Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Newest Addition to the Family - Sammy!

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I have been a slacker in the blog department for the past week because we have a new addition to the family - our new Cocker Spaniel, Sammy! He was born on September 7, 2010; today is his eight week birthday!  

We picked him up from his mother and father on Sunday, October 24, 2010 (the photo at left is him sleeping on my neck on the ride home; I was holding him and he climbed back up there!). It has been a real riot to have a puppy in the house - and to see Shelby adjust to this new little fellow. She has been teaching him what to do and what not to do. And she has been SO patient with this little nipper! We are all hoping this is just a phase!

As many of you know, we lost our 15 year English Cocker, Toby, on September 11 (you can read my blog post here). It was heartbreaking for me. But God gives and takes away. On Sunday, September 19, 2010, we ran across a lady named Sharon who had a 10 month old Cocker named Prada. We found out Prada's mother, Molly, had just had a litter of seven on 9/11. Fred and I weren't planning on looking for another pup, but we decided to go see the pups. That was all it took! We chose Sammy (who was named a few weeks later), then had to be patient to wait until he was ready to be picked up.

We picked him up two days short of his seventh week birthday. He has adjusted quite well, and is making great strides - literally! He climbed up the stairs for the first time yesterday! And he is running around like a crazy man!

I have not had a puppy since I was a child. I rescued Toby in February, 1999, when he was 3 1/2; Fred and I rescued Shelby when she was almost three. It has been a real adventure to have such a little one in the house! But it has been great! And now things are settling down enough that I can get back to the business of reading and reviewing!

I look forward to periodically sharing the adventures of Shelby and Sammy! I love Cocker Spaniels, and am so blessed to again have two sweethearts running around the house!

1 comment:

Janet said...

Your baby is adorable, Andrea! I would love to have another 4 legged baby around here but I'm afraid my Libby would be too jealous! She is very attached to me. My hubby and daughter have told me that when I've left the house, Libby pines for me!! She is so spoiled! I love her so much!!
Enjoy your baby!! You can hear the "proudness" in your messages!
Hugs to you, my friend!

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