Monday, December 10, 2007

Our family is growing (and no, I'm not pregnant)

Call us crazy. Go ahead, you're going to be saying it by the end of this post anyway.

The Pretend Husband and I have been discussing getting a second dog (what with how easy Molly is and all). This has been a topic of conversation for a few months now for a bunch of reasons. A big one is how bored Molly gets being alone all day. And with winter here, it's dark by the time I get home from work. Many days, she gets a greeting and some playtime when I get home, then sits around watching me write out thank you cards. It's not fair.

The grandparents are against the idea. Molly has a close relationship with her Grandma and Grandpa and spends a lot of time at their house. Grandma was nervous about having two dogs to care for. Grandpa promised he wouldn't love a second dog as much as he loves Molly.

Well, they're just going to have to deal with it. Meet Casey.

Casey is a three-month-old Cockapoo (a cocker spaniel/poodle mix) who won't shed and, like Molly, is hypoallergenic. She and Molly get along famously. It's been wrestling match after wrestling match in our kitchen, but no one has been hurt yet.

No, we haven't gotten a lot of sleep this weekend. Yes, the grandparents said, "Why'd you do that?" when we said we got a second dog. And yes, there is going to have to be A LOT of puppy proofing done to our house before Casey is allowed out of the kitchen.

But she's cute, Molly's happy... and I was running out of ideas for posts anyway.


Srg said...

Awww! What a cutie! And don't feel guilty, I ended up bringing not one but two cats the day we decided to run out and adopt. They do need friends to play with during the day. Can't wait for more posts with stories about what this twosome gets into!

Molly said...

Casey is gorgeous! I need hypo thingy dogs because I am totally allergic to most dogs and dangerously allergic to cats (not to mention that I dislike them intensely!). When I lived in England, we got a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel called Lottie (short for Charlotte) and she was hyper all the time, so we got another one called Meg. They were from the same dad and they loved each other to pieces, they were such good company for each other. When one had to go to the vets we had to take the other because they could just not bear to be parted! Hope you have lots of fun with your "babies"!!!