26 March 2008

Granddoggy

Meet Roscoe, the newest member of our family. My mom called him her granddoggy. She was excited.
We adopted him from the Humane Society yesterday. He's approximately 2 and 1/2 years old. He is mostly yellow lab with some possible chow-chow in him.

He loves to play ball. He will never be tired of playing fetch - in the house or at the park. He even wanted Cyrus to play while he was unloading the dishwasher.

So far Roscoe has a lots of energy, but also rests when we do. He has followed Cyrus around everywhere since we brought him home. He's on spring break and I'll join him next week, which may explain the timing of the adoption. We have wanted a dog for a long time. It was one of the reasons we bought this house - all fenced and ready for a dog.

Roscoe was brought to the Humane Society as a stray, but he seems well cared for; nice teeth, good coat, house trained (so far). Although he definitely doesn't want to be left alone. We'll need to work on that.

Yesterday, as we drove home from the Humane Society - we felt like new parents. We are, in a sense. Maybe I got a glimpse of what it may feel like to bring home a baby someday. I was so nervous. I felt like we'd planned for this and talked about it a lot but now the dog was actually in OUR car, we were going home with him. I couldn't shake the pit in my stomach. It had been there all day because I was so excited to pick him up, but the pit felt heavier after we left the pound. I also felt a great sense of hope and was already planning trips to the park, introducing Roscoe to friends and family, wondering how he'd be at home. Excitement and nerves are a magical pair of emotions.

5 comments:

Heather said...

We LOVE him!!! Can't wait to meet him in person. How wonderful.

Hoping we can join you in parent ranks soon...
Love,
Heather and Drew

The Eyes said...

HE's CUTE!!!! He can play anytime!!

The Eyes said...

HE's so cute!! He can play anytime!!

The Eyes said...

way to post! He's soooo cute and lots of fun! Maybe you can train him to run to our house and back without any help for exercise!

The Eyes said...

WOW I POSTED WAY TOO MANY TIMES. Just cause I'm blind and couldn't see that yo have to approve comments. i was wondering where they went, and i tried 3 times. lesson learned! (nerd alert!).