Tuesday, December 7, 2010

We Have a House Guest

That's right - hubby and I are hosting a tiny visitor over the next two and a half weeks.  I received a phone call from my mother last Thursday.  I could tell by the comical tone of her voice that I probably would not like what she had to say.

You see, Santa is bringing my little brother, Ethan who is 7, his very own boxer puppy for Christmas.  Santa had worked out an arrangement with the breeders that said puppy could be picked up Christmas Eve night in order to arrive under the tree Christmas morning.  Santa (otherwise known as my mother) has been very excited about this Christmas surprise for weeks now.

Unfortunately, the breeders called Santa last Wednesday and said that the puppies had to go.  They've gotten too big and are fully weaned - it's time for them to go to their new homes.  You can see Santa's dilemma.  Christmas morning doesn't come for another three weeks - where will said puppy go until then? 

Apparently, there is a clause in the big sister contract that says when Santa is unable to fulfill her duties in order to pull of a Christmas surprise, Big Sister and Big Sister's Hubby get to step in and help.

So allow me to introduce said puppy, our house guest for the next two and a half weeks....




Don't get me wrong, I love puppies - especially boxer puppies.  And she's obviously super adorable.  But she's not potty trained.  She doesn't sleep through the night. I will have to spend my lunch break for the next two and a half weeks driving home to let her go potty midday - I'm thrilled about that one.  Oh and she is fearless and likes the chew on everything in my house.  Steven and I have been jokingly calling her "Marley" because she is just like the dog from "Marley and Me". 

Our dogs adore her.  Steven is already attached - this was proven when he came home with a stuffed animal for her last night.  Which makes me worry that the day after Christmas might be kind of sad around our house.  How will I explain to my little puppies that their tiny friend is no longer with us?

Midget and Dixie loving on Steven

Midget taking a nap on Steven's legs - excuse the poor picture quality.

Midget taking a nap with Dixie

She's only been with us two days and already we're getting pretty used to her.  Other than the barking and howling all night.  And the potty accidents all over the house.  Oh and the fact that she loves to drag her water bowl into the dining room and tip it over with her nose - that's her favorite after dinner activity.  Last night she drug our snowman doormat into the middle of the hallway, stood in the center of it, looked right at me and peed on it.  I'm telling you - she's fearless and stubborn.

So there you have it.  Someone put me up for the "Daughter of the Year" award.  Even though it will mean no lunch breaks, no sleep and quite possibly no sex life for the newlyweds over the next two and a half weeks, Steven and I will be playing foster parents to this little cutie.  Because no matter how inconvenient it may be, you always help your family - especially this time of the year.

Windy Poplars

I also wanted to tell you all about the Holly Jolly Blog Hop that I will be co hosting with Kristin from Windy Poplars and Natalie from Extraordinary Love.  Stop by this Thursday and Friday to link up.  Thursday we will be sharing our favorite holiday recipes and Friday you will have a chance to invite us into your home and share your holiday decorations.  Kristin, Natalie and myself will each be offering door prizes which will be given to three participants.  So be sure to stop back by Thursday!


27 comments:

Michelle (michabella) said...

Okay as frustrating as that sweet little puppy may be I cant help but giggle! She is SOOOO CUTE!!!! Love thoe pictures. But hey... you only have to deal with her for 2 weeks then your parents will have to! :) Thing positively! :P

Samantha said...

That puppt is soo adorable. Reminds me of my Hurley when she was that tiny. So cute and innocent "looking". My mini pincher is still as stubborn as the puppy though. She is right at a year old and still pulls floormats around. (but doesn't pee on them)Got to love being "parents" :)

Stacey said...

Her name is Pace'. Named after all four of my children: Paxston, Amber, Crickette & Ethan. Her name is not Midget or Marley!! And yes you will get DAUGHTER OF THE YEAR award! I love you!! So was last night any better? I didn't get any text messages from either of you this morning. Thanks for the pictures!!!

Rebekah said...

She looks absolutely precious! Oh my goodness, I love her. Haha, oh puppies. They are full of trouble, but oh so fun!

Mateya said...

What a sweet daughter/sister you are! He is pretty cute, so I guess it would be hard to say no...and your little brother will be so excited, it will be worth it! :)

Bryan and Chelsey's Moss Moments said...

Girl, you're a saint! ;)

Christina said...

Aww...you couldn't have much a cuter house guest :) I love the picture of her laying with Dixie! How cute is that?!

An Inquiring Mind said...

Oh, the cuteness! TEH CUTENESS!!! What an adorable puppy. :)

Nicole said...

I have a 5 month old Cocker Spaniel (very stubborn puppies) I'm house breaking right now and then my husband got a boxer yesterday... she's 5 years old. Boy she must have a bladder the size of a water balloon b/c she chose to pee and poop on the floors last night after trying to rip the door trim off my laundry room door. I'm a proud momma this morning. but my Cocker was on her best behavior! :) I wanted to get my husband a boxer puppy but had a terrible time finding one :(

Ms. J said...

Sooo cute!! They grow so fast! That was Roxie just a few months ago!

Anne said...

Oh my goodness that puppy is adorable. If I were you I would make Santa find a new puppy for my little brother!

Miss Southern Vol said...

hahahaaha this is just too funny! You will really have your hands full with the new addition now. YOu might as well throw in a newborn! Goodness :)

Ally said...

How freaking cute! I would not want to give her back.

Annie said...

what an adorable puppy!!! puppies are a handful but at least it's only 2 weeks ;) then you get to give her back to her parents! and you are right, no mattter what the case you always help friends and family :)

The Wife In Her New Life said...

OMGsh! she is ADORABLE! you love it haha...except for the problems ;)

Marian said...

Santa did good for baby brother!! She is adorable!!

Sassy Amie said...

I am not a dog kind of person, but I have to say this is probably one of the cutest puppys that I have EVER seen! And I definitely think you deserve a Daughter/Sister of the Year present!!!

Carolyn @ life, love & puppy prints said...

She is so precious!!! You're right... it's going to be a sad house when you have to give her back. Maybe you should get one too???? :)

Maggie said...

Oh my gosh those pictures are so precious!

Brittany Ann said...

1. She is precious! As my mother said, God made puppies and babies cute because otherwise, we'd kill them!

2. Have they thought about crate training her? We did that with our pup for his first year! And then he was angel after that. It totally gives them a sense of security, keeps the potty accidents at bay, and makes your life easier. It seems cruel, but it's actually very comforting for them! especially if the crate is large enough. And especially for "kind" breeds like boxers, labs, etc.

d.a.r. said...

Oh my gawd, soooooo cute!!

Jessica said...

I'm sorry she's so much work. Puppies can be a pain, but would you just look at that face!!! Haha, she's too cute. :)

Tyly said...

Welcome to the puppy club!! :-D

She is PRECIOUS, and that is so nice of you guys to help out. I love the pictures!! She looks so tiny next to the full grown ones!

♥ Dani said...

Good lord, she is the sweetest little thing ever! I would have so much trouble giving her back, too! Your brother is going to have SUCH a great Christmas. :-)

Val said...

Aww, puppy love!!!! So cute. Your blog is adorable.

Laura said...

oh my gosh :) you are quite the "daughter of the year" for sure!!! but he is soooo adorable! .. it is definitely going to be tough giving him up christmas morning.. but i'm sure you'll glad pass along the house training and what not to someone else :-D

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