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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Emily Haines

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I've obviously lost my mind. We have a new family member. Meet Emily Haines, named for some singer my son likes and new to our family as of Monday.

Nope, we weren't looking for a pet. We lost our schnauzer about 5 years ago and I haven't wanted another pet for lots of reasons the big one being none of us are home much. But sometimes one feels fate in the works conspiring to let you know that life happens when you are making plans.

My 16 year old's girlfriend has moved to Texas and he has had the blues. He had about two weeks to adjust to the idea and they have been an item for over a year. My two nieces went to the pound to adopt a puppy to cheer their mother (my sister) up. I got a call Monday morning that the temp part-time job I've been doing is on hold for the time being. Turns out my sister didn't want the dog and the puppy was slated to return to the pound early Tuesday morning. The nieces slyly call my sons to come see the dog. I freely admit I didn't want to be the bad guy to the sad 16 year old and told him if his Dad says "yes" they can keep the dog. This is where I was stupid...I thought he'd call and discuss it with me. Yeah, no...meaning, no he didn't call me to discuss it. It turns out he was ready for a dog in the house again. Yes, the rest is history. Emily has a new home.

Emily is supposedly a chihuahua and Jack Russell terrier mix, so she won't get very big, thank God. I'm not a big dog person. Heck, I'm not really a pet person. The pillow she's on in the picture is inside a laundry basket. Since I don't like chasing after her all over the house, she has a tendency to disappear under furniture, I put her in the basket in the same room with me and she usually sleeps because she is still a baby. I babysit. Because my sons know she's their dog and they are responsible for all things Emily. Really, I'm not going to get sucked in by that cute face...I'm not!



Blogger Tara Marie said...

What a cute face!!

8:49 AM PST  
Blogger Rosario said...

Oh, yes, very cute! I can totally see why your husband caved in. *g*

9:41 AM PST  
Blogger ames said...


I love her! She's super duper cute. Awww!

4:30 PM PST  
Blogger Lori said...

OMG! She is adorable!!!

8:25 PM PST  
Blogger Rosie said...

Thanks everyone. The men in my life are totally in love with her. We had an excellent visit to the vet today and signed up the 16-year old for puppy training classes. So it's all good.

10:50 PM PST  
Blogger MaryMary said...

That dog is too cute for words! I can't wait to meet her.

Just FYI, I just started Light My Fire by Katie MacAlister. I just finished Linda Howard's Kiss Me While I Sleep. It's older, but it was new to me...as always, LH didn't let me down. We'll have to see about Ms. MacAlister.

5:12 PM PST  
Blogger Kristie (J) said...

Aww - what a cute little thing she is. See, even though there are 237 reasons why I won't get a dog, I can still appreciate them.

8:49 PM PST  
Blogger The Book Girl, A.K.A. Jodi said...

Oh, you are so screwed! You are totally going to be sucked in by that precious little face and soon you will be blogging pictures of her all of the time! Mark my words. muahahahaha! ;)

6:17 PM PST  
Blogger Rosie said...

Mary, I just finished the MacAlister also. We should talk.

Kristie, you are a softie. Of course I know you would appreciate a doggie...especially such a cute puppy.

Jodi, yeah, I know...we've run amok already buying stuff for her.

10:23 AM PST  

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