Monday, August 27, 2007

Bundle of Joy

For months I've been yearning for a new (second) dog. For the last few weeks it has become almost an obsession. I've been browsing the internet, reading ads, telling everyone I saw that I was looking, and researching what kind of dog I would really love to have. It has felt almost like an overdue pregnancy, dreaming about this pup! I've seen a lot of dogs, but none of them felt like my dog. Until......
On Friday, we met Django, this little precious fellow. He is a combination Poodle/Havanese, a walking teddy-bear, 10 weeks old, jazzy and sweet, easy-going, good-natured, smart. He is caramel colored, with black tips and a black beard. Funny face, that's for sure! He adores little children (was raised with them). This was important for me because of little Tiare who lives in our back house, Olin who lives down the street, Kasey my new little great-niece, and the anticipated grandchildren who will (hopefully) someday be appearing!

So far he is just a great dog. He is almost house-trained (only one puddle in four days). We are training him to sleep in his crate, and I've been carrying him around in a baby sling when he wants to nap and we're busy. He races around, tumbles all over himself, and then falls sound asleep after an hour or two of wild exertion.
Here he goes, racing through the back yard! He and Zuma are getting along just fine. They're not playing yet, but it is close. Because we've had two small children visiting, it has been a little distracting for Zuma, trying to defend herself from them! Anyway, we are both madly in love with this little pup, and can't wait to introduce him to all our dog-loving friends!Meanwhile, he helps me with everything - here he is helping me post this blog!

9 comments:

TaraDharma said...

what a little angel! Good job, mommy! just like a teddy bear, I do want to pick him up and mash my face into his fur. you must be having a ball! Congratulations.

robin andrea said...

What a sweet little puppy. You found the cutest pup to fall in love with. Now I can't wait to meet him. Enjoy your little bundle of joy!

ViaTerra said...

Sweetness!

Lulu Maude said...

Adorable! What fun!

enigma4ever said...

so sweet and soooo cute....

MaryDakota said...

This may be the cutest puppy on the planet! I check your blog every few days, and seeing this little guy always brings a smile.

Anonymous said...

Dear Kim,
Your little bundle of joy looks like tons of fun! I think he will help you to have the most fun everyday.
I just wanted to say thank you for your words of encouragement throughout our crisis this past year. They are appreciated!
Lara

GAGA<3 said...

HI! you do not know me but your puppy looks super CUTE! i really really want one in fact when i went to FURRY BABIES a puppy store< they had one that looked just like this can you say more about him? Does he grow BIG?

Sigrid Jardin said...

Hi, Thanks for your comments. He's nearly 2 years old now, and about 14 pounds, lively, adorable, and a great personality. He loves kids, is full of energy, loyal to his owner, loving, and just a little wacky personality. He's a Havanese Poodle mix - we call him a "havanoodle". I couldn't be more crazy about him!
Kim