Sunday, March 15, 2009

New Addition!

No, don't go buy us burp cloths and booties . . .

We got a dog! We have been working through the doggy adoption process for a week and we finally picked up our fuzzy pal yesterday. His name is Jonas and he is a 2 year old dachshund. Here are a couple of pictures of me and Jonas.





Jonas has red hair with some dark brown in there two. He has a white chest and white toes. He loves to give kisses and go for walks. And he adores food--the smell of food--any activity in the kitchen--the opening of any bag or container that might contain food--any remote possiblity of food. In other words he is highly motivated by "treats" which should be really helpful for training.

We are so happy to have Jonas in our family. He is a sweetheart! He hardly ever barks. He sleeps on his doggy bed while we are sleeping without whining or trying to climb into our bed. He doesn't need constant interaction (although he loves attention) but he is content to be wherever we are. He also loves to fall asleep in our laps (as you can see above.)

For those of you concerned about our cat Dante . . . rest assured. They won't be friends but they don't seem to care about each other. They can pass by each other without barking or hissing. We think this is a good sign.

6 comments:

Andy, Beth and Jennah, too! said...

Congrats!!! Welcome to the family Jonas! We should think about getting our kids together for a play date! (how are the allergies going?)

Melanie said...

He is SO sweet!! I have faith that given time Dante and Jonas will be total BFF's. :)

Buppa H said...

What a cute little guy! Looks like you have a wien ... ah ... a winner there. Welcome to the parenting world. Your lives will never be the same.

Alan said...

Cute Dog! Are you going to have him race at Picnic Day?

BanAnna said...

Thanks everyone! We would love to put him in the Doxie Derby at Picnic Day but unfortunately he doesn't qualify. Dachshunds have to be purebread to compete and Jonas is a mix of some-kind. We'd like to take him to watch though.

Bob and Carol Norman said...

You two look very relaxed together. We are happy for you.