Todd and I did not do Christmas gifts for each other because we are on tight budget and we do so much for each other on regular basis. We both had decided though that it was time to get a puppy. I follow a group/ organization in Dallas called DFW Rescue Me on Facebook and have seen several dogs and cats posted weekly. I knew I would know it when I saw the one meant for us. There was a family of puppies that were found first and then they found the mom a few days later. The mom is a chihuahua and we have no idea who the baby daddy is. The group had named the puppies after Sesame Street characters and I first fell in love with Bert. I wanted him and so I completed the adoption forms and crossed my fingers. There was 12 applicants ahead of me and so I was asked if I would be interested in his brothers - Cookie Monster and Elmo .
We drove to Denton on Sunday a week ago and played with the little guys to decide which one we wanted and we chose Elmo. It was hard to decide and so I let Todd make the final choice since he's never had a dog before. The foster mom that has the puppies had to travel for Christmas and asked us if we could wait until after Christmas and we said of course . Funny thing is that once we met him , we wanted him right then and it was hard being patient. The group has to do home visits first as a rule before we can pickup the pet and so another foster friend came by on Thursday after Christmas and had brief visit with us. We has Christmas at Todd's family that evening and afterwards I picked him up while Todd dropped off the kiddos. We named him Jax and keeping Elmo as middle name. He's around 10 wks old and I love him so much!
My uncle is a welder and made us a customized kennel for him that fits perfectly under the desk in hallway. He won't be in it except when we are at work and he seems to like it.
This morning he discovered the mirror and I heard him bark for the first time. It was so funny! So this years Christmas will be in the books as first married Christmas and when we adopted our black furry boy Jax Elmo.
I took him to Walgreens with me today and carried him in big purse. He was so good. I have had a killer cold this week so I'm gonna go lay down now.