So, let's make one thing clear. I wanted to buy a house primarily because I wanted to get a dog (and, yes, I'm aware that you can find rentals that allow pets, but they're harder to find, usually more expensive, and things get complicated if you have to move to another rental. So, we opted to wait until we had a permanent home). So, now that things are moving along for our house, we bought a dog! And, here she is:
Isn't she cute? I know it's not the best picture, but that's the only pic I have right now. It's a little Toy Schnauzer puppy and we're very excited. We don't actually have her yet. She's in Southern California, so we'll be picking her up when we're down there next weekend. At first we were maybe going to get one of my uncle's Boston Terrier puppies in a few months. But, due to Mr. Frisby's pet allergy problem, we decided it would be best to go with a dog that doesn't shed and that we knew wouldn't bother his allergies. Now I'm reading all about how to housebreak and train a puppy. And she will need to be well-socialized, so if anyone wants to meet her and play with her, just let me know. And, we're trying to pick a name for her. We've come up with some pretty good ones, but if you have any name suggestions, we will take them into consideration.
And, speaking of large purchases in connection with buying a house, we also bought a refrigerator this week. And we'll soon be buying a washer and dryer. This buying a house is expensive business!