Sunday, June 13, 2010
The newest member of our family: Jackson Emerson Thoreau Lou Alcindor Manhart.
I woke Skyler up at 6:30 this morning and told her she was going on a secret surprise mission with me to meet a dog and see if we liked him. If you know Skyler, you can imagine how her whole face lit up and she immediately started laughing hysterically. We drove to Bath, a 2 hour drive, and when we walked up to the house and saw him in the yard, we both knew immediately he was ours.
He is a dopey, happy puppy, but also made me really happy by curling up and putting his head on Skyler's lap 10 minutes into the drive home, and staying still and mellow the whole way. Right now he's chewing on his rawhide and looking very at home. Just when I didn't think there was possibly any more room around here for any more love: a puppy in our home.
Skyler is beside herself. Reed is a little confused, but what he doesn't yet realize is that this 6-month old puppy is probably going to replace him as the naughtiest boy in the family.
Welcome home, Jackson.