So ... we bought a dog!
Or, rather, a puppy.
It all started yesterday, when we went out after work to look at a male puppy.
Everyone had warned me, "If you're bringing the kids, you're buying a dog tonight."
"No way," I protested. "We have plans both Friday night and all day Saturday. We can't get a dog."
And, like usual, I was wrong.
We all fell in love with Mustang.
And we brought him home immediately.
But then we saw and read about Mustang. And, since our college mascot was a Mustang - and both Ray and I were student-athletes at that university - we took it as a sign.
We just had to meet him.
Really, Mustang is fitting in quite well.
So far, just over 27 hours into this new relationship, he is bonding most of all with our older daughter.
Lola carries him around, chases him, lets him chase her. She cries when she has to go to bed without him and worries about him when she isn't there to watch him. She gives him food and water, helps us take him out and gives him all sorts of toys to play with and blankets to sleep under.
They are best buds.
"I want to keep him forever and ever and ever and ever," she says, every few hours, to just make sure we aren't taking him away. "Lucy can be Millie's kitty and the puppy - what's his name again? - he's my puppy, no one else's."
Yeah, we're still working on sharing, on the concept of a family pet...
Millie is just a wee bit less sold, I'll be honest.
She is quite interested in Mustangs and intrigued. But her face is at the perfect height for puppy kisses and we're still trying to teach Mustang about personal space and all of that. But we're always right there to separate them. It's just going to take some time.
Lucy, the cat, is even less excited. But the puppy likes her, the cat is just adjusting a little.
We all are.
But so far Mustang has been a terrific dog, a great addition. He is sweet, cuddly and happy. He rarely barks and hasn't snipped or anything yet. He cries only when left alone.
He's fitting in very well, learning his place around the girls and us. He seems quite happy here.
We hope so anyway. We know we're happy to have him.
Welcome home, Mustang.
- Bethany :)