Monday, January 8, 2007

Puppy Love

Handsome Lad has wanted a dog for the longest time. We have a cat, who is the perfect pet, but the last dog we had needed to be put to sleep before the Lad was even born...and he is 9 now. I just haven't felt like I had it in me to start again raising a good dog. Don't kid yourself, a puppy is a LOT of work and someone has to be up for it. If you don't put in the time you are going to end up with a pooping, chewing, little monster. Well, apparently, WTG has decided that Handsome Lad is ready for the responsibility. They got a puppy on Friday. It is a retriever / Australian cattle dog mix. He is very young, only 8 weeks I believe, but already quite stocky...I think he's going to be big. I have made it abundantly clear that my responsibility for this animal begins and ends with petting it. It is all up to anyone else in the house to feed it, train it, clean up after it, etc. I love pups, truly, but just have been resisting one more responsibility. So, we will see how it goes.

In honor of Tank, won't you join me in finding out what breed of puppy you are?

You Are a Chihuahua Puppy

Small, high strung, and loyal.
You do best in the city with a adults - young kids could crush you!

This seems wrong for me somehow, but the quiz don't lie bro!


Rachel said...

***You Are a Golden Retriever Puppy***

Tolerant, fun-loving, and patient.
You are eager to please - and attached to your frisbee.

I am not attached to my frisbee unless it is in the shape of a can that says Diet Pepsi.

Tara said...

You Are a Chihuahua Puppy
Small, high strung, and loyal.
You do best in the city with a adults - young kids could crush you!

Crap. I don't like chihuahuas. Yo no quiero chihuahuas. I was hoping for a german shepherd or golden retriever. :)

Congrats on the new puppy addition! I hope your boys will take care of him so that you don't have to, because I also know what a big chore it is to raise a pup. They go through terrible twos just like kids do.

l.b. said...

Rachel: Yhat is the kind of puppy I thought I'd be! Something sort of goofy...

Tara: Not a fan of the chihuahua either. Little yappy shivering dogs don't bring anything too positive to mind.
Think good thoughts that everyone holds up their end of the deal :-)

evil-e said...

You Are a German Shepherd Puppy

Intelligent, quick witted, and a bit aggressive.
You've got the jaw power to take a bite out of anyone you choose.

Gee, really.

l.b. said...

haha! See? The quiz don't lie. You must trust in the quiz.

Viki said...

I love dogs and they are the ultimate pets. Whatever you have to do to take care of them - they return in their affection and loyalty. They never let you down!
You need to train them though and any well trained/non-abused puppy will be your friend for life!
Enjoy the dog!

l.b. said...

Thanks for stopping and commenting Viki. I agree with you completely. Dogs can be labor intensive, but I know they are more than worth it.