Sunday, April 25, 2010

meet moses.

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it's no secret that i have been wanting a puppy or a baby elephant for some time now. i will tell you though, that i didn't wake up this morning expecting to buy a puppy. i guess it's also not a secret that i am somewhat impulsive. i like to call it spontaneously awesome, but whatever. today we got a dog.

i was planning to sleep in like any other saturday morning, when i was awoken at 10:30 by a text message from my friend lee saying that she was by the walmart in springville and she saw some lab puppies for sale. i wrote her back and said, "really? how much? what color?" she didn't know much, so i for some odd reason, got right out of bed, hopped in the car in my pajamas, and drove to springville. and twenty minutes later i had a puppy. oops. sean wasn't with me. another oops..

his name is moses lee ashby. also known as mo, mosey, mose, and mosbey. he is a stud. he is a golden lab or yellow lab. whatever you wanna call it. purebred. 7 weeks old. came from a litter with 4 girls and 2 boys. him and his brother were the only ones left. i felt horrible splitting them up, but i had to do it. i felt strongly that we needed this puppy in our little family. he has beautiful green eyes and soft golden fur. he is for sure the cutest thing i have ever seen.

needless to say we both fell in love with him instantly. he is a very laid back, sweet, affectionate dog. he loves to be held like a baby. he loves being touched. he doesn't like to be alone, so it should be interesting. everyone tells us we are crazy. i keep telling them that they should already know that. we look forward to this new, fun, difficult, tiring, rewarding, adventure. bring it on moses. bring it on.

welcome to the family little bud. we love you so much already. if anything, people should be worried for you. not us.... we know it won't be easy. we know you will poop, and pee, and cry, and yelp. we know you will keep us up at nights for a little while. we may be crazy. but we are not stupid. we know the positive will out weigh the negative. we look forward to many fantastic years with you.

56 comments:

Jes said...

Oh my! He is so absolutely adorable! I'm surprised you didn't end up with two puppies!

You will love being a dog mommy. Y'all will have a fantastic time!

Lee S. said...

I can't believe how in love with this puppy I am after only a few moments. Ridiculous.

Michelle said...

yay! he is ADORABLE! Those pictures just made me melt! I don't think you are crazy, I admire how you can jump into things! Thanks to my dad I always research things to death.

loving the name too btw. Can't wait to see more posts and stories about him!

Michelle Elisabeth said...

oh my goodness- you`ve brought such joy into my day! He`s so adorable in every possible way. (And I adore the shot of him in your bike basket)

A warm congratulations!

Julia said...

he is adorable! puppies are just the cutest... there's no getting over it!

kelly ann said...

YAY! welcome little moses. :) he's stinkin' precious! and looks oh-so-cuddly.

Alicia said...

He is SO cute!!!! Aw!! Congrats on your new furbaby!!

t. said...

best of luck with your new furbaby! he is ridiculously cute.

Bree said...

omg!! while I wanted to cry almost everyday when my dog was a pup and trying to housetrain her, you're absolutely right-the positives out weigh the negatives. she's a little angel now and it's sick how much I love her ha :) dogs really are your best friend.

lydia. said...

oh my gooodness!
he is so cute!
i love little moses.
:)

jackiek said...

aw he is adorableee!
congrats :) you're gonna love every minute with him!

The Boob Nazi said...

I'M IN WUUUUUUUUUUUVVVVVVVVVV

Karli said...

Oh my gawd I think I'm in love. moses is the cutest dog I've seen in a long time! i'm instantly jealous and am sure you guys will have a fun time with him x

Karli said...

Oh my gawd I think I'm in love. moses is the cutest dog I've seen in a long time! i'm instantly jealous and am sure you guys will have a fun time with him x

Meg said...

so, so precious!! and i love his name! congrats -- you're going to love him more than you thought possible :)

leigh ashley said...

SO CUTE!!! congrats!! and i love his name... moses. that's a GREAT name!! have fun!!

Michele said...

OK from one yellow lab owner to another here are some words of advice! Right now I know he seams like the cutest, sweetest LITTLE thing on earth. Well with in 2 very short months he will grow to monstrous proportions and chew and/or dig his way through everything. He will pretty much be like this for about 2 years. BUT, then he will turn into the most,amazing obedient dog ever! So hang in there for the long haul you will be grateful you did. It is smart of you to get him before you have kids so you can get the puppy stage out of the way. Enjoy your new puppy. There is nothing cuter than a yellow lab puppy. That is why they always use them on TV commercials, you will notice that now. Congrats- I can't wait to hear about all the antics of Moses.

Tara Bishop said...

Amen. Everyone told us we were crazy for buying another puppy. And it is completely AWESOME! Have fun with cute Moses!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

OH MY GOSH! I seriously squealed when I saw his pictures!

