Friday, January 15, 2010

Puppy Love

Jim works for the City of Phillipsburg and everyday he sees the dogs in the city dog pound. Jim seems to have been struck by puppy love by a young, yellow lab.

Jim has been talking about this dog all week and took Ethan and I out last night to see the dog for ourselves. I'm not really eager to add to our family with another dog. We already have a Beagle, Bailey, that is an inside, family pet. If we were to get another dog, it would be an outdoors only dog. I can't handle adding any more dog hair to our house.

The yellow lab is scheduled to be put down on Monday, if an owner can not be found. I'm hoping the dog's previous owner finds him or a great family can be found to adopt the dog. Otherwise, I fear that I'll be coming home and finding a new dog in our backyard on Monday evening.

I think Jim likes the idea of having a larger dog that he can take out to the farm and pal around with outside. I kind of like the thought of having a larger, athletic dog that can go on long walks and runs with me. Bailey loves to go on walks but can't go as far or fast as I would often like.
I suppose there's a time in practically every young boy's life when he's affected by that wonderful disease of puppy love. I don't mean the kind a boy has for a pretty little girl that lives down the road. I mean the real kind, the kind that has four small feet and a wiggly tail, and sharp little teeth that can gnaw on the boy's fingers; the kind a boy can romp and play with, even eat and sleep with.
Wilson Rawls
Where the Red Fern Grows
A Boy and His Dog...
Featuring Ethan and Bailey

Ethan's 1st bath being closely supervised by Bailey.
Yes, I respect my son's privacy and covered up with personal parts.

Bailey loved Ethan's Baby Play Gym

Ethan's 1st Christmas - Featuring Santa and his trusty Reindeer

I have to share one of my favorite childhood stories on Jim. When he was a little boy on the farm, he spent a lot of time playing with the family dogs, since there weren't other children nearby. His best friend was his loyal dog. Jim's mom told me that Jim had a lot of trouble understanding that there was a difference between dogs and humans when he was little. Jim used to ask his Dad - "Dad, when you were a dog..." all the time.

Mommy's Puppy Love


  1. I wonder if it is the same yellow lab who's visited my house a couple of times...hope you will open your home to him. Rescuing a dog is a great feeling!

  2. Lisa - Tink doesn't want another pal?

    I know I can take your word on pet rescue benefits.