Tuesday, December 20, 2011

three puppy tuesday

After we discovered Molly's sister was up for adoption, the poet and I had a lot of Very Serious Conversations about whether or not to bring her home.  2 puppies seems manageable, but 3 is on the verge of completely ridiculous.  The internet people all voted to bring her home, of course, but none of you guys are going to come and pick up her poop or fix the chair she chews up, so that went in with a grain of salt.  We decided that the best thing to do was go and meet her, and let our dogs meet her, and see if it was a good fit.


We all drove down one afternoon this weekend.  When we got there, we left the puppies in the car and went in to meet her ourselves first.  As soon as Sofie came out from the back, I think it was a pretty done deal.  
She was so sweet.  Her personality seems a bit more tempered than Molly, although who knows what will happen when they have time together to plot against us.  Her face looks just like Molly, but she's a little more stout where Molly is longer and leaner.  We brought our two inside after a few minutes to let them all hang out, and they seemed fine, although they were far more interested in the 34832 new smells that exist in a dog grooming location.
The poet and I did the secret eye look thing that married people do (there's a class on it) and decided that yes, it absolutely was the right thing to do to bring her home.  She's getting spayed this week and will stay down there until she has healed, but as of the beginning of January, we're a family of 5.
Molly was completely worn out.  Meeting new family members is an exhausting business.
So, yes, we are completely nuts, and yes, life here will be even more busy, but no, no one is surprised that we decided to bring her home.  Like I said last week, we're lucky.  We have the time and the energy and the space and the love to keep making our four-legged-family larger (although we probably don't have the space to add anymore after this one), and I hope to never take that for granted.

36 comments:

  1. fapisdubfpiasudbfp SO EXCITING. when am I coming over and how many extra bottles of wine and blocks of cheese do I need to bring when hanging out with a family of 5?

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  2. She's gorgeous! Congrats on the new addition to your family :)

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  3. Awesome!!! More tempered than Molly? I thought Molly just snuggles all day long? (how much more tempered is there?)

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  4. You did it!!!! Awesome congrats, you are going to have your hands full but that is so cool!

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  5. I can see how you'll be able to handle that much puppy, but that much cuteness?? Overwhelming! I can't wait to meet the new addition!

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  6. I love it. She's such a pretty pup too! You guys will all have a blast together!

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  7. Awesome!!!! Although now that puppies out number people, they may start to take over completely. Good luck with that.

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  8. awww! that's amazing. what a lucky, lucky dog. you are a great big fur family now. ;)

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  9. That's absolutely great news. I'm made up for you all - but most of all for the new arrival. I think she's a lucky girl.

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  10. Yay, you did it. I know you would...you're much braver than me. :) Enjoy!!

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  11. Haha, I was going to warn you that a third dog would mean that I would never not feel intimidated by your dogs, but I still think you made the right decision, and I look forward to letting both Sofie and Molly chew on my wrists. I hope both at once. That would be really cute.

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  12. Nigel and Abe say that they can't wait to meet her! Neither can I.

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  13. Your blog just got 33% cuter.

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  14. Excellent decision. Great pictures to prove your decision is the right one!

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  15. Let us clarify that THIS internetter did not advocate for you bringing her home - I merely observed that it was a foregone conclusion. Hope you get a new Dyson pet vac for Christmas!

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  16. Awe - congrats on your new baby!

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  17. I only have two hands to scratch puppy ears, what to do?!?

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  18. Congrats on the new family member! We had three dogs for 12 years (two unfortunately have passed). And, it was crazy but worth every second. It was good for the dogs, it was good for our souls, and we were a great big human-dog family. Very happy for you :)

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  19. I'm with Kate, what are we, OLD CHOPPED LIVER just because we are not 22 anymore?
    She IS adorable.
    How long til #4? ;)

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  20. Congratulations, she is so so cute!

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  21. Awww.... Congratulations on your new addition!

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  22. This makes me so happy! Molly is smiling knowing she landed herself a rock star family!!

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  23. I think the look on your face says it all...love at first sight!

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  24. Congrats on the new baby.

    Let Molly know that family is exhausting and that I try to take naps after hanging out with mine all the time.

    As a matter of fact I was so tired after my 5 days in Charlotte that when I got home I was practically watching TV with only one eye and I can't tell you what I was watching.

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  25. That's a gorgeous dog! I'd love to add another golden to the family if I had room.

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  26. hurrah!!! I knew you guys would add her to the family!! So brilliant !!

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  27. Ahhhh congrats on the new addition to your family <3 she is a lucky pup to come into such a wonderful home.

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  28. OMGGGGg, SO cute! I'm glad you decided to take her in :)

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  29. Sophie is one lucky gal! :) Not surprised at all, but still very excited f0or you guys! Life will be crazy, but only in the best way.

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  30. Thats so great! Congratulations!!!!!!

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  31. I'm so excited for you guys. I hope the transition goes smoothly and Molly and Sofie don't do too much plotting. ;)
    This makes me want a second dog... I think I'm going to get married first and then decide if my little family needs one more.

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  32. ZOMG You are completely nuts! Out of curiosity and even though it's none of my business, do you guys ever plan to have kids? Feel free to ignore that. We had one dog that got banished to the backyard after the first kid was born. I can't imagine having 3 dogs for several years, then having a baby. That's the only reason I mention it.

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