We bought our pup on an impulse too. We were supposed to be going to the movies and we were early so we decided to check out these puppies and... ended up ditching the movies and getting Monte instead.

In fact, today is the one year anniversary of getting him! Time flies!

I'm Stacey... said...

AHHHH! Cutest puppy ever! I'm so excited for you guys - you're going to have a blast!

Michael & Mindy said...

Seriously? I didn't believe it. Like the last time you said you bought a puppy...but he is cute. The last paragraph sounded like you were talking to your child. haha. I think it's fun that you got a puppy, BUT, I hope you don't turn into one of those crazies that only talk and blog and think about their dog like it's their baby. Not that it's not your pet, but like it's a child. Ya know? I don't htink you are the crazy type to do it, so I'm not worried. But he is a cute little dog. Glad you finally got your puppy :)

carlotta said...

oh. my. stinkin. gosh. he is so cute!!! we recently (december) got a black lab border collie mix, but he was already three months when we got him, so we missed the really little puppy stage. they're so fun, though! he looks like a little stuffed animal ;)
have fun!

Emma Jade said...

ohmygosh!! He is the sweetest thing I've ever seen :D
You lucky thing! Keep us updated!
xxx

Ams said...

OH MY GOODNESS HE IS THE CUTEST THING ON THE PLANET!!!
I saw that you had a put a picture on Twitter but I didn't know if this was one of those jokes again!! lol...
You're right... it will be tough at first - but seriously, a month after having Wilson - things are SO much easier. He is a lot better... and I love love love having my puppy around!!!

I love little Moses... can't wait to see more of him on here!

knz said...

Yay Chloe! You won't regret it!

Kristen said...

How precious!! Have so much fun with him (cute name BTW)!

PS You have more self control than me, I probably would have left with Moses AND his brother :-)

stephanieesstar said...

oh my goodness gracious! He is absolutely adorable! Having a puppy is soooo fun and lovely! They grow to love you so much and can become such a great source of joy! Congrats on such a sweet little guy!

Chloë said...

so freakin' cute. i may steal him.

seriously.

congrats on being a new puppy mom! :)

olivia rae said...

oh my goooosh!! i am SO thrilled for you guys!!!! he is gorgeous! and i love your outlook on the whole situation - you are exactly right! can't wait to see more of this little cutie! xoxo

Michael & Mindy said...

So I showed Michael how cute your puppy is, and he said, "He is gonna destroooooy their house." haha. He loves dogs. I was like, "Babe. What if I just came home with a dog?" And he was like, "That would be sweet." Ha. unluckily for him, I don't want a dog. Lucky for me we can't have one in our apartment. But anyway. We both think your dog is cute. i think he looks like Marley from Marley and Me. I hope he's not that destructive! PS, does your cousin own the duplex you live in? Or something? Didn't you tell me that? Anyway. I'm rambling. I keep looking at your friend Lee's blog when you link to it because you always talk about her, but she never updates and when she does there aren't stories or pictures. How am I supposed to get to know her?? I was thinking today about how I used to leave like 90 comments on every one of your posts and i'm thinking i may or may not start doing that again. just a thought..PS, I was looking at that post from the other day when you made those rice krispies and I'm amazed that you have such a perfect recipe. I never make them because I always forget to buy the rice krispies. and the mallows. maybe i could make them with marhmallow cream?? it is currently 4/$1 adn Macey's and I'm thinking of stocking up because i eat it right out of the jar and it's delicious.

Sam said...

he is the cutest little thing ever. i want one sooo bad! super jealous. you should put a new picture of him up on each blog post. just sayin'.

kaysi fox said...

oh my heck, moses is the cutest dog EVER!!!!! labs are my FAVORITE dog!! i am always telling my husband we need to get one that will stay little forever! haha. they are for sure the cutest puppies in the world!! CONGRATS on the new addition!! ;)

Nicole Marie said...

oh my gosh oh my gosh cutest thing i've ever seen!!!!

good luck with all the puppy training. puppies are adorable but they sure are a lot of work! but enjoy it and just remember to give him lots and lots of exercise! it'll make your life a lot easier if he's pooped out :)

♥ Katinka said...

OMG !!! He is soooo adorable :)

Rhianne said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, I am so excited for you!!!!! I want a puppy so bad but its just no possible. I'm going to live vicariosly through you haha!!

Michael & Mindy said...

