Friday, December 9, 2011

And now there is "Jake"


Hello my friends!!
It has been a while since I posted at any length.  Several weeks ago I cut my finger at the knuckle ~ it had a splint on it for 10 days making it difficult to type.  That healed and then a week ago Tuesday I was outside decorating the tree.  Just about to finish when the leg sank deeply into the wet mulch.  The ladder went one way ~ I went the other.  Ouch!!  I am still healing from that fall.  Badly bruised, scraped, and sore, but fortunately I didn't break anything. 
There is good news, though.


Terry and I had no plans of owning a dog anytime soon.  Last Sunday, Jake came into our lives.  We first saw him Friday night, held him, fell in love with him, and bought him on Sunday.
Jake is a 12-week-old miniature dachshund and as you can see above, has a face that made us want to take him home.
Jake has changed our lives in 5 short days. We are on new schedules, shopping in pet stores, making many trips outdoors, and basically learning how to live life with a dog in the house.
I LOVE this little dog. I love his face... his little body... his personality... the smell of him... the feel of his soft coat of short hair... the little wrinkles on his forehead... the way he cocks his little eyebrows... the way he squeaks when he wants held and loved... his little paws... the wagging tail.  I love how well he's doing with housetraining.  I feared this might be a nightmare process, but he is doing really well in that department.
I realize we have a long way to go with a lot of training ahead of us, but I'm thinking Jake is going to bring a lot of joy into our lives.
I wasn't sure how Mom was going to feel about Jake.  The only pet we ever had growing up was Chippy ~ a chipmunk.  Patrick caught Chippy on a golf course, brought him home, and he lived in a cage in the garage until the day he died.
Well... Mom is smitten with Jake.  I love the photo of Mom's beautiful, loving, 94-year-old hands holding Jake on her lap. 
So... this is my rather lengthy explanation for being absent from my Blog.  Sometimes life just has other things in mind for us.


Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Puppy love has struck your household. He is so adorable...Another baby biter teeth sweetheart. Enjoy every moment. And stay off ladders will you? xox Corrine

Deborah said...

Oh, I love this dog too! He surely will bring lots of joy to your home. Life has had other things in mind for me too lately, but I am ever so glad you were not seriously injured in the fall. Ouch! **kisses** Deb

martinealison said...

Un petit chien pour panser vos douleurs!... Il est adorable...
gros bisous à vous et une caresse à votre ami à 4 pattes.

pinkglitterfae said...

Oh my gosh Audrey, my heart just melted looking at pictures of this precious pup! you got yourself a 'weiner' dog, lol! and I am so happy for you all.

maybe he can keep you out of trouble, lol!

Anonymous said...

You are right.....he will be easy to certainly comes in the least expected ways, sometimes. Yes, I too noticed Mom's glad that Jake has taken to her too..

Jan said...

Totally adorable! Oh man, every one seems to be getting puppies but me, I'm singing the puppy blues. There is a song by Harry Nilsson that goes: "If only I could have a puppy, I'd call myself so very lucky..." Like the name, too. Jake. I used to have a pair of dogs that were half dachshund and half beagle. Cutest dogs ever! or nearly.

Glad you didn't get more seriously hurt. Don't let little Jake trip you! heal up and be careful. Happy for you.

Amanda said...

wow the same dog as mom!!

illustration poetry said...

ouchhh sorry to hear that FF :/
bytheway i love your little guy Jake!!!

Ces said...

AAAAAAAAAWWWWWW He is tooooooo cuuuute!!! Is he chewing everything?

Tournesol said...

What a sweet little dog! His face is precious. I'm glad I didn't find him anywhere or I'd be in trouble, I already have two dogs!