Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Our Song Has a New Lyric

Hi everyone, guest blogger Adam here.  I wanted to write and explain all the incredibly cute pictures you are about to see.  After about 5 years of holding off the urge to get a puppy, we caved.  I have bad allergies to most things you can imagine, so I haven't wanted to "contaminate" the house with stuff that would make me miserable.  But Laura just really wanted something to cuddle and even I think puppies are just too darn cute.  We went to check out the cockapoo breeder and we quickly deemed the little suffering worth it.  We had a couple of choices of puppies, but it quickly became obvious which one was right for us.  The three puppies were playing with each other a lot, but one kept leaving the pack and coming over to cuddle with us.  She kept laying next to me and snuggling up to me.  She knew how to work it. I even stuck my nose in her fur and didn't sneeze (breakthrough!).  So we chose her and she chose us.  Money changed hands and we drove home with a new little furry bundle.  After just a few days, we are totally taken with her, and I don't even mind the 3 am potty trip 'cause she's so cute when she's half awake.  We think she's brilliant of course since she is already potty training and responding to "No" and her name.  We named her Lyric, in honor of her musician parents.  

P.S. 
We found out today that she has tracheo bronchitis (kennel cough), which can be dangerous for puppies, but we caught it early.  So please pray for her to recover.  It's ironic that she has bronchitis since Laura and I get that at least once a year as a rule.  We're not as cute when we cough up snot, though.  

Choosing our pup
She's the one!  Snuggling with Adam after wooing him.


Lots and lots of kisses :)

Time to go home for the first time!

Whew, what a day!

17 comments:

Amanda said...

Love her! Cannot wait to meet her this summer! Awesome!

Lindsay said...

I already love my new puppy niece! I'm glad you finally caved, now the boys will have a dog to play with. It will be interesting to see if Gabe reacts to her. Maybe since Adam doesn't he won't. Lyric is so cute and I love her name!

M&M said...

again...
love the new addition!
and those pictures are so precious!

Page said...

What a cutie pie!! Congrats on your first "baby"!! I can't wait to hear all about her growing up (because, trust me, you'll have plenty of stories to tell!)

Mike & Suzi :) said...

So Cute!

Kim and Eric said...

YAY...how fun! She is a cutie! Love all the pics too.
Love, Kim

Katie said...

I heart your puppy!

Matt and Sarah Pitts said...

Laura,
The only thing that will make this more cute for me is if you have a Sprite can full of pennies to shake at her. I can't picture you with a dog without the jingling Sprite can. :)

Lyric is precious!! I can't wait to meet her!

~Sarah

Corrie said...

She is adorable!! You will find that you look forward even more to coming home every day because she's so excited to see you! Must see more pictures of her as she grows! Congrats new dog parents!

Emma Days said...

Soooooooooooooooooo cute!!!!!

kelly 's fiesta said...

OH MY GOODNESS! she is SO precious:) she totally fits into your little family. lyric--what a perfect name. can't wait to cuddle w/ her. patriot will be SO excited to see her on our next visit!

Travis said...

Awesome!

Katie said...

Ahhh...too SWEET!!!!

Nicki W. said...

yay for new puppies! it is so fun and while it is not the "real" thing--i don't care what anyone says--it is good practice for kiddos!!

Emmalie said...

Laura--I'm so glad that you guys got a puppy! It just seems like the other day at the Skipper's that you were saying how you really wanted one, but couldn't get one. So happy for you. (I love the name too). Congrats!

Kelly said...

She is PRECIOUS!!!! You will love having a dog!!! I promise - you will both be crazy about her! We have been making videos of our dog to take with us on vacation because we are going to miss him so much. HOW NUTS IS THAT?

Rebecca's Ramblings said...

how's the puppy...all well?