Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dog in the Hizzle!

At one point this morning, my mouth was so dry from anxiety, I had to buy a bottle of water at Target. I don't buy bottled water, so this was some emergency.
We had been knocked back and forth by the Humane Society on whether this litter would be put up for adoption. Starting on Friday (and I know, that's not a very long time), we were strung out for days. As late as noon today, we still didn't know what our chances were.
Then, all of a sudden! Come! Visit the babies. Which one do you like? They're not publicly available yet. (It pays to make friends with the higher ups. And to promise them your house when you die. Which we did.)
We picked one in a hurry, and she was the one I'd been wanting, just from her description, ever since last week.
I will tell you more how fabulous she is, later. As of Day One, she is so beyond fabulous, I feel immodest even saying so. She's eight weeks, weighs three pounds, and will get bigger, but not much. She's half Jack Russell. My first girl dog, ever.
We've named her Bartlett.

47 comments:

Kris said...

Sweet!

inadvertentgardener said...

Hmm. This is not very SNARKY.

But OMG puppeh so cute the puppeh squeeeee!!!!!!

Sam said...

Bartlett! Maybe you should have got a pair. She is adorable. I hope I can meet her soon.

Hang on a minute, though. You promised your house to God?

Jen Yu said...

Oooooh! Puppies are the best. So happy for you. She's beautiful, she's sooo very sweet. Yay! :)

cookiecrumb said...

Kris: Scary, too. I'm too old for this. Just imagining my first night sleeping with her.
xxxx!

InadvertentGardener: I KNOW! Where did my mean self go?
Squeeeeeee......

Sam: We could have got a pair. The other would be named Comice.
You will totally meet this little baby.
(And. God? Much higher up. She was the fund-raiser for the Humane Society, and would definitely like some Marin real estate.)

Jen: Oh, I wish our doggies could meet. But mine is about the size of your dog's head. Still... hiking partners?

Kailyn said...

Puppy!!!! I knew there would be another dog in your house. Congrats on your new addition. Can't wait to read about her adventures. Ya know. Since it was Bean Sprout that brought me here years ago but it was your food snd snarkiness that kept me coming back.

cookiecrumb said...

Kailyn: It's special to have you go through this with me.
Sigh.
Hard, but good karma. Happy. Scared.

denise said...

She looks so precious.

dancingmorganmouse said...

She's a little brown darling - and just so you know, little girl dogs are the very, very best kind of dogs. Squeeeeeeeeee!

Chilebrown said...

Mojo and Oscar want to come over and play with your new puppy.

Katie said...

I love that name. So perfect.

pea said...

oh. em. gee. that kind of adorable is illegal in thirty eight states.

Anna Haight said...

Oh how wonderful, Bartlett looks like she's right at home!

Barbara said...

Oh she is so pretty.

wot larx said...

Oh, congratulations!!!
Such joyful news.

kudzu said...

I couldn't be happier for you and Cranky, and Bartlett has NO idea how lucky an adoptee she is. This makes a bleh morning feel like Christmas for me. Can't wait to meet her.

kudzu said...

PS May I add that Bartlett's profile makes me think she has a most insouciant air? (There's a word I don't use often....)

cookiecrumb said...

Denise: Precious, yes, but there's some attitude, too. Cool!

Mouse: I've always wanted a girl. Jeez, if they're as easy as this one has been so far, why was I farting around with boys all those years??

Chilebrown: If your dogs don't mistake her for a chew toy, they'd be most welcome to visit.

Katie: You get it! Yeah, we're kinda proud of the name.

Pea: Would it cut down on the illegality if I told you she will be a shedding dog? There are already tiny brown hairs in our bed.

Anna: In the pic, she's napping deeply on my lap. Little puppies love their naps.

Barbara: We're interested in seeing how her nascent markings develop. There's a nice white blotch on her chest, and some pale spots here and there. Still, such a great color.

Wot Larx: Yep. We needed this, didn't we? Wow.

Kudzu: You will meet her, for sure. (The Humane Society people kept telling us how lucky the dog was to get us; you are right.)
Insouciant? That's a word I DO use, insouciantly.
:D

Marie said...

Adorable! Happy for you guys and for us because I'm hoping there will be many more cute pictures to come!

Rev. Biggles said...

Happy puppy day! Pounce and jump, pounce and jump all the live long day.

xo, Biggles

Greg said...

Those Jack Russel dogs are so smart.
Will have you trained in no time.Congrats!

cookiecrumb said...

