Life, The pups

Introducing…Max Wellington!

On Saturday we decided to forgo skiing so we could stop by the Iggy Ambassadors meetup in the dog park. We didn’t know at the time that this was to be one of the better decisions we’ve made in our life…because there was a 7 month old foster puppy who was looking for a forever home!

Good morning!

Even though JK and I have been talking about getting a second Italian Greyhound, we had pretty much given up on the idea since we go hiking and backpacking so much now. Still, we saw him, looked at each other, commented on how big and muscular he was (he’s already bigger than Bobby!), looked at each other some more, and then we just couldn’t resist those puppy dog eyes anymore. Huzzah!!

His name is Max, and so far we’ve been calling him Maxie, Maxi Pad (just once before I realized what I was saying), Maxwell, Max Wellington and Wellie. AND WE ALREADY LOVE HIM SO MUCH. Yesterday we took him for a short hike up to Rattlesnake Ledge to slowly get him used to trails:

Wellington's first hike!

Both pups got rather muddy on the way down, so the poor little guys had to endure the tub – I love how proud JK looks of his new furry son:

So fresh so clean Scabbers looking shameful Clean as a hound's tooth!

Max is doing so well in the house, with us, and with Bobby. Luckily he seemed comfortable with us right from the start, and he’s ridiculously snuggly. The only problems so far have been some indoor poopage and a bit of humping (but Bobby schooled him on that pretty quickly). I am very happy so far in my brand new role as puppy mom! How could anyone not be happy when they get to play with someone this soft?!

Reverse wonky ear

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17 Comments

  • Reply Libby March 2, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Awe..how cute. I’m sure they’ll be very best of friends – I know my two dogs are.

    Libby

  • Reply rebecca March 2, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    What a sweetie.

    Rebecca

  • Reply Mari March 2, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    awww! Så søt han er da!!! Grattis som nye foreldre!!
    Klem!

  • Reply Jessica M. March 3, 2009 at 9:19 am

    Oh he is so cute!!! :-)

  • Reply Lauren March 3, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Oooohhhh! This little guy is ADORABLE!!!! WHat a divine little appointment… great fate!!!!! :)

  • Reply Kelsie March 3, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Oh. Adorable. Congrats to you both!

  • Reply Tracy Moniz March 3, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    I would give anything to get him together with Asher – I bet they would have a blast playing! He is adorable!!

    (I showed Mike because we are always wondering if we should get another…?) ;)

  • Reply marianne hope March 3, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Gratulerer så masse som nybakte foreldre! Veldig søt baby da.

  • Reply Hanna March 4, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Guriland så søt da! Skjønner godt at dere falt for de øynene der! Gratulerer :-)

  • Reply Jaimie Mulheron March 4, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Congrats on your new boy! He is a cutie. We got a new puppy back in Oct and he is super soft and snuggly too.

  • Reply Samantha March 4, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Oh my goodness, he is SO CUTE!! I want to snuggle with him, too!! I’m so happy you and JK were able to give Max a forever home. He’s going to be so happy with you two!! I’m going to be putting (or attempting to put) a short video of my Great Dane running around with her basketball on my blog. Come on by sometime to check it out!! (PS – I {heart} Rattlesnake Ledge!)

  • Reply caitlin March 5, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    HE IS SO CUTE. I LOVE HIMMMM AHHHH that’s pretty much how we got james. we went into the shelter “to look” and walked out with a dog

  • Reply gyda March 8, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Åh, så skjønn!!!! Det er noen ganger sjebnen bare griper inn ja, og kos dere masse, 7 mnd-valper er jo så herlige, da har man jo sklidd unna den verste perioden hvor de setter tennene i leggene også *hihi*

  • Reply Wendy March 8, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Awwwwww……Such a cute face!

  • Reply Skaubytrollet March 14, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Så søt og vakker han er. Så flott at Bobby har fått en kamerat :)

  • Reply Dana March 16, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Your dogs are too cute! I hope they love you guys!

  • Reply nicole s March 22, 2009 at 1:33 am

    Wow, cute, and awesome photography as always!

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