..."Get which ever one you want Honey."
We end up with a GREAT DANE!!!! He's actually a Dane Retriever mix. So he's probably not going to be QUITE as big as a Dane. He's eight weeks old and weighs about 15 pounds. We've named him Charlie. So far, he's proven to be a very smart little guy. He already knows how to sit, and we're crate training him and this is day two without any accidents. Hopefully this pattern continues. We adopted him from a local shelter. He was one of four puppies from the same litter. The first night we had him was the first night away from his brothers. Not only did he cry all the way home from the shelter, but he cried most of the night. That is, until Brandon put him in our bed at 5am. I've gotten up with five babies, I guess it's only fair that he gets to get up with the puppy. After night one, he's only gotten up to use the bathroom and then gone back to sleep. Like I said before, so far, he's proven to be a smart little guy.
This is what happens when Beth goes to the animal shelter....
Harley is a two month old long haired tabby. He is very sweet. Except for when he decides I need a new hairstyle in the middle of the night. He REALLY likes sleeping on my pillow. The kids are absolutely in love with him and Seth carries him around every chance he gets. We were surprised to discover that the kids like the cat better, but I think it's only because Charlie is a little too aggressive and jumps on them and nips at their clothes. His claws are pretty sharp, and that scares them too. As he settles down, I'm sure he'll become the favorite.
I'm glad that Brandon finally has the dog that HE wants. Our other attempts at dog ownership failed miserably. Partly because they were never the dog that he wanted and he was indifferent towards them. It made it very easy for me to boot them when they weren't "perfect." Plus, they were always older dogs who came with baggage. It's hard to not love a puppy. (isn't he cute Kim???? Don't you want to come see him SOON????) I'm not partial to dogs and I already love him. I'm hoping that's a good sign for his future. It looks like he's going to be around for a while.