Thursday, January 21, 2010

Puppy Love

It's a problem.  I've had to live with it for the past 8 years.  It's become an ache that I can't quiet...I don't know what to do.  I've resorted to blogging about it.  Maybe this blog will help quiet my desire for a few more years.  I just have to let it out.
Stephen and I had the privilege of hanging out with our friends last night, Mike and Amanda.  These two people are very cool and I love to get together with Amanda and pick her brain.  Before she married Mike and moved to Chicago she lived in the sticks of Illinois and rode & trained horses.  She LOVES horses and wishes she could have one, but anyone who's been to Chicago knows that there just isn't enough room in your driveway (or you may not have a driveway at all) to park a horse.  Soooooooooo she decided to get a dog and try her training skills on a pooch.  Let me tell you, her dogs are SO well behaved and they know so many different commands.  She started out with a miniature schnauzer (I grew up with these types of dogs) named Bennett.  Things were going so well with Bennett (he knows an absurd amount of commands and it shows).  After Bennett she decided she wanted a challenge so they got a new dog (and I can't begin to tell you what kind of a dog it is, but he's big) named Princeton.  Bennett and Princeton are A LOT OF FUN!  Bennett loves attention and Princeton doesn't know the definition of personal space, but I DON'T CARE!  I would let him sit on my lap if I could :)  Last night I got to meet both of them and I was instantly in love and it awoke the cries of my puppy loved heart... 

I'd also like to take a moment to give a shout-out to my nephew, Moses:

Moses is a fun loving, full of energy, crazy, quirky mutt puppy that my sister adopted the day after Stephen and I got married.  He loves to run around my parent's house and harass someone else I'd like you to meet...

The greatest thing about this picture is that THOSE AREN'T HER EARS...those are a part of the elf hat!  I must say that this hat did change her demeanor, but it was definitely worth all the fun we had with it...

I'm sorry to just go on and on and on and on and on, but I guess it's just because

Here is a dog that I would go out and get tomorrow...a lab mutt:

This is Abby...she is Stephen's family dog.  They went down to the Humane Society and found a lab mutt that suited their fancy and let me tell you she is absolutely great!  I would love one of her - or two please!  Do you notice a trend?

Do you want a dog????  What kind would you like?  Do you have a dog?  What kind?  Help quiet my aching puppy loved heart!


  1. Kari, I totally agree with your post. Sometimes Seth and I get into discussions about it, which end in tears, because I know we are so busy and having a dog would be hard. Maybe someday?!?!?

    If you move to Newburgh you will have lots of room with a fenced in yard for your dog. Just sayin'...

  2. I want a dog too! so so so so soooo badly! it stinks to not have time/space for one :( but I will tell you about my future dog! :) his (or her) name will be bear. and it will be a chocolate lab, golden or a yellow lab :)

  3. Jules! I can't wait to meet the future Michels' dog and Carli I can't wait to meet Bear! :) I also can't wait to introduce you to Henry (my future lab mutt) I miss you guys!

  4. Moses and Princeton look like they could be cousins... If you still want a dog you can have Moses and maybe Amanda can train him for you ; )

  5. You know we have a new baby named Jeffary? He is the sweetest, and his breeder just had another litter of pups :) He is a sheltie and i love him. btw you need a dog!

  6. How did I not see this post until now! Thanks for the shout-out! :D Princeton and Bennett have told me that they love you to. Princeton is a German Shorthaired Pointer (and I totally think he and Moses are related). You can borrow the dogs ANYTIME! Please do! And anytime you want a little puppy fix just come over around noon and walk with me! I've been walking 4-5 dogs a day (whew). Love to you!


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