A New Member Of The Family

Derek and I are welcoming a new addition to the family. No, it's not a baby! I had you fooled, didn't I?

I think we are crazy, but we are getting another dog! Derek has been wanting a "big dog" for a while (I guess Quincy isn't considered a big dog?). A couple weeks ago a litter of puppies was brought to the animal control for our county.

Let all be warned - these are the dangers of having your husband and mother work right next to the animal control office! Derek says he wants me to have a bigger, scary-looking dog around to protect me from any strangers that stop by on my days off. I guess he has a point.

I was resistant to the idea at first, but Derek wanted me to stop by and see him. That was my first mistake.

Derek and my mom and sister were sitting on the tailgate of my mom's vehicle, and on the ground next to them was the puppy. He was just sitting there very calmly.

I told Derek to bring him on over and give him to me before I had to leave for work. That was my second mistake.

He just sat there and looked up at me with those sad eyes. He's part foxhound and part something else that we aren't quite sure of, but he's got the personality of a hound. Very mellow, and with big, brown, sad eyes.

By the time I got to work I was trying to figure out what we should name him.
We went to see him at the shelter a few days later, because apparently it's a law that we can't take him home until he's fixed. He's definitely not the runt of the litter - he was the chubbiest puppy there. I think he'll be a big dog. But when I picked him up he just tucked his little head right under my chin. I melted.

We went to visit him again earlier this week and he jumped up and wagged his little tail when we came in. I think he remembered us! We brought Ralphie to meet him, but I think we probably should have waited, because places like that make Ralphie nervous. It'll be good for them to meet again when we bring the puppy home, which will be on Tuesday!

I hope the puppy and Ralphie and Quincy get along well together. I'm not too worried, because the puppy is very mellow and seems nice and friendly. I suppose it will take them a little time to get used to each other, but I think they'll be good friends.

And now for the name (drumroll please) . . . Harvey! Isn't that cute? Especially when he's this humongous dog walking around the house.

I'll leave you with a video. Yes, I've finally figured out a relatively easy way to get personal videos on the blog! You all have never even heard my voice, huh? Well, you'll here a little bit of me talking on here too. Forgive the fuzziness, it's from my digital camera.

Harvey One More Time from Callie on Vimeo.

Some video footage of our new puppy, Harvey!

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katie said...

How fun! I can't wait to have four-legged furry creatures in my home!

And wow! I feel like I know you better now that we have heard your voice. Funny, because I didn't realize it was missing until today. :)

Stephen and Larissa said...

Oh he is SOOO cute!! I can't wait to have a house so we can have a dog.

Amber said...

Aww too cute! I'm jealous! You've got three dogs now and I have...none. Someday...when we live in a place that doesn't ban pets. Have fun with the new pup!

Jessica said...

I have to admit, I saw the title and was hoping it was a baby ;-) j/k! A new puppy is so exciting! And he's so cute too! Congratulations :-)

Unknown said...

Oh my can I puppy sit him please? Love the name! x

Tatiana said...

congrats on your new addition! Too cute :-) But I won't lie, I did wish it was a baby :-)

Kate Craig said...

you ARE crazy! :)

Anonymous said...

Ah Harvey is so cute!! I bet he will be a big dog! That'll be funny compared to Ralphie and Quincy, I think. :)

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