Monday, August 4, 2008

Baby Makes Three . . .And, I Mean It This Time!





Meet Gladys. She is the new addition to our family. By this time, y'all are probably thinking that Brian and I are some kind of dog fanatics, and you're right. Early Saturday morning, I was trotting along through our neighborhood with Vito and Samson, enjoying our luxurious new harnesses, when I was caught off guard by an enormous beast - an English Mastiff. I had no idea what kind of dog this was, until I asked the fearless owner. Quickly, I rushed home and woke up my snoozing husband, and said, "Brian, guess what kind of dog we saw this morning on our walk?" Of course, he had no idea, so I replied, "An English Mastiff. That was an awesome dog!" Brian's eyes all of a sudden lit up as he said, "I love those dogs. They're HUGE! We should get one." So, the research began. All day long we started reading online about the breed. Brian already knew tons about them, but I was totally clueless. By about 2:00pm, we'd found a breeder about an hour away, so we jumped in the car, loaded with cash. Because, everyone knows that if you go "look" at a puppy, you might as well say, "I'm going to buy a puupy." Who can resist puppies? So, we're now the proud owners of a six-week-old registered English Mastiff named Gladys. She's precious. Now, I have to enjoy her small size while I can. The vet told us yesterday to prepare for her to be about 40lbs. by the time she's 12 weeks. Right now she tips the scale at 7 1/2 lbs. And, her mom and dad are both over 150 lbs, so we'll see in about 10 short months exactly how large a giant we have on our hands. YEAH! I love doggies!

15 comments:

Linds8 said...

She is so cute! I love puppies! I can't wait to see how big she will get. I bet she will be huge! I have a dachshund that is 11 lbs. He is quite the handful. I am dogsitting right now so we have a little pomeranian running around our house. He is a little puff ball. You are brave to have 3!

Employee No. 3699 said...

Congrats on your new addition! I'm a dog person too, but I'm stopping at two.

So...who is going to be on poop control for Gladys, especially when she's full grown???

Bella said...

Aww, congrats, she's a sweetheart :)

Bella

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Lindsey Brooke - I do not know what to say to you! THREE DOGS!? What in the world are you THINKING girl! I am about to haul you to the looney bin. You have surpassed me times 3. HAHA....

I have to admit. He does melt my heart. He is absolutely ADORABLE. Give him a kissy for me. Love the Maddox pic. He is a love. Give him a cousin. In a few years, though. Enjoy being alone.

Megan said...

Oh wow, that is going to be SUCH a big dog! If it makes it to its parents weight it will be almost twice the size of me! haha :) I would LOVE to tell you my secret, but I see you didn't tell me your e-mail address! Sometimes sending and e-mail over blogspot doesn't work so if you'd like to know (it's a good one!) my e-mail is megchid AT gmail DOT com :)

countrygirl3031 said...

She is soooo adorable. I love puppies...I want to get another one..a golden retriever, but Glenn says no...we have to wait until we have more money...:(

Hugz,
Michele

Leah said...

wowza! cute little one. sounds like you will have a house full in a couple months!

noble pig said...

OMG I hope you have a GIANT yard! Wow, those dogs are huge! That puppy is so cute though.

Alison Mayes said...

I just stumbled on your blog and was amazed with three dogs! We have two cocker spaniels and want to pull our hair out! What is your secret?

Amber said...

Sooooo Cute! Having 3-two year old kids is almost the same....right???

Bee said...

I have three dogs, and our latest addition was a bull mastiff mix. You should read how we acquired him:
http://elisebarnette.wordpress.com/2008/06/17/dog-swapping/
It's a sweet story.

He is such a joy. Just like having a huge piece of furniture around. And we're so excited, because he has recently begun barking at people. I guess we do have even more in common!

Amy said...

Congratulations on your new baby!:)
She is yummy!
I look forward to seeing her as she grows.
Hold her in your arms and lap all you can.

God Bless,
Amy:)

Liz said...

Gladys. I love it. So adorable.

Angie said...

Good for you! New puppies are the best!

emsev333 said...

Congratulations on your English Mastiff! My husband and I also got suckered into buying one of these little cuties about 2 months after we moved in together. I love Sydney so much now (she's about 2.5 yrs old), but there were a few times that I didn't think I was going to make it in this world as a dog person. We also have a boxer, so I can sympathize with your multiple dog household. Best of luck and enjoy her! Beware of stinky mastiff farts though! They are sure to clear the room. :)