Friday, March 26, 2010

I'm Just Getting in Deeper--March Madness




And they called it puppy love . . .

Let's add a new puppy to the mix. Let's see if I can push myself to my very limits, and do the most irrational thing imaginable within the course of two short weeks. Let's consent to be PTA president and let's put money down on a purebred English Springer Spaniel pup. Why not? It's March Madness. I seem to have come down with a full-blown case of it.

I hate to think what next week might bring--tattoos, a mid-life crisis, adopting a baby from Haiti, selling my house, selling my kids and husband, going to work at Claire's at the mall cause all the earrings are so pretty, actually sending a manuscript somewhere. Who knows what I can achieve? Some one please knock me out for a week before I do any more damage. At least March will be over by then.

Oh, that little boy puppy has won our hearts. Talk about love at first sight. We are buying puppy things, reading puppy books and fixing the back yard fence. (Well, Darren doesn't know he needs to do that yet, but I'll put in on the schedule for Saturday.) We picked him out on Monday and were back visiting him Wednesday to take photos. He has the silkiest hair ever. It is like, well, silk.

Sammie, Nate and Leah have been asking for a dog for years, literally years. And of course we needed a boy because we have only one of those at our house. And since Darren has taken up rapelling down mountain cliffs, I just had to do something (or two?) equally bizarre and emotion-based.

Ok, honey, I'm up two to one, how about we just stop this insanity and call it good?

6 comments:

Kirstin said...

Way to grab life by the horns...HOLD ON!! I have to admit puppies have been my downfall in the past, too. Who can resist them? No one.

Trisha said...

Soooo adorable! Is he going to be inside/outside? I wish we could get one. It hasn't been long enough since I changed my last diaper! I'm sure your kids will do great with him too. Another family member. How fun!

Macy said...

That is one cute puppy. Good thing you have a fancy new Kirby!! BTW-You're going to make a fabulous PTA president!!

Cathy said...

He is pretty cute! Puppies are so hard to resist, I know. I hope he doesn't run a vet bill as high as our little puppy has!

John said...

You're definitely mad. But I don't know if it's the puppy or PTA that pushed you over the edge.... (Although I must confess I grew up with a Springer Spaniel named Chrissy and have some fond - though not specific - memories.)
~Kari

April Celeste Garff said...

Awww! How can you not love that little guy? He's so sweet!