PS, me and my sister, Kim, always talk about your blog. So the other day my other sister, Candice, said that she finally read your blog and thought it was funny and whatever. Anyway, she could not freaking get over the picture of you and SEany at the top on the left. The vintage one Maddie took. She was going on and on about it. I explained the deal and that it wasn't just what you guys wear every day, and she was like, ohhh. But she loved it. Also, Michael was scrolling through your bloga nd found the post with all those pics and was questioning Sean's choice of clothes. He just thought that's what Sean wore I guess? I ahd to explain. I think he was relieved. I think he has pretty high expectations that Sean is a cool guy, so he was worried abou the outfit I guess? haha. He saw the video and was worried abut why he was in the hospital. I told him about hte colonoscopy and he was quite sympathetic. haha. I think they could be great friends. And I say this barely even knowing Sean. And by barely I mean not at all since I've never met him. But I know he plays Xbox, so I"m sure they'd get along. Remember when Michael was all, "Yeah we can play Xbox and you can Chloe can blog or something." haha. Anyway. This is only my 3rd comment on this post. I think. So maybe I should leave a few more. haha. Kidding. Kind of...

Michael & Mindy said...

PS, I just read the comments I left and I say "haha" like every second. As if I'm really even funny? What the..and I just almost typed it again. I think it made my comments sound flighty or ditzy or something. And ps, is ditzy spelled with a Z or an S? I never know.

Amy said...

Oh he is adorable! I'm excited for you guys!And of course he will bring more positive than negative!! If anyone said/says otherwise they are dumb! :)

my name is lauren. said...

i'm seriously so excited for you guys with your little guy. he's so stinking adorable. you guys should totally start crate training him ASAP though...you won't regret it. it's pretty much incredible and makes sleepless nights much fewer and far between :).

tell moses that marley says hi back :).

Britt- said...

My only question is......When can I come play with him???????

Randi Lee said...

Congrat's! He's so cute!

Becca said...

You definitely needed a dog. He is so adorable, and I can't wait to hear all kinds of stories about your new baby!
And ha ha ha- I love the story, too.
You are too funny :)

Emily said...

Oh my Gosh. No you didn't! HE IS SOOO CUTE! Oh my gosh, please tell me if he's ever going to come visit the office/ park next door & we'll come. Natalie will freak out. She loves puppies. He is adorable. Congratulations Chloe!

samnhal said...

eee! You got a puppy!! I have been wanting a puppy since we had to put our family dog, but we are never home and that would be mean to a puppy. I'm so excited for you, he is adorable! I want to snuggle and play with him since there is no puppy at my dad's anymore and my husband's family dog is literally 16, so she isn't much fun to play with. Can I play with your puppy? I want to eat him up!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

He is ADORABLE!!!! I'm guessing Sean was pretty excited?!?!

Jenni said...

I AM IN LOVEEEE!!!!! Oh hes soooo cute I just love him to pieces!!! He's darling and adorable, and the photo in the basket...I die!!! Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! You and Sean are having beautiful puppies together!

☂niki said...

congrats! he is adorable.

if i could offer my advice, crate train him. it's the best thing we did with our dog. especially if the two of you will be away during the day.

also, if you want some really great training tips, look up Leerburg. he's a well known dog trainer that has a bunch of dvds. he's hardcore but offers great advice.

*juli* said...

love love love him!!! Olive and I can't wait to meet him when we go on our walk tomorrow! (or I guess I should say today, since it's after midnight! Puppy playdates are the best!!! Welcome, little Mo! You've got a great set of parents to love and take care of you!!!

the Lovelist said...

congratulations!!! i love him! getting our pup (who is 3 now) was one of the best decisions we've ever made, so you're not crazy :)if you ever need puppy advice feel free to ask me!

Masters Of Disasters said...

How cute! We will have to have him play with Cash when we come in the summer. Ireland was so excited when I told her you named your dog Moses!!

Iva said...

OMG OMG!! I LOVE HIM!!!! I want him lol. I had a black lab for 18 years!! you will love it!! They are the sweetest ever! :)

Sandi said...

from another lab owner...netuer him....extreamly important for male dogs. Labs stay in the puppy stage longer than any other dog and males even longer. This horrible but importnatn procedure will help in growing him up mentally a little faster!

Alexa Mae said...

he is the cutest thing i have ever seen!!! love him. how fun is it going to be having him?

xoxo

heather said...

djfkl;ae babyy!! what an adorable little bundle of love. congrats mom & dad! ;)

ps. love the name!

Diana said...

you will be amazing puppy parents! i can't wait to see him grow (with you as well!)

missy. said...

you will LOVE being a puppy mom. we will have to get together and do a play date or something.

and get ready to be so annoyed you can't even believe you could be that annoyed. i seriously almost kicked my dog last night. i swear he was doing things on PURPOSE to annoy me.. haha but they sure are amazing. best decision i ever made was getting him!

so happy for you lady :]