Sunday, April 29, 2012

#43. And Bowser Makes 4!

We grew our family by one this weekend - that's right, we adopted a dog!

Sean's been begging for a dog for quite awhile, but I've been balking at the idea because we didn't have the time to train one. And while I love pups, I loathe untrained ones. Well, as luck would have it, Sean took his last final on Thursday - and he has a full 3 weeks off before his summer class and two internships start.

So Saturday, we stopped into Wayside Waifs, which is where we got our kitten, Ella.

As luck would have it, there weren't any puppies available - but there was Bowser. He's a 1 1/2 year old Akita mix. The best part? He came house trained! He knows sit too, though we're working on down, stay, and leash training.
 (Bowser at Wayside)

Bowser was found as a stray, dragging a chain behind him. Poor pup! We're glad to give him a new forever home - and hopefully he's glad to be here. He sure likes our yard though :)

He's exhausting though. Akitas are super high energy, and he definitely runs a good 10 minutes in the backyard two or three times a day. I don't know how we would have handled him if we didn't have a fenced in backyard. At the casualty of a remote and DS left out, we also had to get him several chew toys. Well - we've meaning to get a universal remote for a while, and now Sean will pick up his toys :O
 (loving his bone)

We're big fans of our new addition. Welcome to the family Bows-man!

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