Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Newest Addition to Our Family

Nope.. not a baby!

We adopted a dog today! Justin has been wanting a dog for forever. He always had one growing up and has been missing that since we got married.

We looked in pet stores, on craigslist, and at several animal shelters. We looked at big dogs (we both want a golden retriever) and small dogs. We looked at all different breeds. And we finally found the dog for us!

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He is a four year old Bichon Frise that someone dropped off at a local animal shelter.

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He is a happy little dog that loves to go for short walks and loves to cuddle. We decided on him for several reasons... his size, his age, and his breed were big ones. Because he is a Bichon, he won't shed much and won't cause problems for people with allergies. This was important because several of our family members have allergies to animals.

Bichons are also supposed to be very good with children and other animals. This was important since we already have Sylvester and plan on having children in the near future.

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His former owner called him Nobo. Not really sure what that means, but I wasn't crazy about it. We wanted something similar though so that he wouldn't be too confused. Justin liked Bobo, so that is what stuck! Bobo our little Bichon. :)

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He loves Justin, but so far he has taken a liking to me. He is like my shadow. If I stand up, he stands up. If I go to another room, he follows. If I sit on the couch, he sits on the couch. Etc, etc, etc.IMG_2857

(please ignore my nastiness.. we had just come in from playing outside in the heat!)

Sylvester is not too sure of him yet. But I hope they get along. Sylvester has been on pins and needles, sneaking around the house all day. I miss my relaxed and easygoing kitty.IMG_2269

Maybe he will be back soon. :)

4 comments:

Stephanie said...

awwwww, Bobo is so cute!!!! and I LOVEEEEEE sylvester. We used to have a black and white tuxedo cat named Oreo. But he was killed. Miss that mischievous lil booger.

Suzi said...

oh I am so glad you got him from a shelter! there are so many amazing animals at shelters right now because people just cannot afford them in this terrible economy. He is CUTE!! Enjoy!

candice said...

oh wow! I didn't know yall were dog looking! lol he's a cutie!

Katie said...

oh puppies are the best!! (once they are house trained that is!)...

and beautiful wedding pics!

xo
k