Monday, February 18, 2008

Easier This Time

I confess, it was much easier this week not to be swept up in the cute little smooch-y faces of the dogs at the shelter when we went to volunteer. Probably because one of them was an over-enthusiastic nipping freak, who only wanted to play, but must have bit my ankles a dozen times, and yeah, he was all cute and sociable and friendly and everything, but even baby teeth can be really, really sharp, is all I’m saying. And one of the dogs Kendrie took was totally adorable in the cage, then she got him outside and he completely shut down and wouldn’t walk or move or anything. Just sat, paralyzed, frozen like a statue on the sidewalk, and refused to budge. So she had to carry him all over the place, and continually whined about how heavy he was, but I couldn’t help her because I was too busy avoiding the canine Jaws at the end of my leash.

But still, despite those things, we had a blast, like always.

And then, just as I thought my shriveled up raisen of a heart was impervious to puppy eyes, *this* guy showed up.


Grandma J said...

You adopted him, didn't you! Fess up, I know you did.
So what brew are you going to name him after? If it doesn't have to be an ale or beer, I think Kaluha is perfect.

Kristie said...

Grandma J., nope, we're still holding out until we get a fence around our yard. Although Kendrie told us tonight that if we'd agree to go ahead and get a dog now, she PROMISES to clean up all the messes in the house (shudder) --- no thanks, we'll wait. :)

Anonymous said...

And I was sure you'd brought him home, too! Ya know, if you adopt a little older pup (which sadly might take that little sweetie out of the running), you can pretty much skip the messes in the house part .... just a thought! :)


Grandma J said...

Oh, I forgot about the fence thing.
I don't blame you for waiting...I hate to see dogs tied up and messes in the house? Uh, no.

Still, he sure is a cutie.

Leeann said...

OMG, just kill me now. How cute is he?


Dayna said...

He wont be there long, I'd go get him now.

The Running Girl said...

I think it is great that you are doing the whole volunteer thing. Although, I'm not sure I could do what you do because I would end up with a few more pets! Very cute dogs you walked yesterday!!!!

Alice said...

Oh my God. How can you NOT take him?????

Anonymous said... begs the question...what did you name him?
Lisa from Texas

Pam Doughty said...

Sam Adams... ;<)

Anonymous said...

He's cute...all puppies are!

But I think the best part of your pictures were the short sleeve shirts and lack of heavy parkas, gloves, hats, mittens, boots, etc., etc. that came WITH walking the adorable little puppies. And grass...albeit brown grass...but grass to walk those puppies in. We've had snow on the ground in Nebraska since November!!! I'm jealous of that opportunity too!

Hope you can hold out a while longer on the puppy...I think that's going to be hard to do!!!


Anonymous said...

A second could just adopt two and have "Bartles" and "Jaymes"!!

All right, all right, I'm going back to work.


anna said...

Ooh, look at that baby! What a face!

I didn't have a dog for a long time because I didn't have a fenced in yard, but one day a 10-week-old puppy showed up at my house and I couldn't resist. I got used to walking him and having to take him out on the leash many times a day, and it really wasn't too bad, but one of the must-haves when I bought my new house was FENCED YARD! It's so much easier. But seriously, I don't think I would have been able to say no to that face!

Anonymous said...

Awwwww Come on now Kristie, ya gotta get him. Just throw that fence up and go get him. You know you want him, come onnnnn, pleeeeaaaseeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Look at that little face. He would be so happy in your home!!!!!!!!!