On another note I've found our puppy! And I, devil that I am, talked Kelly & Randy into getting our puppy's brother. She's a Havanese/Shitzu mix....aka. Havashu. We're driving down to Indiana together Saturday to pick them up. The puppy in the first two photos is our little girl and the last two photos is her brother and will be Kelly and Randy's little boy.
We lost power for a couple hours last night so I decided to go through the naming process the same way we did when we named Gracie. I googled "puppy names" (on my Voyager phone...we had no computer) and found several sites and just started jotting down all the girl puppy names that I liked. I ended up with about 30-40 names. Then, We (the 5 of us) all sat down and started taking turns, youngest to oldest, eliminating names one by one until we were left with our last two favorites. Now we'll wait until she's here to decide on the final name. The last two names left were Rosie and Foxie. Most of us were partial to Rosie but my daughter had a fit cause she wants Foxie. What do YOU think?
My wonderful husband is having a difficult time with all this. He feels we're being disrespectful to Gracie's memory by getting another dog so soon after Gracie's death. He feels the least we can do for Gracie is mourn her for a couple weeks before "replacing her." Don't get me wrong, he wants a new puppy too, he's just having a hard time because it's so soon after we lost Gracie. I keep trying to explain to him that we're not "replacing" Gracie....we're just trying to fill that void in our home with a little joy. So what are your thoughts on this? Is there a proper mourning time for dogs?
And now on another note. I'm making myself accountable to blog land. My hubby and I are trying to quit smoking again. I haven't smoked since Monday evening. It's been a whole 34 hours since our last cigarette. I'm not doing pills this time....we're doing the lozenges instead. Say a prayer!