Tuesday, March 11, 2008

New Addition to the Family

So, we got our new furry family member! Her name is Maddie and she is a total sweetheart :) She is well-behaved, gentle, quiet, a good fetcher and quite a cutie! (See Wife's blog.) She is a bundle of energy, though, which is great for playing fetch. Not so great for the 11-year-old dalmatian to keep up with. He was so sore after the first evening of just being up and walking around (not even playing, because we don't want them playing rough), that he could barely move the next day. I took him to the vet yesterday, and now we have medical supplies in the form of some non-steroidal anti-inflammatories for him. He's doing much better and is such a happy dog today. This is his first time ever getting to be the dominant dog and he is one happy pup!

Wife is fairly certain I am insane, and trying to make sure she joins me. She's just added keeping the dogs from playing too rough and cleaning muddy paw prints from the floors to her long list of duties that I rarely am around to help with. We'd not realized how sedate our dalmatian had become....barely even going outside anymore....so this shift is significant. I love having the boisterous doggie energy in the house again, and the kids are totally in love with the new pup (she's actually 3 years old). Even Wife admits she is quite the sweetheart. I think she's going to be a wonderful addition to our family.

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