Sunday, July 19, 2009

We've officially started our own family!

Now, it's not the news most of you would be interested in - but Ben and I did decide to make a few additions to our family. Since we're not in a place to be able to have children at this point in - we thought pets would be a good alternative. After much convincing and a good set of negiotiating skills - I convinced Ben that we should get not one but TWO male red-heeler crossbred puppies! I've added a few pictures to commerate the event! Firstly - this is "Dad" on the way to collar our puppies to signify that they are not able to be given away.

I think the exact words were, "I'm just trying to keep my wife happy!" All you other newly wed-women out there, just remember - it may take some time, but eventually you'll get him trained. Let's just hope the puppies are this easy to train!

I did not include pictures of all the puppies in the litter, but each puppy looks like a different breed. This first picture is our Gunnar. His hair is a mix of brown/black and will probably be a longer haired boy. Gunnar is the biggest in the litter and has monster feet, so we're anticipating this being our "Big Boy" and is quite the snuggler. Ben has already marked a claim on Gunnar as his buddy.

This is Gage and he has the marking that most resemble his momma, Zoey. Contrast to Gunnar, Gage is very short haired and is quite ornery. He loves to play and bark, I'm anticipating him being quite the handful and definitely being the naughty one of the two. I have a feeling Gage and I will be great companions, I can't wait!

Gunnar and Gage aren't quite old enough to be weaned yet, so they are staying with my mom and dad in Gaylord for at least a few more weeks. This should also suffice Kaitlynn, as she is having a hard time letting the puppies leave for their new owners. Once we have figured out where our next journey is going to take us - Gunnar and Gage will join us and we'll begin the daunting task of potty training. While we hope that they could eventually become outdoor dogs - we'll most likely crate train them and get them acclimated to apartment living, "Just in case."
If you are aware, this is the 4th and 5th "Grandchild" for Craig and Regina - as we already have Sheba, Lucy and Macy in the clan (Amanda, Lyndsey (& Matt) and Anna's female dogs) - adding Gunnar and Gage will only add to the madness, since to date Bandit is the only male dog at the Williams'. We are definitely looking forward to the boys meetings their "cousins" in the near future.
We'll definitely be providing picture updates of the boys!

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