... and this my first time putting something up on this blog.
I've been here a week now in my new house with my new family and I think it's going pretty well. Today I decided to pitch in and help out ... here I am helping my mom sort through the clothes that are going out of the closet and over to "Out of the Closet" ... the thrift store that sells stuff to help people with AIDS.
Stay tuned ... I'm sure I'll have more to say later! (But right now it's time for another nap.)
Last night, when my moms got home from the movie they went to see ("Brideshead Revisited" ... not as good as the book or miniseries but they liked it anyway) they came home to a BIG surprise ...
MY NEW SISTER!
Turns out they were less surprised than I was ... they at least new she was coming because it turned out they'd been talking to Chuck up at Husky Camp (that's where I came from) and they had two rescue puppies (a boy and a girl) who were Malberians (that's 1/2 Malamute and 1/2 Siberian) who needed a home.
So they decided on the girl ... and I guess they were going to tell me EVENTUALLY ... but they thought they had a little time to break it to me because they were going to go pick her up from Chuck. And lo and behold Chuck showed up at the front door and dropped her off to save us a trip!
Life as we knew it officially ended at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19th.
. So we hurried up and got a bed ready for her (the crate was sill needing cleaned out after being stuck back in the garage since I outgrew it) ...
She still had stiches from getting spayed (I'm sure glad I was too young to remember all that!) so she had a bandage around her belly.
I'm honestly not sure quit WHAT I think about all this and I'm giving myself a little time to get used to the idea. . Don't get me wrong ... I like the idea of someone to play with and I believe them when they tell me the reason they wanted another dog was because I'm so fabulous that they want another sweet one like me. And I know no other dog will ever replace Harvey but I do get lonely being the only dog sometimes ... and she IS pretty cute ...
But she's going to have to learn a thing or two ... and thing NUMBER ONE is that this is MY chaise lounge ...
and it's going to stay that way.
24 hours down ... a lifetime to go. Stay tuned!
PS -- What did we name her???? Oh yeah ... Juno.
And -- BTW -- August 19 would have been my Grandma Betty's birthday so I'm wondering if she didn't have something to do with the timing on all this, being a puppy person and all!
Harvey & Luna were the canine members of the Brooks-Russell family who were sick and tired of their mommies spending SOOO much time at the computer that they didn't have enough time to go to dog parks, throw balls in the yard and otherwise enjoy the finer things of life. Insisting on equal time this blog was born: a chance for them to strut their doggie stuff in the blogosphere.
Sadly, Harvey went to Dog Heaven in June 2008 but the blog continues, just as his memory continues in our hearts!
And then came Juno ...
Born in June 2008, Juno joined our family in August and is keeping everybody -- including Luna -- busy keeping up with her busy puppy self!