We got a puppy.  I’m at a loss for words, just as you are.  Never in a million gazillion years did I EVER think that Melissa Bain Spurlock would ever have to own a real live pet, let alone a dog.  The things we do for our jobs… (or more accurately, for our SPOUSE’S job).  It still doesn’t feel real, I don’t totally believe it.  However there are several little BIG reminders that shock me back to reality, such as: the DOG IN OUR KITCHEN, the barricade we’ve made between the kitchen and the carpeted living room that I am constantly tripping over, the fact that I can’t eat in the kitchen anymore because just KNOWING an animal is there makes me a little sick to my stomach, the frantic banging of a Gatorade bottle being chased around the kitchen floor all day, and the smell of dog food in the garage.

But I guess she’s not ALL bad…  Jake’s really good with doing ALL the work in taking care of her, so I don’t really do anything (that’s our agreement and the ONLY way it can work).  And he’s really cute with her – I think he’ll be a great dad once we have kids.  And just look at that cute little face!  Plus, she’s pretty well behaved, as far as puppies go.  So I’m no “dog lover” by any means, but I’m also not dead yet.  That’s what I call PROGRESS.

Millie’s stats:  Australian shepard.  Born May 6, 2008.  About 9 lbs.  If she gets too big, I’m giving her away.

10 responses »

  1. Dear Spurlock Family!!!

    She is so cute!@!@!@ You are so lucky to have your first addition to the family!!!

    Congratulations to you both and to G&G Bain they now have 4 grandbabies!@!@!@

    I hope you will fall in love with Millie and you won’t worry about her growing up. Good thing we didn’t worry about you getting grown up!!!

    Love to you three,
    Sister Petersen :>)

  2. uh – PG was born 1 lb 3oz more than your current puppy weighs. How’s that for mind blowing…..

    PS. Millie=cute.

  3. Oh I lover her tons! Before you know it that barricade will be down and she’ll be sleeping in your bed. (note: I do not recommend that dogs sleep in beds. I hardly recommend that two people sleep in the same bed on account of the discomfort.)

  4. Hey Missa! I think Millie is adorable. I’m glad Jake does all the work though – that’s nice. Mallory LOVES dogs, but I’m not ready for a pet yet. (Maybe another baby would be better) I love reading your blog. I totally miss you. I wish it would have worked out to see you and your whole fam when you were here around 4th of July.

  5. I think that you are all talk. I bet that you will be so attached to her after the day comes when you realize that she is too big, you could never give her away. She is too darn cute!

  6. You are too funny! I am NOT a dog-lover either, but they grow on you (kind of). As far as your previous post, I have come to the conclusion that no matter what I do or how much time I do or don’t have, there will ALWAYS be dishes or laundry to be done – it NEVER goes away! I just find anything I can do to get out of doing it now. 🙂 PS – I am not blog-stalking, I just ran across your blog on Stacy’s 🙂 Hope you don’t mind!

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