Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Newest Addition to our Family

So remember our gerbil troubles? We lost a gerbil and bought a new one. Well, shortly after moving that gerbil went crazy one day and was dead the next. Then a week later the other gerbil we had went crazy one day and died the next. So we got to thinking something's up in this house and maybe it wouldn't be wise to bring another gerbil in. So of course the kids were disappointed. So we decided we need to do something. So here's what we did...

We found a dog! Meet Buster! He's a 3 year old Pekingese mix. He's such a happy little guy. Always looks like he's smiling. Just seems to go with the flow and could care less about those six little hands coming at him in excitement trying to pet him. He just fit right in. He takes CJ in stride so far. Doesn't seem bothered by him. As a matter of fact until we brought him home today and then had to leave him for a little while we had never heard him bark.

Here's Buster with all the kids

It's amazing all three kids and the dog are looking at the camera. How often do you think that will happen?

We are hopeful we have a good night with Buster tonight. So far he's just been watching us and following us around. He's loving all the cuddles that's for sure.

And now we have a new member of the family for CJ to fight with over what's his. This could be interesting. CJ claimed Buster's crate today.

He crawled in and then didn't want to get out.

We tried letting him out, but he just closed the door behind him. Yup, this definitely could be interesting. CJ did share his cheese with Buster tonight though. I'm thinking Buster might just follow CJ around waiting for him to share his food with him. And for CJ to give up a piece of cheese is a big thing.


Dream5866 said...

Awe, how cute! I'm wondering if one of your neighbors has one or more of those ultrasonic (or whatever they are called) rodent things. You know the things they show on TV that can keep rodents and insects out of your house because of a very high frequency sound that only they can hear, or something? Might be what made them go crazy.