Thursday, October 9, 2008

Now that the cat, I mean puppy, is out of the bag. . .

I would like to introduce you to Gracie Mae:

Gracie is a 7 wks old boxer and is still with her mama and litter mates.  She gets to come home tomorrow!  I can't wait.  We have been going to visit her almost every weekend for the past 4 weeks.  I'm in love.  

Gracie's mom, was relinquished to the a rescue organization while in active labor.  She had a healthy litter of 8 cuties.  Right now Mom and babies are living at a fosters house.  How could someone just dump a dog?  Especially one in active labor?  

Gracie and I are good for each other.  She will give me a reason to get out of bed, a reason to get out of my pajamas, she will give me something to love again.  

She'll keep me on my toes.  Hard to wallow in self pity with a cutie like her around.  

11 comments:

Mandy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! I'm so happy you decided to get a puppy! She is absolutly adorable! I'm sure it will do wonders for the soul. Good luck with potty training!! At least it will keep you moving anyway. Can't wait to see more pics!

aunt colleen said...

Wonderful news, Steph, welcome to the new addition! If you haven't read "Marley and Me" yet, I highly recommend it. There's another book on the bestsellers right now about another adorable and full of antics dog named "Dewey".
I was thinking - since you have such a gift at writing - maybe in this new chapter of your life - you can start your book. "Gracie"!!
Hugs,
Aunt Colleen

Keri said...

I'm so excited for you!! Congratulations on the new addition to your family!

And by the way, I'm going to have to require that you regularly post pictures of Gracie. ;-)

Christina said...

She is so cute!

Aunt Teri said...

You made me cry!! She is so darn cute...congratulations! Love, Aunt Teri

Erin N. said...

She is so cute! Congratulations!

Paula said...

Oh Steph - I can't wait to meet Gracie Mae she is adorable. You deserve to be happy and if puppies make you happy, and I know that they make me happy, then all the power to ya! I know she will bring you happiness and unconditional love. She will snuggle you on the bad days and play full heartily with you on the good days. To bad we don't live closer we could open our own doggy daycare business, they make a mint! Looking forward to more pics.
Love Aunt Paula, Peanut and Boomer!

Maribeth said...

What a cutie! So happy for you. Enjoy the Gracie.

Amanda said...

She's adorable Steph!! I can't wait to come meet her. When she's a little bigger we'll bring Harley and Cooper over for a puppy playdate! :)

Kristi H. said...

Interesting note...our Marley's middle name is Mae and we've always called her Mae Mae. We've since learned that in Chinese, Mei Mei means Little Sister :-)

jaime pott photography said...

So darn cute....awwww I want a doggie. I just stumbled upon your blog from several other blogs...Not sure of the route..LOL
Just got done reading your story...you are a strong person and have been thru alot. I will pray that life goes well. I will definately be back!