Sunday, February 8, 2015

From a Family of a Family of Six

On Friday, January 30th we found out we were going to be adding a new family member to our family! And by the evening, she was there!

We decided to adopt her based on the photo on the top right, when she was 8 weeks old. I always said we'd never ever ever ever get a puppy again. But then...then I saw that picture above and I was smitten. I mean. Seriously. 

She was born December 1, 2014. Her Mommy is a red Queensland and her Daddy is an American rottweiler. We had been looking for a rottweiler to adopt for several years, but I had sort of resigned myself to the idea that we wouldn't find one. Then, after having three toddlers, I had convinced myself it was probably for the better. When she came along, at first, I wasn't sure I could handle another puppy. But my husband was SO ridiculously excited; and I have a soft spot for making that man happy. So, we decided to adopt her at nine weeks old!
We debated letting the kids pick her name, but, call me crazy, I don't want to have a dog named Pepperoni...or Awesome Sauce. Instead, we decided to present them with a name and lead them to believe they came up with the name on their own. Haha. Parenting at its finest.We have had another girl's name picked out for a fourth child, but I don't think that's happening anytime soon. So we decided to go ahead and use it on our precious pup.

Allow me to introduce you to...Miss Reese Howard. Connor asked that we give her a middle name, so I told him he could give her any name he wanted. Not surprisingly, he has spent the last week and a half flip-flopping amidst about 100 names. I'm pretty sure she will stay with two names.
We are madly in love. Well, we are madly in love during the day when she isn't in our beds waking Mr. Howard and me up at all hours of the night. And seriously, why didn't anyone remind me about all. the. poop?!?! Holy Moly Zoly, folks. Public Service Announcement for those of you wanting a puppy. Be forewarned. They poop. A LOT. Like a lot a lot. 

She is pretty darn adorable, though. And really, she's such a sweet little addition to our family. I am so thankful she came into our lives!


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Oh my goodness, she is so cute!!!

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