Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Please allow me to introduce you to the newest member of our family:
Although we had anticipated his arrival for the past six weeks, it really did come as a complete shock that my husband relented and allowed this to happen. He has said since our daughter was born that there would be no more babies in this family.
After eight years, he finally relented and allowed this wonderful little creature to enter our lives:
Please meet, Stan Lee. (That's my 14 year old's sense of humor). My daughter wanted to name him Butterbread, but that got vetoed.

He had his first vet visit today. He is 7 weeks old and weighs 5 lbs and 12 oz. He has a lot of baby teeth and they are sharp, but he is currently enjoying using them on his play toys. If he grows into his feet, we are gonna have one big honking dog on our hands. He is a chocolate lab and is learning how to do all the things that nice little doggies are supposed to do.
I have a dilemma. I really don't want a big ole 150 lb dog in my house, BUT, our next door neighbors dog has parvo and is currently recovering and I don't want to chance letting this little fellow go exploring and come home with it. He got his first vaccine for it today, but will not be immune until his final shot in six weeks. What am I gonna do? Our neighbor is my BIL and SIL and my nephew is graduating tomorrow night and we are expected at a party at their house (where the sick dog is) and this parvo stuff is extremely contagious. What should I do?


Rebecca Jo said...

Oh my word - how precious is that face? I'm LOVIN' the name too!

But BE CAREFUL!!!!! Parvo is so contagious & can be so deadly for puppies!!! I'd do whatever I could to keep him seperated & not around the other other dog - at least until he gets some more vacinnations & grows up a bit... Call your vet too - they may have something they can give Mr. Lee to help protect him better...

Enjoy that puppy face - they grow up SOOOOO quick!

Oklahoma Granny said...

Stan Lee is just TOO CUTE! I wish we'd have known our lab mix Mikey when he was that size but he came to us at approximately 18 months old (according to the vet's bet educated guess.) We've had him about 15 months so he's almost 3 years old. He weighed in at 86 lbs in April.

I love puppy breath so enjoy his for me!

CaraBee said...

I would definitely keep Stan Lee away from the other dog. Is there any chance you could carry it from the infected dog to your new puppy? I would check with the vet. They'll have the best advice.

He's absolutely adorable! I want a puppy. I just don't want to take care of a puppy. Sigh.

John Deere Mom said...

Oh, he is so stinking adorable! Congrats! I don't know what to say about the Parvo issue...but good luck in your decision!

LambAround said...

Aaaaw! I'm looking forward to seeing more photos of little Stan Lee (lol) soon! Keep him away from that neighbor's dog. Poor thing!

prashant said...

I love puppy breath
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