Monday, November 14, 2011

Like I Really Have Time for This

A few months ago, my 15 year-old German Sherpherd/Lab Mix, Lucy, was ushered on to the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm in the sky, with many tears and regrets.  Then The Big Guy had a couple of beers and suggested that we should get a new friend for Stella, our chocolate Lab.  May I point out that TBG works out of town at least every other week? 

I nixed that suggestion. 

But there's this thing I go through every now and then, I call it Baby Lust.  I went through it when my boys were toddlers, and I thought I was assuaging that urge by acquiring a puppy (Lucy), who was way more dog than I was prepared for at the time.  And then, Oops! I I was so busy with two human puppies and one canine puppie that  forgot to take my birth control pills a couple of days in a row, and was blessed with a Surprise Drama Queen (who is now almost 14, and the Abbot to my Costello, the Fruit in my Loom--not a mistake or an accident, but a wonderful surprise).  Yep, getting a puppy resulted in getting a baby. 

Anyway. Last weekend, I wandered in to my local Petsmart, which is when the Stray Animal Adoption Program has animals who are looking for a forever home.  Sigh. 

I tried really hard to ignore the idea of a new dog, I really did.  The Big Guy had recanted his suggestion of a companion for Stella. 

And so I would like to introduce you to Penny: 
Penny is a 9-week old, at least 1/2, Treeing Walker Coonhound, who does not like to sleep alone in her crate, and is quite vocal about her displeasure. 
Penny and The Bearded Wonder
Let us all say a prayer that the addition of Penny to the household will not result in TBG having a spontaneous vasectomy reversal. 


  1. Sorry for your loss. :(

    And, cute! :)

  2. Awww, Penny's beautiful! I'm glad you could let her into your home and your heart.

    I'm sorry about Lucy. It's hard when you lose one. But I'm sure Stella will enjoy having Penny. And you will too.

  3. A coonhound, huh? Well, you do live in Ky, so that sounds appropriate.

    Seriously, though, she's a cutie. She made me think of Copper from the old Disney movie The Fox and the Hound.