I Always Feel Like... Somebody's Watching Me!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Introducing... Walter!

It's been four days and we haven't returned him to the shelter... so it looks like we have a new member of the family!

Meet Walter the beagle!

It took a few unsuccessful trips to Animal Friends and The Humane Society before finding a dog that fit all of our criteria: the right size, calm demeanor, friendly and not a murderer of cats.

But on Thursday, we met Walter, aka "Droopy" at the Humane Society and brought him home. It must be a very weird adjustment for him, because his first days were rough. Peeing on the floor every time Gregory turned his back, barking at the cats (who are justifiably taunting him) and whining in his cage at night.

He was just neutured a few days ago, hence his awesome cone. We don't even know what he will look like without it! The estimation is that he is 5 months old and was given up by a person who was "moving and couldn't keep the dog". On a side note, I've always thought that was a weird reason.

It's going to take us a few episodes of the Dog Whisperer and our obedience classes at the Humane Society to get it right - but I think he's improving. He spends a lot of his time staring at our two kids, probably thinking, "What the hell am I doing here...".

Ayla came up with his name because of these hilarious books we read called Walter the Farting Dog. We thought of the name Giant Eagle (or Giant Beagle if you want to go that route), Boy Foofa (from Yo! Gabba Gabba) and Sweetums (my favorite big furry Muppet). But Walter it is.

Jackson likes the puppy, but since he's a bit of a wimp sometimes - he doesn't really appreciate the rowdy play yet. They had a tug of war battle tonight over Jackson's bunny slippers.

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