Wednesday, June 3, 2009

OK let's finish the first part cause things are movin' fast and this should have been maybe 4 or 5 posts :)

So over the next 2 weeks it sounded like this at our house...between chasing the puppy around and hauling out more old equipment and books (to brush up while we find a home for the puppy)...She's not stayin'

Mark: "She's little! she won't eat much"

Suzanne: "She's not stayin' "

Mark: "She is just a doll!"

Suzanne: "No she is a Pit Bull, remember how it felt when people thought that Hobbes and Baily were vicious killers while they wagged their little nub of a tail?" Hobbes and Baily were our Rottweilers and they were the best dogs in the world. "I hated it and Pit Bulls have it worse than Rotts did back in the early 90's!"

Mark: "I know..."

Suzanne: "Besides these dogs are major athletes, she is going to need a lot of training and exercise to be happy. With all of the changes around here , we do not need to add a puppy."

May 8th 2008 Mark wrecked his knee and has had 2 surgeries, off from work then layed off too. We are basically ok financially because we listen to Dave Ramsey and are debt free with savings.

:) Thanks Dave! BUT this is not the time to take on a new puppy. She's not stayin'

I put up signs and called the shelters and Vets in the area...

Mark: "We have most of the stuff we need we can cover some food and the vet, look at the puppy, she's so cute"

Suzanne: "We have an old dog that is used to going with us places and not sharing his toys etc. and what about your cat? Maggie is 20 1/2 years old she does not want to deal with a hyper puppy."

On cue Emma decides the kitty should play and Maggie smacks the heck out of her, Mags is declawed so the puppy loves every minute. It's nuts but Maggie is still going strong and has no problem giving the puppy what for. Emma wants to play but has been very good about being careful with the old kitty.

Mark: "(laughing) That's funny!"

Suzanne "Do not name that puppy."

Mark: "I won't"

Suzanne "She's not stayin' "

Mark: "I can't believe I like a Pit Bull. She is so smart and wow she can move!"

Suzanne: "I have told you for 20 years Pit Bulls are beautiful and great dogs, amazing athletes and that it's the irresponsible owners/media hype machines that cause the headlines."

Mark: "I know but you like all dogs and I didn't believe you."

I put ads on craigslist and Kijiji. I had some interest from people I wouldn't give a housefly to. I am getting pickier by the day...

Now for another thing that worries me to niece...she has 4 kids 8 and under. She isn't the most comfortable with dogs and I suddenly have a "Pit Bull"

Today is the Day...
My niece and the kids are coming over and Emma is still a crazy wiggle butt jumpaholic with people and this will be the first time with kids. I plan to spend the entire time chasing her around so she doesn't knock the kids down etc. and praying I don't hear that she can't be comfortable with a Pit Bull around her kids.

OK I have seen dogs that were good with kids...but this is beyond good. Oh Emma was crazy wiggle and her front feet may have left the ground for a second or two but...Wow she is being sooo good!! Emma loves the kids and is being careful and sweet. Don't get me wrong, she would have washed every kids face twice if they let her LOL!

Magic words "Wow Aunt Suzi, she is being soo good, I have never seen a dog that good with my kids." Pheeew thank goodness that's over.

Good job Emma you passed the kid test!

But She's not stayin'

We have friends that said "Your keeping her, c'mon!" and I debated well why we should not keep her and why we would not be keeping her!

The puppy goes to bed when Mark does. I stay up to do computer work etc and didn't want to watch her. One night (two and a half weeks from the night she showed up) when the puppy goes into her ex-pen again with out any trouble Mark says...

"Ya know we could just call her Emma for now..."Em ma Stayin' or Em ma goin' ?" LOL Ha! he is very impressed with his little joke...

So I got some tears in my eyes and said " You named the puppy, you had to name the puppy..."

Mark: Well, you have to admit it's funny! I mean I'm not sayin' didn't do it...and next time you want a puppy you can just bring her in, that whole "Found her" thing was not necessary LOL!"

I have a list of legitimate reasons she is not stayin'...

Not one of them matters to that beautiful little face.

I sighed and couldn't help but smile, she had planted herself deep in my heart so I said
"OK's Emma...and...Emma's Stayin' "

We couldn't be happier, she has brought a crazy new energy to this life that I am gateful for and will share with you on this blog...when I have time...I have a puppy to take care of, LOL!

YAY!! Emma's Stayin'

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