Saturday, December 19, 2009

a new addition

We've adopted another dog. We've named him 'Cedar' (although I think that 'Wookie' would be a more appropriate name...the kids aren't up on their Star Wars trivia). He's between 6-9 months and one heck of a Heinz 57 (although he does look mostly chow, he doesn't act like one at all - THANK GOODNESS!)
Freckles seems to enjoy Cedar's company and hasn't (heavily knocking on wood here) destroyed anything in the house since Cedar's arrival (although this could also be due to the large increase in Freckles meds since his last massacre of household openings to the outside elements).
But Cedar is a happy guy. He's big, sweet, mostly very gentle and fluffy. He is afraid of the chickens thus far (yay!) but has an intense fondness for the cat...and the cat does not share the love.
He'll be attending puppy classes to learn some manners as he believes that his enormous paws are fabulous when used as boxing mitts with which to knock every animal and child down within his vicinity when he is outdoors. He also needs to learn that human food, although it smells good, is not for him.
We got him up in Ukee when having Jeff's plaque installed. I've been hesitant to mention him as I have been trying to get up the courage and a list of cons that would allow me to not keep him here. The plan had been to keep him overnight as we got home so late and then bring him to the SPCA....Yeah, well, what can I say?! I'm a sucker. And I am justifying our new addition by thinking that if Freckles is less lonely, maybe he can come off his $60/month antidepressants, thus making a new furry friend more affordable....And I think I'm already a tad head-over-heels.....

Look at this face, though...Could you say 'No'?

13 comments:

Kristy said...

I hope I'm not speaking out of line but that beautiful gentle face reminds me of Jeff's somehow.
I hope he brings you all much love and companianship.

Suddenwidow said...

Congratulations on the new addition to your family! He's so cute! And I love his name! Have a good Christmas , Jackie.

Mrs. Spit said...

Nope, sure can't!

Jill said...

I think he's going to be a great addition to the family. And, I hope he's just what Freckles needs!

Merry Christmas!!

Jackie said...

LOL, Kristy! I think the resemblance may be the hairy face!!!! But, yes, you're right - a sweet, silly giant.

Amber said...

I don't think I could say no to that face, either. And I can see why you think that 'Wookie' would be an appropriate name. I hope that he continues to fit right in.

Jen said...

Oh, he's so sweet! Welcome, Cedar.

AndreaRenee said...

Awww - he's adorable!

Lindsey said...

One of the best dogs I ever met wandered into my parents life. He is a big and fluffy Heinz 57 too and was about 6 months when he showed up. Truly, one of the best suprises in life is how perfect he fit into the family.

I think having him around will be great for all of you, Freckles included.

Anonymous said...

Good heavens - that "puppy" is big!!! I look forward to seeing pictures of him once he is full grown! He looks like a great addition to your family. :)

Jenny S.

Rach said...

He is very cute - I understand why he has come with you. xxx

Abigail said...

So cute... and gonna be huge!

darcie said...

Dear Lord - if he is only a puppy and THAT HUGE - I can only imagine how big he's going to be!
I hope it's going ok Jackie - puppies are so. much. work!!! You know that already...but maybe, just maybe - he will be a good companion for freckles AND for you - you've wanted another dog for quite some time...