Sunday, May 13, 2007

a new member of the fam.

yesterday we became parents.
ok, puppy parents.
her name is Mea and she is an eight week old
teacup sized bichon frise.

here's the story...
my hub called me at five on friday and told me
he was just leaving his office,
then at five thirty he called again and said he got held up and
now he was really walking out,
so when he got home at six i thought nothing of it
until he made a bee line to me and said, " you know i can't lie to you,
and i know you hate secrets, so that's why i have to tell you that today
i got off work at four to look for a puppy to give you for your birthday, but
they we gross so now i want you to pick one out!"

and i looked at him and laughed and was like, why did you just blurt that out?
you had me completely fooled and i would've been completely surprised, plus, i don't
even want a've convinced me that it's not the right time.

so i guess those mind games were all part of his month or two long master plan...
so yesterday we found a breeder a couple of hours away that had three litters of bichons
and they were all cute and cuddly and clean and not from a puppy mill and i got to pick one and
take it home with me!

choosing a name for her was as stressful (i can imagine) as choosing a name for a child...(doubtful, i know)
and because i didn't get any time to plan for this new addition we were driving to the breeder's reading
road signs, thinking of every puppy and human name we could think of.
eventually curtis said, what's the last movie we saw, which was a 1992 woodey allen movie called "husbands and wives"
with mia farrow
and curtis said that's it, what about mia, but i didn't want people to get it confused with "Mie-uh"
so we decided to spell it either Mea or Meah (not sure yet?)

but she's such a good girl. and it's summertime. time for walks and the park and picnics and it really did seem to feel like something was missing when we would take long evening walks together...and we knew it wasn't baby time yet.
so for now Mea/Meah is our baby. our little 1 lb. furry little baby that pees on newspaper already. what baby does that at eight weeks old?


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