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Saturday, July 26, 2008

eenie meenie miney moe

where do i start first?
nantucket?
alaska?
new puppy?

yes, new puppy!


when rebecca moved out of the dorm and into an apartment with a girlfriend this may, her room-mate was just leaving for a month in europe. i didn't want rebecca to be all alone for a month, so she took our yellow lab, madaket back to school.


what was i thinking? after vacation with me on nanucket, and babysitting our dogs and cat while tom and i were on the cruise, of course rebecca wanted to take madaket back to school with her.


having rebecca leave for school her sophomore year with maddie was even harder than dropping her off her freshman year.


so in my loneliness i decided to get a new puppy.


this was the ad photo in the newspaper online-



now really, how could i resist?




look at the size of those paws!



his name is shimmo, from nantucket.


shotsie is showing shimmo the ropes. i've been amazed at how tolerant shotsie has been at 13. the cat is not amused.

two buttons for a puppy- play and sleep!

my latest knitting (what i can get done during puppy naps) has been two super secret projects for anne. so no photo.

21 Comments:

Blogger Teyani said...

welcome back :-)
Shimmo is adorable! and by the size of those paws, is going to be 150 pounder at least. My parents always had labs as I grew up, and they are fabulous animals.
love the last photo of the nose to nose

10:23 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Adorable! I wouldn't have been able to resist, either. Enjoy!

10:51 AM  
Blogger Marina said...

She's beautiful! Is she attracted to yarn, needles & WIPs?

11:21 AM  
Anonymous Chris said...

Oh, what fun for you! Shimmo is quite a cutie. Have you read Marley and Me? It's coming out as a movie later this year.

12:27 PM  
Anonymous Lisa S said...

Oh my woooooooooooord. How old is Shimmo? She is really really lanky! Tank was firm and fully packed and continues to be so but this one looks like a loper. You are screwed...too cute, too cute. :o)
Puppy breff and puppy teef...

6:17 PM  
Anonymous Lisa S said...

I take it back...just saw the tummy shot and the pencil holder. HEEEEEEEE is too cute.

6:24 PM  
Blogger monica said...

Shimmo is sooo cute!! Enjoy your little one.

12:48 AM  
Anonymous Anni said...

He's really a sweetie :)

4:13 AM  
Blogger June said...

How cool, Vanessa! We luv the fur babies here at chez Potere!

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Sheila E said...

Congrats!! Shimmo is a Beautiful pup..I love his shiny black *surface*. Nice too that you have a Schatzy to show him the ropes ;)
Much Happiness!!

10:39 AM  
Blogger Joanne said...

OH! how delicious... Puppies are like a special drug. I try to take it at least every 8-10 years, whether I need it or not! Glad to hear you have someone new to play with and that your daughter has someone to protect her and keep her on a walk schedule!

11:28 AM  
Blogger Romi said...

OMG, he is adorable! Welcome back; I've missed you. :)

11:56 AM  
Blogger Spinny Bunt said...

Ah yes, sleep and on, we are very familiar with the puppy buttons! Sorry we missed you when you were here. I'll have to make it up to you at Madrona.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Mary in VA said...

Not just paws, look how gangly those legs are! He's going to be huge! Bet he outgrows shotsie! What a cutie!

2:01 PM  
Blogger cyndy said...

Lab's are the best ;-)

Shimmo is adorable, and I agree, who could resist that AD photo?!

Congratulations!

9:14 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

What a handful! Pawful? Oh she is cute.

7:48 AM  
Blogger Terri said...

Awwwwwwwww.... he really does look like my Sammy!

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Kim said...

How cute!!! Shotzie is pretty darn cute as well!

I can't wait to see what you are knitting when it can be revealed :)

8:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is absolutely beautiful!

10:47 PM  
Anonymous Beth S. said...

Aw, what a sweetie-pie! ;-) I love puppy pictures almost as much as kitten pictures, so bring 'em on. :-)

12:49 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

I couldn't resist an ad like that either!

12:07 AM  

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