Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Search is On...

We have decided that after the pugs go home, we will get a new dog, probably a Boxer. After thinking and researching a breed that would work for us, I thought that a bigger dog might be nice since our kids are getting older and within a couple of years may stay home alone at times. I wanted a dog that while nice and friendly, would make someone stop and think before approaching it and the kids. A boxer is big enough to do this, but isn't really known for being a ferocious guard dog. :o) They also are shorter haired and known for liking to keep themselves clean and are considered to be fairly intelligent.

We are planning to adopt an adult dog, probably around 2-4 years old. We hope to get one that is fostered with kids so we know that it is okay with the little human types. The kids are already praying for "the right dog to come along." :o)

Mike and the kids have rejected this dog as a potential dog. Can you imagine? But seriously, what were the people thinking who allowed this to happen, it is a pekingese, chihauhua, schnauzer, shitzu mix.

3 comments:

Sarah said...

Whoa, that is an ugly dog! And I admire your being willing to bring another dog into your life. :~)

Becky said...

Hubby told the kids that if they showed they could take care of a dog and be responsible, we could get another dog. They have cleaned up most of the messes created by out current house guests, so I think it is only fair to get them a dog. The alternative would be dicussions around the dinner table in 20 years about how mom and dad promised them a dog and never got them one! Dogs, like kids are great when properly trained, so I've been reading about properly training your dog. :O)

Sarah said...

Are you feeling better today??