I don't know whats happened to ME.
I am not a pet person.
I. am. not. a. pet. person.
I think I luf him
and so do they...
So there you have it.
Sorry, WE have it.
And it's called a dog!
Oh and the kids have named him.
Napolean Kip Monson ;)
The story of how Napolean became a member of our family:
I think I have been saying for like 10 years now....maybe someday we'll get a dog(secretly thinking, ya right). Like I said, not a pet person. Won't say how I feel about cats, or any type of rodent. Besides fish, a dog was the ONLY possibility for our family. But I've always said someday. This summer the kids got on a kick about wanting a pet SOOOOOOOO bad. They decided to get a frog. Something they could play with (how pitiful is that). I thought, ok...can't be much worse than fish right?? So after much begging on their part I finally took them to a pet store to "loooook". Found out you can't play with a frog. We are toxic to them, they. might. die. Sooner, rather than later. But the store lady said a lizard is great! They, the children, were sold! A lizard it is, as I am gasping for breath and rethinking this whole trip to the pet store! They decided to pool their own money to buy one. A lizard, I tell you! I suggest we go home and "think" about it.
Somehow...thank heaven...they decide on their own that maybe it's not what they really want. What they REALLY want is a dog. Please mom, pleeeeeeeeaaaaaassssseeeeee.....we want a pet SO BAD!
By now I am feeling sooooooo guilty. Because of ME, my entire family is without a beloved pet. (well, except for Samantha who is terrified and wants nothing to do with dogs)
I confessed in private to Doug later that night that I might, I repeat, I might be willing to consider it. He jumped on that bandwagon and took me to a website that talked about good dogs for a family. Just looking, I tell ya, just looking. We talked about it for a few weeks, I liked the beagles. Than the whole subject just disappeared. Whew!
Then....i was introduced to newborn beagle puppies that our friends dog just had. It felt like a sign. A sign that someday just might be NOW! So we checked them out....liked the quiet little fella. He was chill.
I considered some more...kinda freaked out inside my head.
Can I do this????
Can I really do this???????????????????????????????????
Can I love him.
Can I let him in my house!???
Can I take on the responsibility...cause you know it's gonna be ME, ME who takes care of him most the time!
And I decided that yes, for my children...and my husband
I CAN do this.
So we did.
And my children love me for it.
I am the best mom evah! And dad too....though he was not the one that needed the convincing=)
It was a total surprise!
They had no idea.
Three of them were SOOO happy. The fourth ran upstairs screaming.
We are still on day one of having Napolean...and I am happy to report (as i knew she would)
Samantha has come around. She whispered "I love Napolean" to me :) Still a little skittish when he moves quickly, but still.....she likes to pet him. She's come a long way baby!!!!
ps...i am not looking forward to tonight...it's like having a newborn again.