Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Meet Tacoma's Newest Gritizen, Kona Thompson!
I'd like you to meet our new addition, Kona Thompson. This tiny little five pound three ounce Gritizen officially came home, this last Saturday. She is a border collie pup who was born in Spokane (we won't hold that against her, hee, hee). She was born to mom, Sara, and dad, White Diamond Pete. She has one sister and three brothers. Now she has a new adoptive mom and dad and new siblings! She is adjusting nicely to her new home and new family.
As the mama, it's been hard work, but I don't mind so much. I like Kona's disposition and these are one of the few breeds that don't make my allergies run wild (and yes, those who know me well, know my allergies are notorious). I've had some minor skin irritation,but that's it. No runny noses, nothing. I am doing well.
The kids were so excited to get her (her "dad" too). Lots of anticipation, discussion, you know the drill. The kids were kind of helpful at first, but now, well, they are pretty useless caring for the dog. But their hearts are in the right place (I think) and we need to be more organized in the dog's care (e.g. MOM does NOT do everything). We are getting there, albeit slowly. I think my poor pups (the kiddos) didn't quite realize how much work a pup is and were a little shocked. Today, I wanted to use (no, HAD to use the bathroom). The second I closed the door, both kids are yelling, "MOM! Kona is chewing on the chair, do something!"
Thankfully, we've had little indoor damage, and the pottying stuff is going much better than I thought. Just a few accidents, but not bad ones. I feel pretty lucky really.
Now, let's wager if I'll change that statement by tomorrow.
Hot diggity dog!