Let me introduce you to the love of my life: my new puppy! His name is Shiner (Yes, like the beer. We're Texans living in Colorado, what do you expect?), and he is the most wonderful, cuddly, smart, beautiful pupper in the whole wide world! Don't you just want to kissy kiss kiss his furry little face??
Floppy puppy dog ears are the best!! I can hardly stand it! Shiner is a German Shepherd given to us by some dear friends who have since shot up to the top of our "best friends ever" list. I mean, if we kept a list like that--which we don't. Not on paper or anything. I still can't believe they let him go. He is the best gift ever!
One ear up and one ear down?? OMG.
Now, I love my children. I still think they are adorable. But they are approaching the teen years, you know, where they don't want to be kissed & snuggled & squealed over. Thank God we're not there quite yet, but when the day comes and my human babies no longer need my daily kisses & hugs, my puppy will never get tired of them! I feel like God brought Shiner to me, to heal my broken mother-heart as the kids get older. Of course they might not agree with that completely. After only a week or so of having Shiner, the kids started looking at me strangely as I squealed and fussed over him every time he walked into the room: "You don't love on us like that." :( Bad momma.
But you can't resist that face either, right?? He may look full grown (This dog is going to be big.) but he is all puppy. And he's going through that awkward adolescent phase where his legs are too big for his body, so he is constantly running into walls, sliding on the hardwood floor with legs going in 4 different directions at once, or stretching on the bed only to fall right off onto the floor. Once he was sitting outside by the flower bed and just fell over into the fence. He's so funny!
You will probably be seeing and hearing of my new baby pretty often around here from now on (Do you recognize him from my blind contours?), so I thought it only proper for you to be introduced. I know you'll want to come back now. It's that face. Oh, kissy kissy, kiss kiss! I'm in love and I don't care who knows it!!