Sunday, February 19, 2012
Meet our newest family member
Over the years old age and natural attrition has dwindled our 'ark' and after having our dog put down several years ago, hubby said that's it, no more. We still have a cat and chooks but have not added to our menagerie for quite a while.
Until today that is... and here she is, our new girl - an 8 week old labrador / staffy cross.
The boys and I have been working on hubby for quite a while and he's been quite resistant to the idea of us getting a puppy. His greatest joy has been in developing a 'bowling green like lawn' - he's not too keen on doggy doo marring its perfection.
The rules and regulations surrounding the addition of our new 'baby' are quite specific, all doggy doo must be cleaned up daily, we must walk her and take her to dog obedience training and we must be good 'doggy owners'.
Anyone would think we'd never had animals before, but we nod and agree with him. I can almost guarantee that I will have to fight hubby for the right to walk the dog once he gets used to having her around, but lets not mention that. We know the truth.
How hard is it for four of us to agree on a suitable name for her - VERY. At the moment we're thinking Molly, not my first choice but one that I can live with and so can everyone else.
So on this Sunday night let me voice my immense gratitude for two things - our newest family member and my middle son being in one piece after his latest adventure. His car is a little worse for wear following a 'mishap' last night which was only mere feet away from being a really serious incident. I am thankful that he was being watched over and that all that is damaged are his pride and his wallet.
Cars can be fixed - lives can't, and hopefully this is the wake up call that he needed. Yep, you're not invincible and shit happens even when you are a good driver.
Hope you have a great week everyone.
Posted by Fiona Biedermann