Wednesday, June 11, 2008

april showers...

...brought a new addition to the Anderson household.
we brought home a miniature dachshund. his name is Charlie and we are pleased as punch with him. even Olivia loves that little dog.

he tends to be a little chewy and still occasionally *ahem* toilets in the house. the apartment living seems to have confused the little guy.

Charlie is very spirited and jumps all over the place. He is learning to fetch. Charlie's best friend is Casey. She is a australian shepherd crossed with an akita. and while she is at least 5 months younger than Charlie, she has already greatly surpassed him in size and height.

Charlie is very social and will cuddle with anyone. Charlie is slightly envious of his older sister. if anyone picks up Olivia, he jumps and jumps until we put her down, then he bites her cheeks until she flips him over in a body slam. it is quite the comedy!

here is simon, our good friends' baby, loving charlie!

never did i ever think i was a dog person, i was even afraid of most dogs. but after this little guy, i now love to meet all dogs. (although i do still worry that big dogs will think that Charlie is a walking hot dog and eat him all up!!)

he's our little charlie, and we do love him!!

2 comments:

Catherine et Nathanaƫl said...

Hooray! I'm so glad you are going to blog again! We'll be able to keep up on your news a little more. What made you start thinking about getting a dog?

Cat

katevp said...

Cat,

we started thinking about it a little while ago. everyone was getting pregnant (again!) and while the anderson's are not ready to have a baby, they were ready for a little more love and responsibility.

we love our little charlie.. although the last few days he has been a little bit of a handful... chewing baskets (boo), bathroom garbage (ew), and electrical cords (yikes)!
he is a sweetheart and that little face makes you forgive any badness.

simon loves him and he loves simon, and simon can grab him and he just sits there patiently.

so lovely.

love kate