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Doggie homecoming

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Today was Gru’s first full day here. He spent all of Saturday and Sunday being relayed between a team of volunteer drivers between Alabama and Wisconsin. We met him in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, a three hour drive from here. Somehow, though we picked him from afar and didn’t get to meet him, he is the perfect dog for us. There aren’t many dogs that we wouldn’t like, really, but his personality is so amazing. First of all, he’s a major cuddler. He loves being pet all the time. Second, he has absolutely no interest in our cats. So they will get used to him more quickly since he won’t be pestering them. Third, he’s extremely cuddly.

Since I’m tired, I’ll wrap up this post for now with a couple of photos. Earlier, I sat down with Gru to brush him a little bit, and he fell asleep as I brushed. It made me feel drowsy, so I lay down on the floor next to him and took a nap! That might have just been the fact that we didn’t get home until late last night so I didn’t get a lot of sleep. Anyway, here are some pictures of Gru settling in!

I was ambushed with cuddles while trying to take out the trash:


He likes to flop over while being petted:


Once again, lulling people to sleep with his sheer bliss of cuddles:



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March 15, 2011 at 3:17 am

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It’s so fluffy!

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No crafting today, because after dinner we went shopping in preparation for a new member of our family!


We’ve always wanted a dog, and then lately we started sort of talking about getting one. Tentatively. We bought a Siberian Husky book the last time we went to get cat litter. We mentioned to friends that we eventually, someday soon, might want a husky. Well, one of those friends located a husky in need. This guy was at a shelter and on his way to being euthanized. We couldn’t say no in that situation! Besides, look at that face!!!


Details are still being worked out, as he is going to be transported from Alabama to Minnesota somehow. Now that the ball’s rolling, we can’t wait to have a dog in our house!

We’ve even already decided on a name:


The name is from the movie Despicable Me. Gru is a wooly husky, which I didn’t even know existed even though we had one in our family when I was growing up. My stepmom’s dog, Jazzy, was a rescued wooly husky, but all of us assumed she was a husky mix because of her long fur. After seeing Gru described as a wooly husky, we looked it up and found out that it’s a rare coat variation that is considered a fault in purebred siberian huskies. But we don’t care. He’s so cute, and HE’S SO FLUFFY!!!

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February 26, 2011 at 4:13 am

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