Friday, January 4, 2013

We're starting an Ark, or so it seems.

For Thanksgiving we were out of town (more on that later), and when we got back, we got Rocky.  We were at the Flippin Wal-Mart doing some grocery shopping, and there was a car with a sign for 'Free Christmas Puppies', and as we drove by I saw that they were White Labs.  We've been talking about getting a Lab Mix for our next dog, and I couldn't resist.  So, Hubby let me get a puppy.  He was 6 1/2 weeks old when we got him and all snuggly.  Here are some cute pictures:

Here is Rocky on the day we got him.  We sat in the car, while Hubby went and got puppy supplies.
Here he is cuddling with me on the LovSac.  He took lots of naps when we first got him.
Here is Rocky and Peep on the bed at my feet napping.  So cute.  When we got Rocky he was smaller than Peep, now he is bigger, and still growing.

 Here is Rocky in his favorite spot.  Hubby was puppy sitting while I was at a meeting and he couldn't find him for a while.  He had climbed into a laundry basket (with dirty clothes), and was sleeping.  Ever since, we can't keep him out of them, so we bought him his own, and filled it with a soft bed and soft blankets (which he sucks on).  It will only be cute until his outgrows the basket, then it will be hilarious.
 Here is Rocky learning to sit. He has sit down pretty well, and we are also working on 'Come', 'Down', and 'Wait'.  His is a chewer, so we are working on what his can and cannot chew on.
 Here is Duke for good measure.  Duke was pretty distant when we first brought Rocky home, and he is still jealous and possessive of his toys, and Hubby, but they will at least play with each other now.

So the next thing that makes me feel like we are starting an ark, besides the two cats, and two dogs, and the eight chickens that are fully grown now.
 The Rooster, which I named Roger, is really starting to act like he's in charge.  He isn't aggressive, but he is protective, and definitely doesn't like Rocky or Duke.
And the next step, according to Hubby, is pigs as soon as he can find them for sale.  I think we should wait until Spring, but he is bound and determined, so we'll see.