Sunday, July 25, 2010

Meet Jack

Well, I did it. For some time now I have been thinking about bringing on an apprentice for Emma. She's eight-and-a-half now and it's time to do that. But I was happy with two dogs and not particularly thrilled with the thoughts of the first three or four years with a new pup which can be super-trying, as most of us know.

But then an unplanned opportunity arose that jolted me out of my complacency. And so Jack came to live with us today. He's a spunky little monkey, completely unafraid of the other dogs and very friendly, confident, and outgoing.

Also— I just want to mention how much the comments on my Murphy post meant to me. Dogs and dog-people are special and we seem to have deep reservoirs of fellow feeling about our four-legged friends and the joy and pain they bring to our lives. I don't think I could ever trust a person who didn't at least "like" dogs. Thanks, everybody. Jack says "Hi!"


Miz Minka said...

What wonderful news! May you have many wonderful years with little Jack, soon to be Big Jack. Here's hoping Emma will teach him all her tricks (except for stealing chili off the porch). ;)

Kansas Scout said...

Beautiful Pup!

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the family, Jack.

Dann in Ohio

Brigid said...


oops. Not the thing to say in the airport.

On the road and so happy to hear the news. You will not regret getting him.


BobG said...

Looking forward to pictures of him as he grows older.

There's something about puppies that makes you want to break out in a smile.

Christina LMT said...

Yay for Jack! He looks like a good 'un. :)

SHARON said...

I can almost smell the 'puppy breath'. That's one lucky dog!!