Thursday, March 22, 2012

On the verge of insanity


Well, we've had two months of peace. Two months of very little dog-work. Two months of sleeping through the night, walking a peaceful (for the most part), well-trained (for the most part), easy-going (sort of), healthy (though aging! gulp) dog a couple of times a day, and two months of freedom to go out at night to listen to music if we so choose (and we have so chosen).

So why are we now disturbing all that? Who knows? Because we are not Prufrock? We dare disturb the universe!

Tonight after work we are driving to one of the southern suburbs to look at a trio of Australian cattle dog mix pups. Three little girls. Two of them are all black, and one has a nice white tuxedo belly.

If one of them strikes us like lightening, we will come home with her. If not, we know of some other pups we might consider.

Yesterday Doug came home from a stop at Petco with a big kennel that is now in our front hallway.  I went down the basement and rooted around in King Tut's Tomb and emerged with a tiny red collar (baby Riley's), a little puppy dish (baby Toby's) and a lightweight mesh leash (baby Boscoe's).

It's quiet and peaceful this morning. Gentle rain. Riley snoring under the table. I'm about to walk him and then leave for work, like any other day. Yesterday morning when I left he was lying on a dog blanket on the couch, sleeping, chasing rabbits in his dreams.

He has no idea what we are about to do to him.

23 comments:

Susan said...

Good luck with your decision! Riley will thank you for it, perhaps ... eventually :-)

Erin said...

Yay!!! That's about how long we lasted after our Tuley. And it was nice...the quiet and peace. But dog people are just dog people and it can't be helped. Hope Riley enjoys his day of rest! ;)

Debbie said...

To us dogs are like potato chips, you cant have just one! Nice blog by the way! The emptynester spaniels

Pondside said...

It's clear that all that sleep and calm was getting to you. I understand - completely. Good luck!

laurie said...

I am ridiculously nervous about this. IT's not like i've never had a puppy before...

Deborah said...

Our old girl Raven was an aussie mix, mostly black with a few slivers of white and pretty brown socks. She was such a sweet girl.

Tonka was none too pleased when we brought home Daisy but now they are great friends. He still gets kind of crabby with her (and when he does we call him Mr. Pi$$ypants) but overall I'd say he likes having a friend about the house. I bet Riley will, too.

Good luck, can't wait to hear more!

Kate said...

Hip! Hip! Hurrah! You're making exactly the right decision. What's a home without a couple of canines?!

charlene and Storm said...

yay laurie!!!! im so excited for you!!! oh i do hope you get one! you need a wild little sharp toothed monster running around to make your life more exciting so you can post more on here XXX ive missed you writing on here so much, makes me worry what your up to when your not telling us xxxxxxxx look forward to your next post xxx

Rudee said...

Someone is about to be very, very blessed. I can't decide if it's you and Doug, Riley or the new puppy. Likely all of you!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I bet Riley will be happy to have a playmate!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Watch carefully the puppy will choose you if the time and the puppy are right! Have fun!! :)

KSO said...

Getting a new puppy is so exciting and fun- congrats and good luck on the decision!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Good luck with everything
Benny & Lily

Babaloo said...

Good luck! May your house be full of mayhem over the next few months. ;)

Meganne Fabrega said...

That pup is so fluffy! Does it come with its own fabric softener? I can't wait to hear the verdict...

Michele said...

This is so exciting! Good luck, and I'm looking forward to hearing more and seeing adorable pictures of them frolicking together.

Sandy said...

If you adopt Luna and give her a middle name that starts with "c", it would be perfect!

Good luck!

Eulalia (Lali) Benejam Cobb said...

That generative instinct--it doesn't quit, does it?

SO glad for you three.

Devon said...

Yea! I have been waiting for this post... You two have too much love and Riley needs the companionship.

I am thrilled that you are moving to this next step. Good luck and have fun!

doglover said...

Oh, oh, trouble ahead. Sleepless nights, chewed furniture, etc, etc.

Be prepared to be taken over by this Aussie once he grows. He'll corral Riley first and then the two of you. Doug will lose his Alpha Male status.

Good luck!

Wisewebwoman said...

wonderful! I'm really really into Luna.
XO
WWW

Anonymous said...

What happened? Did you bring one home?

Brenda said...

Oh my!!! I'm off blogger for a couple of weeks and look what happens!! Holy cow... It would be really hard to say no to that face. Okay, now I have to read all the other posts to get "caught up."