Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Baker's Dozen Minus....Ten?

Nope. No baby. But we did get a puppy!!!! He is an 8 weeks old yellow lab. Here is a pic of our new little family (sorry it's blurry):

When I said in my last post that Matt had something planned for the weekend, he meant he was taking me to SACRAMENTO to get a dog!! On Saturday morning, he woke me up and told me to get ready for the day at 6:30 am (very early for me these days!). So we went to the airport and flew to Sacramento, puppy items in tow that Matt has been stowing away in our house without me knowing! When we got there, we saw some new vineyards with new homes on them for sale:

So the reason we went to Sacramento is because there is a dog named Zeus who is from WA and went to Westminster this year. Matt and I saw a picture in the newspaper of him and fell in love. So naturally, Matt researched to see if he was having any litters :) (such a Matt thing to do!). And his only litters were in CA, so he put in his name to be on a list about 8 or 9 weeks ago. Here are some pics from the lady's home:

All of her big labs:

Matt with a little guy:

Matt with the big ones:


Marching in:

Pups at Matt's feet:

Matt holding one of them:

Playing with one:

We stayed at a hotel that night and he did fine, and only whimpered a couple of times on the flight itself. He loved when we got him home!! He explored every single portion of our yard with his mouth! Ah, the joys of having a puppy!

First dip in the pool:

All tuckered out from play:

Playing on his new bed:


Sleeping with Mommy, again:

Playing with Daddy:

Finally, playing with Jessie:

He has been so good!! He definitely likes to nibble on things, but he is learning quickly what he can and cannot do! He is sleeping at my feet as we speak.

We still haven't really decided on a name. We may call him "Satchel" or "Whiskey". One is good for when he is a good boy, and one is good for when he is being bad. We'll get one soon :)

Not to be outdone by my puppy, but I also got a new camera for my upcoming birthday from Matt!!! I love it, but still don't know how to use it! It has so many cool functions that I will eventually learn how to use.


Linds said...

Hey stef.....cute puppy!!! I'd love to get a puppy! Soon...very soon! Miss ya....

Our growing family said...

LOVE THE DOG! My favorite pics are the ones w/you and the dog...so adorable!!
What a wonderful bday present too!!! Great job Matt! =) Nothing beats a camera! =)
Hope you have a blast w/your new babies!

Kara said...

So fun Stef! Dusty and I were in Sacramento over the weekend too! You pup is so cute.

Katie said...

I'm so excited for you three! We can't wait to come visit.

Robica said...

I'm sooo jealous! He's adorable!