Tuesday, January 19, 2010

We always have the worst timing

So when we adopted Baily, we left for vacation a week later. Luckily a friend of ours in AK had been wanting a puppy so she willingly looked after an 8 week old, un-housebroken pup. The only issue that came our of it is that Baily thought she was a yellow lab (our friend had two). When she went to daycare a month later, they told us she only wanted to play with the yellow labs. Crazy Baily.

This time, we brought in Big Carl and then left two days later. We are now up in Alaska doing a late holiday with the family. Our wonderful dogsitter is with our three who are settling in together but it isn't the easiest situation. Carl still has some accidents in the house but luckily everything is tile or hard wood so it isn't the hardest to clean up.

Baily still isn't too sure about whats going on. Mesa has accepted it. Big Carl thinks life is great and that Mesa's jowls are chew toys. We got a smaller bed for Carl that both of the girls keep trying to sleep on but they seem very confused as to why it is so small.


Sam said...

Sounds like it's working out for the best. Everyone will be a happy family soon!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

He looks pretty khomfy there with his harem!


Anonymous said...

Big Carl looks like he's king of the castle!

SGR said...

Woof! Woof! Mmmm everything will be back to normal sooooon. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

RescuedPittieMommy said...

How cute! Poor pibbles think they are teeny tiny wee ones. I don't think they ever understand they're big boys and girls.

kissa-bull said...

just tell him to watch our for the hineys
we donts know where we puts them sometimes
the houston pittie pack

Ginger Jasper said...

Love that last picture. The expression is priceles.. Hugs GJ x

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

How funny! I think dogs definitely do recognize breeds and have favorites. Cabana goes bonkers whenever she sees big fluffy dogs like huskies or samoyeds.

Hope you're having a fun time in AK!!

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

P.S. Cabana would love to play with Baily someday and bring back some of her childhood yellow lab memories!

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Oh boy Big Carl.. at least your piddles are small. Have a great Trip! I think all will be fine.

The OP Pack said...

Big Carl sure looks like he is feeling right at home in that pic. Enjoy your trip - the pups will be very excited to show you how much they miss you when you return - the best part of going away and then coming home:)

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Lorenza said...

Well... yes, it looks like a very small bed for the 3 of them!
I am sure everything is going to be ok!
Kisses and hugs

Benny and Lily said...

Big Carl...behave dude. You probably look like a little liver trea to the friends you live with.
Benny & Lily

Ms. ~K said...

BC has no idea of his size, huh?
Where are you in AK? I'll be heading back up in March for the Iditarod again! Flying out to Rainy Pass checkpoint this year!
Have a nice visit w/ your family!

Deborah said...

OH Well, He looks happy! Maybe we should my crew over to play!!

Teddy Bear said...

Alaska sounds like heaven! Big Carl looks very cozy with his sisters.

Teddy Bear

Hansel said...

hmmm.... we think you should get BIGGER beds so that EVERYONE can fit on them at once! :) Sometimes ben thinks he's a cat :/

IrishBelle318 said...

They were so cute all passed out! And BC was such a "big help" at work :D

Hailey said...

Hi! My and I were over at Bijou's and saw your posting! we enjoyed reading your work. Stop by our place some time!

Baily is sooo adorable!But it is quite obvious that Big Carl is large and in charge!!!! Hope your foot recovers quickly so that you can get back to the puppers! It's great to have our Alex's in life, but let's face it - there's no one like Momto care for us! She always knows best!

hugs & smooches xoxo

ingrid said...

oh ok, good. I thought I was the only one with poor timing. After being dogless for just about a year, and still full of grief over my Indiana, I suddenly felt compelled to go through with an adoption.
But I wasn't fully moved into my new home, so bringing in a young untrained dog into a home with unpacked boxes around and not really knowing where things were just yet myself, has been a bit of a challenge. But it's become OUR challenge. And she's already stopped chewing on box corners after just a few weeks.
But I would have been extremely upset if I had waited until I had my new home all sorted out, and then found out this little one on death row was gone.
Somethings just have to happen I guess, whether they fit into our schedules or not.

and I'm pretty sure these dogs of ours are worth it.
Good luck!