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Life With Eddy

Eddy looking cute in a successful attempt to convince us to be his new family.

Everyone, meet Eddy. Eddy, meet everyone.

Monday, Alan and I drove to Yakima to meet a few Great Danes. After our last experience trying to adopt a dog, we were trying not to get our hopes up. We contacted the rescue agency, filled out an application, secured the first appointment of the day, and were told we would be able to see three Danes/Dane mixes and have the option to bring one home. We rolled into the yard around 9:45, to find the 3 year old Dane whose sounded perfect for us online looking beautiful. One small problem: his leash was in someone’s hand. His new mommy’s hand. Somehow, someone had beaten us to yet another dog.

While Alan and I exchanged stunned glances, the rescue staff brought out two other dogs, a beautiful and sweet 14 month old Dane cross that shed like nothing I’d ever seen, and a small, zippy, jumpy, wiggly missile of energy that had two goals in life: to lick your face and win your heart. After a few minutes of playing with this guy, and learning that he was already housebroken and crate trained (!) we decided he needed to come home with us. While we know something of his past history, whether his lineage is fully or partially Dane, we may never know. And really, we could care less.

Eddy with Alan on the sofa. Eddy's favorite place is right next to one of us.

In the short two days we’ve had Eddy, he’s completely won us over to dog ownership. He plays like a puppy, and then collapses on your lap and naps for a couple of hours. While he’s already 45 pounds and about 4 months old, Eddy should be growing at a rate of about a pound a day and needs his beauty sleep. Last night, he sat on the couch with Alan and I watching The Wire, until he fell so solidly asleep that he slid off the couch and onto the floor with a *thunk*, upside down. He just kept snoring, paws in the air. Seriously, how could you not fall in love with that?

Since I work at home with Eddy, he sees me using my Mac. If I happen to get up, he feels the need to 'guard' it for me. Notice he's looking at pictures of himself. hmmm....



10 thoughts on “Life With Eddy

  1. i love my new nephew!!! seriously, though – not all puppies are this perfect, right? i think you guys (and he) got super lucky.

    Posted by katie | April 7, 2010, 11:38 am
  2. @katie, I might be biased, but I think we got really lucky!

    Posted by leahklug | April 7, 2010, 11:51 am
  3. this is sooooo cute–blessings on you and your new puppy!

    Posted by Tamara | April 7, 2010, 12:00 pm
  4. Oh my gosh, what a beautiful little guy!!! Can’t wait to meet him!

    Posted by Erika Haub | April 7, 2010, 12:55 pm
  5. Oh my goodness! I laughed out loud at him falling off the couch and sleeping through it! We (Orion & I) can’t wait to meet him!

    Posted by Jonathan Edmund | April 7, 2010, 1:18 pm
  6. A place at the table….ya, he probably wants one…..congrats on the new baby:)

    Posted by Teresa | April 7, 2010, 2:12 pm
  7. thanks all for the blessings and congratulations! he’s a great guy, and we feel blessed to be able to care for him. šŸ™‚

    Posted by leahklug | April 7, 2010, 6:14 pm
  8. Congrats, hope to see him soon. We have places for him to flop when you come visit. Charlie and Booker will love him. Owen told us we were grandparents again. YEAH. Did you name him or did he come with his name. Eddy looks like an Eddy. Conrats again.
    Love mom

    Posted by kathy Mc Cann ( Mom) | April 10, 2010, 3:24 pm
  9. What a new nephew ??? Like the name Eddy Does he have 2 differnt color eyes???? Markings are nice Congrats on the new family member Love Auntie

    Posted by patsy sykes | April 10, 2010, 5:06 pm
  10. eddy is already being brainwashed by apple propoganda!!! šŸ˜‰

    Posted by georgesong | April 13, 2010, 1:03 pm

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wife, partner, daughter, and sister. traveler on the journey of faith. rage against the machiner. sometimes pastor.


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