So it should be obvious that in this household, we have cats.
And chickens. But the chickens don’t have much to do with this blog post.
Here – have some gratuitous cat pictures!
But I said raining cats and dogs, didn’t I?
Yup, that’s right.
As of Sunday evening, we are now the proud owners of a puppy!
It’s a (re)learning curve. I haven’t had a dog since high school, and hubby hasn’t had a dog in much longer.
So, meet… puppy. (We’re still deciding on a name.)
Puppy has been a few years in the works. I’ve wanted a dog for a while, and it took Brandon a while to warm up to the idea, but after this incident:
And the serial rapist that was targeting women around town last month…
And we’ve been seriously considering a dog since we got the chickens, because sometimes it’d be nice to have something more than just us guarding them.
So a friend announced on Facebook the other day that she had 7-week-old ‘Texas heelers’ up for grabs! A Texas heeler is 1/2 Australian Shepherd, 1/2 Australian Cattle Dog (also known as red or blue heelers, depending on their coloring).
It came together really fast, but the timing was nearly perfect!
He came with the name Bear, which isn’t a bad name, but I’ve never liked calling an animal by animal names… but I could over it, lol.
So, names? (Name has been chosen!)
Maria ZanniniJuly 14, 2014 - 8:20 pm ·
PS We almost called our border collie, Taz (for Tasmanian devil) It would’ve fit her better.
Jimmie CarterJuly 14, 2014 - 8:56 pm ·
You should name him Gimli!
Patricia Lynne (@plynne_writes)July 14, 2014 - 9:35 pm ·
Laura WeymouthJuly 15, 2014 - 7:27 am ·
He’s so CUTE!!!!!! I’m always pestering Tyler about getting a dog and he always wisely says no because we’re in the middle of the whole having babies season of life. Someday, though. Someday.
I seriously just want to snuggle your puppy. How big will he end up being?
Rebekah LoperJuly 15, 2014 - 7:43 am ·
He shouldn’t get to more than 50 pounds, 60 at the most. Aussies/Heelers are more of a medium sized dog.
He is adorable… and so intelligent it’s scary. It only took one night for him to realize whining all night in the crate was not acceptable, and he already knows ‘sit’ (except when he’s SUPER excited, lol).
Marc-AndréJuly 15, 2014 - 8:26 am ·
Soooo cute 🙂
heylookawriterfellowJuly 15, 2014 - 11:30 am ·
Voted! And what a cute little guy!
S.B. RobertsJuly 16, 2014 - 12:29 pm ·
How adorable! Can’t wait to hear what name you choose (though I’m definitely for Beorn 🙂 )!
Nissa AnnakindtJuly 18, 2014 - 10:06 am ·
Love the gratuitous cat pictures. My cats all have really strange names like Saipan and Hissy Calico and Consubstantial 2 and Charybdis. But mostly I call them “D-mn you, cat!”
AndrewJuly 25, 2014 - 3:05 pm ·
OH MY GOSH! CUTE OVERLOAD!
That’s the kind of thing that makes me want to give in to my kids and get a second dog. But, no, we don’t have the room.
Sherry EllisJuly 28, 2014 - 1:23 pm ·
So cute! Good luck with the name!