Monday, July 2, 2007

Meet Danny Wilson


Heh. I couldn't resist referring to an obscure 80's band that I once loved. Our new puppy's name is actually Mr. Wilson (I was able to steer my daughter away from Fluffball and her other choice was Wilson, which I cannot explain, then we added the Mr., cause it seemed right somehow) I have been humming Mary's Prayer all day.

Anyway, Mr. Wilson is a gift for my youngest daughter's eight birthday. She had been begging us for her own pet, and our answer to that had been an emphatic NO. She said she really wanted a puppy but would settle for a bird or a hamster. I admit to wavering concerning a puppy, cause puppies are just so dang cute, and a small one seemed harmless, right? So I told her if she could convince her dad, then some kind of pet would be a possibility. I don't know what she said to him but a few weeks ago Doug told me fine, go ahead and get a puppy (with clear resignation) and so I started asking around.

Our fab babysitter/friend, Mary Jo, found a woman selling toy poodles and so we went on Sunday to look at them. I saw the right one immediately and now everyone is in love, even Doug.

Mr. Wilson is 8 weeks old, doesn't bark, not yet anyway and as you can see, is completely adorable. He isn't house trained yet, but we are working on it and have had no indoor accidents, yet. Last night he slept quietly all night in a crate with a pee pad at one end and did go potty there, but that's understandable. He is also very patient, not minding at all being dressed in doll clothes all day.


However Mr. Wilson IS a puppy, which is almost exactly like having a baby in the house and we spent much time today, puppyproofing our house, so that Mr. Wilson will be able to leave the kitchen someday.

Penny, our rooster killing dog, doesn't like to travel, as she gags when she is in the car and gets very upset in a crowd. But since our daughter will be coming along, guess who will be accompanying us on our trip to Cape Cod on Thursday?

Yes indeedy, Mr. Wilson it is.

12 comments:

meno said...

He is SOOOO cute.

Deb said...

Hilarious name. we adopted a bound for the shelter mutt from Oneonta and called him Danny Bailey from an Elton John Song....way before your time.
Good name for a faithful soul.

mary klein said...

Awww! What a sweetheart!

Gumby's a black standard and turns one Thursday - your photo really reminded me of him. They are like babies except it goes so much faster. Have fun!

Anonymous said...

Adorable. Have a fun time!

Shirley

The Epiphany Artist said...

what a cutie he looks like a baby ewok from Star Wars!

Tracy said...

Meno, He is unbelievably cute, especially when he's all playing and jumping around. Awww!

Deb, I am a moderate Elton John fan, although I don't know the Danny Bailey reference. Good name too. Still have the dog?

Mary, Gumby, that's a good name. At first I thought it would be too much work, kinda like having a baby:) but after having him here I realized the fun outweighs the work, kinda like a baby too.

Thanks, Shirley!

Ha, Terri, you are right!

Lisa said...

Wilson - always brings to my mind Tom Hanks good buddy in Cast Away.

Wiiilllllssssoooonnnn!


He's adorable.

arthur said...
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Tracy said...

I had forgotten that one, Lisa! I was thinking Beach Boys. Don't know how my daughter came up with Wilson, she does like the Beach Boys music, but I don't think she knows their names.

And thanks to Deb, now I have been calling the puppy Mr. Bailey all day:) Sheesh! Can't even call the dog by the right name! My kids are used to answering to the wrong name, but the puppy is a bit confused....

arthur said...

Mr. Wilson is the grumpy neighbor man from Dennis the Menace. Adorable dog, Tracy!

gr said...

!!!!!

Katherine said...

Oh wow! What a sweetie...