Saturday, April 07, 2007

And Puppy Makes Seven...

I haven't blogged for over a month. We have been generally busy with life and having a blast with our new dog, Jackson. I used to think that I/we needed a dog like we needed a hole in our heads but I was wrong. The kids love him and are having the time of their lives playing with him and teaching him new tricks. To deny them a dog would be robbing them of a very important part of their childhoods. These kind words are not to say that for the first 2 weeks that we had him home, his life was not in jeopardy. It has been quite a transition. The housebreaking is still a work in progress and he has yet to learn the difference between a shoe and a chew toy but we are seeing progress. He's a very smart dog-some days he obeys better than some of the children. I'm still not ready to include him in family portaiture but he is getting his own Easter basket tomorrow...
This photo was taken shortly after Jackson 'spelled his name' on my white carpet. This act of genius on his part may have saved his life. He looks like his is there to snuggle but he is in fact using the children as human shields...
One of the kids took this shot and it just cracks me up. I think that Jackson has noticed how the kids make silly faces whenever a camera is around and thought he should do the same...
Someone please tell me why Jackson will lounge around like this when he is outside but will run around like he's on crack whenever he's in the house?
Not my best photo ever but thought I better include proof that I actually touch the dog...


1 comment:

Janine said...

Hey Jennifer! I am glad that your family is enjoying the new dog so much! He really looks huge for as young as he is! Brice and I can't stop cracking up at the picture of him sticking out his tongue... He fits right in, lol.
Have a great Easter tomorrow! Can't wait to see you guys next weekend!
-Bean