Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Good News, I Bought a Dog Today!

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!

8 comments:

Molly said...

Ooh yay! A puppy!! I can't wait to meet her!

LJ, DC and ML said...

Congrats on your new addition. Hurray!

The Mostess said...

She's adorable! Have her come over and meet Logan. He's the perfect "socialization" puppy, because he's super passive. If she barks or gives him attitude, he will roll over and take it. He eats it up! Seriously, bring Little Miss over!

We have a lot of info on how to train and housebreak your dog. Logan was a breeze, but we had to be tough on him. And now he's the perfect pet.

And congrats on the new house, too. We knew we were old when we were overcome with excitement from our new washer and dryer set. It's so lame.

candace said...

congrats! moxie and marceau would love to get together :) come over anytime!

Hayley said...

oh she's darling! yay!

Gordita said...

She is cute. She looks like a Frannie, or a Fritzie, or a Lady Gaga to me. Or Corporal Fuzz. Good luck with the naming. And congratulations again on the new home. So exciting!

Tammy said...

Houses are surprisingly expensive. It's only the beginning for you. Don't forget you will have to get a lawn mower and rake, shovel, hoses, garbage cans for inside and out. The list goes on and on. Actually it never really ends because then they break down and you have to replace them. But it is still so worth it! You can put holes wherever you want and paint whatever color you want and change all the window treatments (if you can afford it) and on and on. And maybe your new dog will be a digger and then you won't even have to buy a shovel! About a name...her eyebrows are too bushy to look like a girl so you will probably have to give a her a manly name like Captain Tibbs.

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