Wednesday, September 22, 2010


While Jake was gone this summer, I was in his room for something and noticed his year goals posted on the wall.  Goal #1 for 2010 was to "Sweet talk Dad into getting a dog."  I showed it to Nathan and we both had a smile.  But, after some communication, the thing is done.  Sweet talking worked and we are the new proud owners of a springer spaniel we found at the humane society.   We didn't think we would find a dog so soon!  But after spending a couple of hours with this sweetheart, we had to have him.
His name is Rex and he is about 11 months old.  He has some doggie manners to learn, but Jake's big desire is to train this dog, and so far, he is doing well.  Rex has a bunch of energy, but is calm around children and new people, no watch dog here, (well, he might lick you silly). We just feel very fortunate and excited.

I know this isn't a good picture with the flash, but if you can see the smiles on these faces, you know it was worth it. Welcome, hairy hound!


Kaitlyn said...

You will love having a dog
it's a lot of responsibility, but it's nice to have a furry friend to play with :)

Karma said...

I love all the happy faces :) Dogs are wonderful - I try and remind myself how happy our dogs make my children when I am hating them :)

MattandNikiJ said...

How fun! Every boy needs a dog! We thought about getting Logan a dog for his birthday. But we are going to wait until he can help take care of it. If we got it now, it would be just another thing for me to take care of and I already have plenty :)!!!

Natalie said...

I wondered when I saw the post title if it was doggie post. I saw on fb the other day leslie had posted something about a dog. Yay for your kids! I hope no one steps in doggie poo barefoot and smears it on your carpet....that is my doggie wish for you! Love ya!:)

Becky said...

if you can get past the poop, dogs are GREAT!
good luck with the training!

The Land of the Blue Flower said...

Rex is a perfect name….just ask Snoopy he loved his little stint at being Rex!! God luck with the new huntin' dog. He is a cutie!

Wendy said...

He is a sweet thing. After you brought him home, Parker was begging once again to get another dog. Sigh.