Bert!

Thursday, July 29, 2010



We are home!! (Bert is the top pic, and Banana is the bottom pic)

Bert is WAY bigger (taller) than he looks in the photos!! (I think both the photos of them above make them looks smaller than they are- Banana is 54lbs, and he is probably the same, just taller.) He and Banana played nicely/as you would expect a pup and older-than-pup dog to play. They were kind of shy at first, but then they warmed up to each other and we being very playful and fun. He has a TON of energy, and he's probably at least good head taller than Banana. I'm hoping that since he is taller (and pretty strong) that he wouldn't hurt Banana, but I think she'd let him know if things were too rough...?? He seems really sweet and goofy, but he knows nothing about obedience (even "stop") so we'd have to start with teaching him things like we did with Banana. I think Mr. A will be great with him. I'm hoping that with a 2 mile walk in the morning and evening (and lunch?) that he'd have a little less energy than he did today! But who knows :) They have an application process where you fill out and then they verify, so we couldn't bring him home today. I think we'll wait until Tuesday to go get him because tomorrow my sister and I are getting our nails done, and Saturday my brother is coming to visit (have to leave here and go get him at the airport a ways away), and Sunday the SPCA is closed, and Monday I have volunteering. SO! I think we will probably go back to get him Tuesday unless we have a change of heart! He is definitely going to keep Banana on her toes- we will for sure have to make sure she gets a rest from time to time :) I didn't bring my camera to the shelter, so you will have to wait until Tuesday for actual pictures!

Pretty exciting but also kind of scary! I guess is what it feels like to have a second child. You know you have extra love to share, but you are also worried if you have enough love to share and how will you make each one feel special and precious. I'm pretty sure it works out, though, right?

12 comments:

AplusB said...

Yay! Congrats on your new addition. What cuties :)

T said...

Oh I think you have more than enough love for both of them. He is adorable! I just want to squeeze those little bert cheeks!
Congrats Momma!

Rach said...

He's adorable. Congrats. It should be a good time!!

Trisha said...

He is so cute! I bet they'll have a fun time together! Hope they don't try to get into trouble together :)

Ann - Building a Nest said...

Oh, Bert is a cutie!

Low Fat Lady said...

Congrats on Bert! Very cute. I want to get a dog, but the husband is against it. Enjoy!

Rachel said...

What a cutie!!

AL said...

Awww, he is adorable!!! Congrats on your new pup!!

JC said...

Awe, yay! They're so cute!!!

Ashley said...

Awww they are just the cutest!! :) and yes I am sure they will get use to each other and learn when to let the other one rest.

Praying for Hope said...

He's a handsome boy. At first glance, I thought the picture was of a dachshund. I have a special place in my heart for dachshunds. He's not, obviously, but he has a cute, fun-loving face. I'm excited for you. Even typing this now, I'm smiling.

the misfit said...

Isn't he a cutie? Sounds like you found the perfect dog, for sure.