Saturday, December 5, 2009

Special Delivery

Here are your first set of pictures of our new family member, Gibby. I was lucky to get these as the only time he is still is when he is asleep - and the only time we have seen him asleep has been for the 30 minute car ride home. He is 11 weeks old and was in a litter of 11 pups. Notice the tail in a blur. He is mostly all in a blur.
His father was a Boxer and his mommy was a Labrador - Shar Pei mix. We are not sure how we will eventually look, but he is kind of adorable right now. We found him online at
Home Fur-Ever Rescue site. They are a wonderful bunch of folks who rescue pups from dire situations and kill shelters. It takes a special person to do that work and we are forever grateful that they do it.
We exchanged emails all week and met the foster Mom and Gibby yesterday. Today we attended their Rescue Adoption event and filled out lots of paperwork and brought our boy home. Roscoe and Lizzie; the cats, have yet to meet him. They are hanging out under the bed for awhile. They will come around. They don't like to admit it, but they kind of like dogs.
Hmmmm, that paw looks kind of big doesn't it. I think we will be busy here for the next couple of months.

Laurie

31 comments:

Carrie said...

He's SO cute! Or should I say "handsome"? Whatever... he's a doll!

Congratulations and have fun! I look forward to lots and lots of Gibby pictures! May he bring you lots of joy and happiness ~ for Christmas and for a very long time! :)

Kelly Ann said...

I think you'll be busy for longer then a couple of weeks/months/years...that boy is gonna be a handful...but he looks so stinkin' cute...

Crowsnest Pass Primitive Folk Art said...

He is going to be T R O U B L E...but in a good way!!! Susan

little acorns said...

Hi Gibby! Oh how wonderful for you (& for Gibby!)! This will make for a memorable holiday! Just like having a little one around!
He is adorable. . . & looks like he has the heart the size of the great outdoors. . . Have fun!!
xo, Bren

sharoninstitches said...

Precious! Merry Christmas! (Go Blue!)

Christine said...

he is a lovely puppy and I am sure very lucky to be with you.

Merry Christmas
Christine

Anonymous said...

He is so adorable! Yes, he may be a handful for awhile but I'll bet Leanne has so tips and tricks to share. :)
~Joyce

lovetostitch said...

You certainly know how to pick em!! He is quite handsome, and yes, those are some pretty big paws!! Bless you for rescueing him. I foresee some doggie quilts in the future - well..... if you have time!! hahaha

Jacque. said...

Who doesn't love a cute puppy? Have a lot of fun with him.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Awww... he's adorable... but oh my, those are big paws!

Vicky said...

He's gorgeous! Love that puppy breath! I think he's a keeper - and Penny does, too! Enjoy your little bundle! They don't stay small for very long!

Jeanne said...

Congrats on your new addition. He's a cute one and I love his name. Will he be wearing a #23 jersey with an English D?

WoolenSails said...

He is so cute, love the wrinkles.

Debbie

Minick and Simpson said...

Jeanne -

How observant. He was named "Gibbs" by his foster mom. It wasn't much of a stretch to make it Gibby. We were also told that Boxers don't tolerate the cold very well, so I will be looking for a doggy sweater with a #23 on it.

Laurie

Lorelei said...

SOOOO cute!!!

Kwiltsfl said...

He is so handsome! I love the wrinkles on his forehead! Enjoy your new baby! I hope you all sleep well tonight!
Karen

A Quilter Awakens said...

He is one gorgeous, and lucky, puppy! Karmen

Pookie said...

All the denizens of stately IPB Manor (including all 6 cats!) say "Welcome, Gibby!"

Carol said...

OMG Laurie he's just wonderful! This will be so fun to watch him grow. ENJOY!

katie said...

He is a cutie. From the looks of his feet is he is going to be good sized. We are in the mist of puppyhood her at home. 5 month old suppose to be Yorkie, but is more schnauzer. It is a laugh a minute if you don't cry.

Edie in Harlingen, TX said...

Oh, non-stop AAAHHHHHHHHs. What a cutie, and kudos to you and your husband for adopting. I have had a total of four rescues (still have two living), and they are the absolute best. Oh, dear, actually have four (forgot the felines). Looking forward to frequent pix and updates on Gibby. Good job!

Jan said...

You are so lucky, he looks like a great guy. We've always done rescues, too.

Brenis said...

OH MY GOSH he's ADORABLE!!! I think this is the year of the puppy! We finally caved and got a puppy, as did my sister, and my father (we all live in different states). Everyone I know has gotten a puppy this year! Good luck to you!! It is exhausting for sure - they never sit still and it's like baby proofing your house all over again! LOL But wellll worth it! I know he is going to bring you TONS of joy! :D

PamKittyMorning said...

Ohhhh that pup is so cute!!!

Anonymous said...

I WAS GONNA SAY A SANTA RED SWEATER WITH WHITE FURRY COLLAR WOULD LOOK LOVLEY ON THE NEW LITTLE ONE !!! OF COURSE A NEW BONE FOR HIM TOO...HES CUTE.
patchworksails

Anne D said...

He is adorable. You are going to be very busy but it will be worth it!

Janelle J said...

He's so cute. Thank you so much for choosing a rescue puppy. There are so many wonderful animals out there looking for homes. It takes special people to love mutts as much as anything!

Heckety said...

We've had several rescue dogs over the years, and I think they've done more to rescue us than vice versa! Your Gibby looks like you will be having a GREAT time over the next 15/16 years- please God!

Tami in Tucson said...

I have had boxers since i was 18 - and have been rescuing kind of adults the last few times - to join my nearly 8 yr old male , I recently adopted a purebred Boxeer from out local humane society - she was 11 months approx, she is an angel from heaven above - frankly all boxers or anything close are - sure she has her issues -, but aftert the fights between the two whose test meeting was perfct - settled down ,n ow we just have the barking when mom is on the phone to deal with -otherwise pretty pure angel!!!

Enjoy every minute - aaawwww they grop up so fast!!

Tami c

kelley said...

Gibby! What a lovely boy...he's sure to add some action to the holidays...so glad you've given him a fur-ever home...

Cyndi Walker said...

What a beautiful - and very lucky - Pup! A new home, loving family and quilts to lay on, toys t play with... Doesn't get any better than that.

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