Monday, June 30, 2008

A New Addition

I got a phone call from my parents this past weekend about a brand new little boy that they had just brought home. I must say that it was a bit of a surprise when I found out that Laura Belle and I were getting a "brother"! I know my Dad's been wanting one for quite a while but...

OK, enough teasing! They got a little puppy of course!!! A beautiful purebred collie...

Meet Jax!
Jax - 9 weeks old

My Dad chose his name, and it fits him perfectly. He's such a cutie - and a cuddler!

I had so much fun playing with him! Livia really liked him too, but Jax wasn't so sure about my running, loudly-jabbering, toddler... I think she kinda scared him! Well, at least she's not the least bit afraid of him - or any dogs for that matter! And as Jax grows, I'm sure he'll grow to love Liv :o)

As I watched my Dad play with Jax, it made me realize how much he's missed having a dog around. My Sis had a Husky/German Shepard mix a while back, but unfortunately Jade died at only a few years old...

Before that, we all had a girl Collie named Sadie who lived to be 13 or 14; even before that Daddy had another boy Collie - Rags. I called him Ragsie, and I still get sad when I think about the day he died. I knew he was sick, and there was absolutely nothing I could do. It's funny how we remember losing our precious animals throughout the years.

My Dad and Little Mr. Puppy playing away

And after a long day of petting and playing (and avoiding my muchkin terrorizing him!), Jax was sooo tired:
Aww! Sleepy Jax :o)

Hope you all enjoyed meeting Mr. Puppy! I cannot wait to get back out to my parents to play with him again! We'll be out there this Friday for the 4th of July, but I may not even be able to wait til then. I just love his soft fur, his sweet little puppy-face, and his cuddles.

Much love to you all and God Bless!


Tabitha said...

Oh Amanda ~ he is just adorable ~ I love him!!!
love and hugs Tabitha XXXXX

Valarie said...

Awww he is so cute!! My sister has two collies, they are such good dogs.

Hannah said...

Aweh, he's adorable! His name is even cute :D


dani said...

amanda, he is precious. i just love puppies!!!