Sunday, August 03, 2008

Shell-Shocked

"Um, what exactly has happened here???"



"Where exactly did my mother go? And my brothers and sisters? And *who* exactly are these little people who keep picking me up and carrying me around???"



"And what's up with that tall lady who keeps rushing me outside and making me potty in the grass? Oooh, look, new toys .... squeakers and tug of war ropes and nylabones and hey look! A big red bottle that squirts and says 'pet stain removal' on the side ... wonder if I can play with that, too?"

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Welcome home Barley! I was just thinking about you, Kristie, wondering how your first night at home with a new baby went. Hope you got some sleep! She's adorable, I just want to kiss the top of that puppy head and her little nosey. Damn you and your pictures, it's making me really really want a puppy! Have a fun day with Barley!
Sheila-MN

Anonymous said...

Adorable! What a cute puppy. Kendrie looks so happy.
Joann in AL

Sherri said...

Barley is just adorable! There's nothing that says "cute" like a brand new puppy. I just hope the fighting over who gets to walk her, who gets to feed her, who gets to hold her, etc. stops soon so you can have some peace and quiet in the house!

Sherri in NC

Anonymous said...

She's so pretty! Have fun!

Meg from Ga

Lisa said...

Awwwww.Squidgy hugs and doggysnogs....enjoy every moment.X

Anonymous said...

Barley is just beautiful and I'm sure you're all having a great time with her! She sure does have some big paws! Enjoy!

Gayle in AL

Patty House, Jasonville IN said...

How cute! And so big! (compared to our puppy of course. lol)

Jan said...

I'm in love!

Anonymous said...

is barley the family dog, or, the hunting dog? whichever one she is she is absolutely beautiful. have tons of fun.

nancy
toronto, ontario, canada

Libby said...

Such a gorgeous lady! She'll adapt quickly, I'm sure! Enjoy ---

Frozen Star said...

What a cutie! I always wanted a puppy, but my mom hates all things furry, and now that I moved out, I can't afford one. If I could, I would totally break the rule about no pets in the apartment.

(Actually, I already have... I have a fish! But he lives with his other mom right now.)

Colleen said...

Barley is so cute! She looks so soft and cuddly! Keep posting pictures so I can live vicariously through you guys and not have to go out and get one of my own. ;)

Grandma J said...

how adorable. who does Barley sleep with? He's the cutest puppy. Look at those paws...Barley's gonna be a big boy!

Pam Doughty said...

Barley is a beauty! What a precious puppy face... bet she's gonna be gorgeous when she's all grown up. But hunting dog? Don't know 'bout that.... y'all better go ahead and get that pound puppy soon, or Barley isn't going to want to work for her keep!

momto2boys said...

Too flipping cute...I can smell the puppy breath from here.

Karen in Australia said...

Welcome home Barley, Do you have a middle name yet? Love the pictures Kendrie looks so happy.

Leeann said...

oh my gosh, just kill me now. That is the cutest puppy I have seen in a long time! Welcome to the fam, Barley!!

Leeann

Tracey in Calgary said...

Beautiful puppy and a great name, very happy for you all, a new addition to love.
My youngest sister has a new pup (he's rather large now, however!), a lab/retriever cross, they named him Huckleberry and call him 'Huck'. This can be amusing at the off leash park, when some other folks will ask, 'Um, WHAT is your dog's name? OHHHH, *H-uck*, that's good!I wasn't sure just what you were yelling...' :-))

Haley said...

YAY for puppies! My cousins recently welcomed home a retriever puppy named Ellie, too. Unfortunately, Ellie thinks their other dog (a Maltese - sp?) is a toy and uses her tail as dental floss, so the Maltese spends much of her time at my parents' house. It was supposed to be temporary, but my dad has fallen in love with the little thing...go figure!

Good luck with your own puppy training! I know the kids will have a blast with Barley!

Anonymous said...

Oh my, how cute! Just this time last year we had gotten our little chocolate lab! Now he is a big lump of dumb puppy who still chews everything up! We love him lots though. The chewing will abate in a year or two!
Tammy in OH

Anonymous said...

all, I can say is "she's sooooooooooo cute!" Congrats :)

Anonymous said...

What an adorable puppy! I'm jealous and not jealous at the same time!

Hope things are going smoothly for you all!!

Lenaya

Anonymous said...

Take advantage of the kids' wanting to take care of the puppy. Because once the newness wears off, they won't be arguing over who GETS to take care of her but instead they will argue over who HAS to do it! Ha! (At least that is how it always worked when my kids were small.)

Jeanette in GA said...

Kendrie and Barley should be in a pet/owner look-a-like contest. :) The last picture would win for sure.

karen said...

Hi Kristie, It's been a long time, but we also got a puppy. Ours is 14 weeks old and man is she a lot of work. Her name is Meg. So welcome back to the watch where you step family.
Karen MN

URBAN BLONDE said...

Is there anything cuter than a puppy? Ours is now 10 months old and a pure delight.

Enjoy!

Blondie

Trish in VA said...

awww! Barley is so cute! :) I love the picture of Kendrie and Barley- too cute!

Marcia said...

She is just beautiful!!! Enjoy!!
If I knew how to post a picture in this comment box, I'd post one of my 6 month old Goldendoodle, Gracie. Puppies are just the best!!!!!

Stacia said...

Barley had got to be one of the cutest dogs around. He looks like a big old teddy bear!
I hope he brings your family years of love and joy.

Dto3 said...

That wakeboard picture was, well, that was awesome! I think the cars look good, too, or maybe I've had too much to drink. I'm just anxious to see some of the new camera's tricks.