Marie: OK! I'm just learning her "angles." I think she's prettier than she will photograph, but that may be because I suck. I promise lots of practice.

Biggles: Boy, you got that right. Jump and pounce, and roll around on the grass just because it's fun. And then nap, and eat, and throw up a little, and pounce and jump. Puppeh!

cookiecrumb said...

Greg: Isn't that the truth? We are having a "no-blinking" contest at the moment, to see who wins. I think the dog wins.

The Yellow Dog Speaks said...

Hey - I'm just so happy for you!

Zoomie said...

Oh, marvelous - and ever so scary - I know what you mean! Happy, happy. Can't wait to smell the Puppy Breath - it only lasts a short time.

cookiecrumb said...

Yellow Dog: So happy to meet you! Thanks for the love.

Zoomie: I hadn't mentioned Puppy Breath, but it's... TRUE. A real phenomenon. When we got Bartlett, I made sure to pass her around to all the staffers so they could smell her breath. What IS it?
(You and Cora Want to meet her.)

Zoomie said...

Oh, yes, we do! Cora will be patient and sweet and Bartlett will run her a merry chase and we'll laugh and exclaim over our babies. Can't wait. I love my family but not the East coast much. Ready to be home. Monday.

cookiecrumb said...

Zoomie: Hurry home. Somebody wants to meet you.

Alice Q. Foodie said...

What a LOVE!! My neighbor has a little girl Jack Russell puppy and I want to kidnap her she's so cute. Keep us posted!

Moonbear said...

Hooray! So happy to hear this news and the name is perfect. Mazeltov and all that!

namastenancy said...

Mazel Tov! A blessing on your house and your new "baby."

cookiecrumb said...

Alice: She's so CLOSE to being public.

Moonbear: Still scary, but easing up day by day. She is her own guru. Amazing.

Nancy: L'chaim! xxx

Era said...

Congratulations!

bewitchingkitchen said...

OOOOH!!!!!! Part Jack Russel!!!!! You are in for a wild, wild, wild ride! (I have a pure one, even though his name is Chief, he seems happier when we use his nickname, Beelzebub for quite obvious reasons)

I am so happy for you! But, please, more pictures, you cannot possibly leave your readers with just one!

Sweet, sweet news!

cookiecrumb said...

Era: Thanks. :)

BKitchen: Darn! You're scaring me. I hope the other half (her dad is unknown) is calm and gentle. So far, so good, though this morning was Eat the Bed Day.

EB of SpiceDish said...

Oh! Bartlett!!! Love!

Kelly said...

sweeeet! puppies defer the snark and bring out the Squee! youre allowed. just this once!

Chilebrown said...

Oh boy, What can I say except, I am so glad you are getting a puppy. Thats it. Thankyou for sharing your joy. Peace, Paul

Cyclops Robot said...

From the pictures angle she looks like a cute cartoon Ratatouille mouse. She is adorable. Hope more pics are to come!

dancingmorganmouse said...

More pictures please.
& My paternal grandmother had a JRT, he was sweet and very well behaved (bit or a rat killer too).

Steph said...

She's so sweet! Happy for you :)

Tea said...

Oh my GOODNESS! So very cute. I'm really delighted for you.

And Bartlett—how perfect! She'll be dodging pears every fall...

cookiecrumb said...

EB: She even has a pear-shaped head. We're ungainly with pride. xx

Kelly: You're on! But watch out, I might have turned into a simpering nitwit. Damn.

Chilebrown: You want to meet her! Let's make a play date.

Cyclops Robot: (OMG, cool name, you.) I appreciate that! I had already decided she reminded me of the other animated rodent, Desperaux.

Mouse: We don't know what breed her pops is, but -- could be rat terrier! Aw. Too bad we don't have a rat problem. (But oy, such energy.)

Steph: "Sweet" is probably a proper term, but DOG is really more like it. We've never had such a doggy dog. Yay!

Tea: Can you believe it? And, as for dodging pears... well, two things: where were you? And -- she'd be murdlized by a falling pear!

Pink Granite said...

Joy and jubilation!
You are so brave and ever so wise to open your heart and let this beauty walk right in.
Lucky pup!
All the best,
- Lee

Sweet Bird said...

I'm happy for you and Cranky, Cookie. I'm glad to read this.

cookiecrumb said...

Lee: Thanks for your kind thoughts! It's a little too soon, and it's such a different kind of doggie... But we are toughing it out. ;)

Sweet Bird: We had a good day today; vet visit and some very nice behavior. Thanks for your sweet words, sweet bird.

Lannae said...

Congratulations, she is adorable!