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?