Saturday, June 21, 2008

Our Darling Diva Has Joined Us

Diva has arrived and is settling in nicely. I'm worn out (suffice it to say I'd forgotten how much ENERGY puppies have!) She's wonderful, though, and she and Ruby are getting along famously. Below are some photos from today's festivities.

Passed out in the back seat on the drive home. (She makes tiny little grunting noises in her sleep.... if she were a boy dog, I would simply have to re-name her Wilbur, in honor of "Charlotte's Web". ) :-)

The initial "meet and greet" (may I please sniff your butt) with Ruby, our Alpha Dog. It went very well. Ruby was very sweet to her and Diva was appropriately submissive. By the end of the day they were playing and running around together. I predict a very special friendship.

S. and 2 of her 4 BFF's who descended on the house within MERE MINUTES of our arrival. The girls were all atwitter over the new puppy. J is excited but true to his laid-back nature, chose to play it "cool"... esp with a housefull of cute girls.

Resplendent Ruby, realizing that she is no longer the only dog, BUT she also has a companion and playmate now. A good development.

Backyard Action Photo #1

Backyard Action Photo #2

Time for an evening dip in the kiddie pool.

Is this water the appropriate temperature for canine consumption?

I think I'll just sit on this comfy lap right here and take a nap... it's been a tiring day..


suz said...

awww. I could just eat her. She is so cute. And SO loved.
Ruby will be surprised in the morning when her new friend is STILL there. :)
The kids are cute too. Looks like a great day and a great new chapter in your family life.
get ready to clean up some pee. :)

Chelle said...

Yay Diva! Welcome home!!!!

as the French kids always say--with little French accents:

socute socute socute socute (they say it as one word)

Kellan said...

Oh, what a cutie!! There is nothing like having a new puppy in the house - have fun - she's beautiful! Kellan

Gustav said...

Dear Happy Wife Happy Life

Diva is so beautiful. We have a 2 year old Chocolate Lab named Coco that looked just like Diva when she was a puppy.


HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Suz, Ah yes.... lots of little puddles awaited me this morning. But that's OK. Part of the bargain. :-)

Chelle - "Merci!"

Kellan - thanks - the kids are having a blast - so are the grownups.

Gustav - I remember hearing you allude to your Chocolate Lab Coco in your blog before. I plan to put up lots of photos of Diva on my blog, so you and Maya please come visit regularly - you'll be able to remember Coco's "puppyhood" vicariously through Diva :-)

Gotta run - time to go clean up more pee!

karengberger said...

She is adorable! What a beautiful coat and sweet face. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, loving on her and getting lots of puppy-love in return. Blessings to you.

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN said...

Awwwwwwww!!! She's sooo precious! Yes, I could totally just eat her. Just to see if she tastes as she sweet as she looks!

Welcome to your forever home Diva!!! Ruby is going to a wonderful big sis/best pal to have. Lots of squishy hugs coming your way from San Diego!

P.S. Besides pee, hope you don't have poop to pick up!

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

KBL and Karen - thank you! We've had even MORE visitors today... several of my "grown up" friends from the neighborhood have popped by to see her, more of J and S's friends have come by, and now my mother called and said she is driving over to see her!

Seems everybody loves a cute puppy. :-)

KingdomWriter said...

That is one cute pooch! You didn't mention what breed she is, or perhaps I just missed it? I bet she'll be loved to bits. Enjoy!

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Hi Susy - nice to see you again! Diva is short for "Lady Godiva" and she is a Chocolate Lab. :-)

Laurie Keller said...

What a darling luv pup! Backyard action shot number 1 cracks me up. You make me want a puppy, girlfriend!

Smileygirl said...

Diva pup is so cute. Looks like she feels right at home.