we get a frenchy dog I will feed her. When we get a frenchy dog I will buy her a squeeky toy. WHEN we get a frenchy dog she can sleep with me." etc. If you haven't already guessed she wants a toy poodle. OY! Again you are brave!