We'd like to announce the newest little member of our household, Lira! Lira is Jared's two year old puppy; she's a terrier mix! She arrived late last week and was super excited to see Jared; she is a snuggler and loves, loves, loves to sleep! Now that she is a bit more comfortable with Ryan aka "Big Jared" and myself aka "Not the Mama" (these are the nicknames Ryan gave us because she looked at us like we were aliens for the first few days. We amused ourselves greatly with made up dialogue in Lira's little doggie brain!) she comes bounding in when I call her name and she doesn't run and hide when she sees Ryan.
Where oh where would we be without our guard dog?!?! NOT! We have crazy insane barking dogs in all the yards around us and she just stares at them. It took a little dachshund puppy, Laney, to teach her how to bark and even then, we laughed because it sounded like a squeak! Laney also taught her how to be a crazy puppy and run around! I was worried about her for a while, but now she is showing true signs of puppy insanity. When I get her leash and say Wanna go for a walk?!?! she runs around in circles and stands on her hind legs! I love it!!! While she loves her walks and smells everything and I mean everything, she is exhausted and flops down on the cool floor when it's all over. And when I say walk, I mean two blocks twice a day; I am not running little Lira into the ground or anything.
I think I'm falling in love!