Friday, January 16, 2009

The Big Event

"Montana"

Well, as you can see by the picture, you know what our big event was today! Isn't he adorable?! And we have a thing for states, I guess LOL. Since our Indiana died right before Christmas, the house has seemed so empty. And even though here's proof that our cat, Zoe, has decided to be a little more approachable after seven years,

we hate coming home with no dog at the door. So DH & I decided to go for it again and we got another golden retriever puppy. His father is English (white) and his mother American (golden), so his coat will be lighter than a regular golden. He's so cute and into everything. It is totally established already that he's a hog and a messy eater to boot. He not only puts both paws in to help him eat, he lays down on the floor to finish! Too funny.

Here's DH with him, me, and then naturally, we had to make a stop at my mom's.




And yes, if you see circles under my eyes, it's because we're losing sleep, either to take him outside or hear a sporadic yelp. He's a little younger, so the trips outside are a little more frequent for a week or so. You know, I'd forgotten about this part... Reminiscent of having a baby in the house, though not to that degree.
I have learned some new information. If you want your children to come visit, get a puppy. Not that we mind the visits, of course. But it is cute to see them rush over to check out the new addition.


All but one have come, and she's coming Sun. from college with her boyfriend and best friend. I'll be sure and post her picture, along with some other things. I've posted about oldest DD's wedding, DS's graduation & soon to be wedding, so I want to post about her, too.
Back to the puppy, interestingly enough, Montana could care less about the cat - totally ignores her. She's all paranoid and will come sniff him when he's asleep, but stays away. I think she still might sit on my lap at night, but we'll just have to wait and see if she thinks we've betrayed her. Poor baby.

On the blogging front, I have been totally shocked this week. I won two giveaways in two days!
Thank you Beth and Sherry. I will post as soon as I receive them in the mail. What fun!

Another thank you to Janet for giving me an award. I know several of you have already done this, so I'll try not to duplicate. I am supposed to list 5 of my addictions and name 5 bloggers who I think are "Fabby."

So here are my 5 addictions:
1. God
2. Family
3. Cross Stitching and buying stash
4. Reading
5. Computer time!

Here are the 5 people I have nominated for the Fabby award:
Gabi
Kathy K
Kathy H
Mare
Shelleen
Now if you winners will please go and do likewise! :)

29 comments:

Gabi said...

Oh my gosh, Montana is sooooo cute and adorable. Makes totally sense that your kids want to see the new baby of the family. Such a cutie. And I'm really curious how your cat will react in the upcoming time.
And thanks so much for nominating me for an award. I really feel honored and promise to write a new blog entry very soon. :)

Rachel said...

What a cutie!! Cant wait to hear about his antics in the days, weeks, months and years to come :o)

Sadie said...

Oh Carolyn, he is adorable. What a sweet little face he has. Everyone has to come by and see the new baby. It was funny to see you say you have written about 2 of your kids on your blog and had better write about your other daughter too. I have been doing the same over at my blog! LOL
Hope Zoe keeps up the evening cuddles.

Debbie said...

What an adorable puppy, I love the name. We got a new puppy last May and are thinking about getting her a friend. You may have helped that idea along with the adorable pics. Enjoy your new addition.

Kathy said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Montana is just too precious.

Geeze I miss my Maggie. Maybe this spring...........

Thank you for the award. My first!! I'll update my blog later.

Shari said...

adorable puppy!!! Enjoy!!!

Shelleen said...

thank you so much for the award. I love your puppy , he is just beautiful!!

Daffycat said...

Montana is adorable, congratulations! I know exactly what you mean about coming home without a dog to welcome you...it's just not really home!

Congratulations on your fab award too!

Kelly said...

Oh my, what a cutie and I love his Name!

StitchinKat said...

What a cute puppy! My mom used to have a Golden named Megan years ago....she was sweet, smart and protective of Mom...and a bit of a rascal too!
Thanks for the award Carolyn, but you'll have to explain what that means and what am I supposed to do!?! Newb here....oh, and I'm just about to go post on my blog, so you'll want to take a peek! ;-)

Meari said...

Montana is adorable!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Montana is tooo cute.

Terri said...

Your Montana is adorable. I saw a Great Per. at the pet store yesterday wanted to bring him home lol. But the dog we have now not sure if he'd like it lol.

Emily said...

He's adorable, have fun getting him adjusted to his new home. Hope Zoe accepts him.

Rene la Frog said...

The Puppy is just adorable. Will be fun watching him grow.

Nancy said...

Love the name and the puppy face is to die for! Congrats on the new family member!

Beth said...

ROFL! I even asked you earlier this week if you were going to name your new addition Montana! He's absolutely adorable!

I always describe house-training a dog as similar to having to change a baby's diaper: after they eat, when they wake up, when they're done playing, etc. That's why I adopted Kasey when she was older...couldn't do the "puppy routine."

Enjoy your new baby!

Hugs,
Beth

Sharon said...

Congrats on your new famiy member! He is beautiful.

htimcj said...

Oh my! He is so cute!

Donna said...

WTG on the award. I love your new baby. He is such a cutie. Makes me want one. My baby wiener dog is so old and not furry at all, but I love her.

Lou's addictions said...

How adorable is he!!! I'm trying to convince my hubby to let me get a little rescue dog, I cant wait, especialy after seeing this little guy.

karen said...

OMG! the puppy is absolutely adorable! how precious. how lucky you are, except for all the outside bathroom trips all night long. LOL

J Rae said...

He is adorable!

Hope you get more sleep soon.

Louisiana Momma said...

OMG what a cute little "bear".. I have been putting off getting a new puppy until I can get my twin 3yo boys potty trained :-) He looks so soft and cuddly.. and hopefully kitty won't be too offended ;-)

Cindy said...

He is just gorgeous!!! I want to hug him and squeeze him!!

Michele said...

Montana is adorable! I'll puppy sit anytime :)

Sharon said...

Oh he is just so beautiful, enjoy him and all that cuddling.

Sherry said...

What a cutie pie! Our house has seemed really empty since our Whiner passed away but I am just not ready to get another right now.

Cynimin said...

You baby is so cute! I also have a new baby.She a golden Retriever. I have always wanted one! My DD gave her to me for Christmas. Her name is Holly. She is 10 weeks old, how old is your baby?
Check out my baby pics on my blog.