The couch cushion covers are in the washing machine right now

On Wednesday, we brought home a puppy from the local animal shelter! He is half papillion and half toy fox terrier and his name is Barney. We actually had a difficult time naming him. We settled on Barney (actually short for Barnabas) because he reminds us of the Barnabas in the Bible who followed Paul around on all of his mission trips. Barney-the-puppy likes to follow us around wherever we go :). Also, Barnabas was an evangelist; and our little Barney is already making friends for us. Do you know how many strangers want to come up and talk to you when you are holding a darling puppy? Lots, as it turns out!

Anyways, you may be wondering how our three lovely cats have reacted to their new brother. I made sure to film their very first meeting (it's by no means thrilling, but I know some family members have asked!):



As of now, Mrs. Hufflepuff is the most tolerant of Barney, Mowgli is the most hissy and upset, and Gizmo.... Gizmo acts like she just wants to sniff him and get to know him but then she'll surprise us by biting down on his head or his tail very deliberately to see how he tastes. Naughty!

Right now Barney is not acting like himself. He's got "kennel cough" and he's feeling quite lethargic. Also, he's coughing, flinging snot everywhere, and puking. The good news is that the vet based at the animal shelter didn't charge us for all the medicine she gave us when I took him in yesterday. The bad news is that we're kind of sick of cleaning up his pee and his vomit!!

More pics when he's feeling better!

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Anonymous said...

I wonder if the dog will become a cat after hanging with his 3 feline sisters? Or will they just torture him cat style...

Anonymous said...

Love the video and a glimps into your world...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for filming this historic moment! Sorry the little guy is feeling yukky and hope it goes away soon.....and that the cats OR you don't get whatever it is! Mom

Anonymous said...

Barnabas was also Father Tim's dog in the Mitford book series, one of our all time favorites. Maybe you too can train your Barnie to sit when you shout out any random scripture verse. Hope he gets feeling better soon!
Brenda

Anonymous said...

Maybe you can get Barney to poop on command like my Max the dog. I had to clarify that my dog is named Max. Or maybe Barney will eat the cat food like Max (the dog) :)

~JO

Rebekah said...

Wow. Your cats are fat. :)

hannah said...

What a cute dog!!!! he looks so happy and excited. hope he feels better!

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