Friday, February 08, 2008

The WHAT IFS in life...

We have been keeping a secret for 9 weeks. We haven't told our friends or even our parents.

We feel so blessed having three wonderful children. But something is missing. My husband and I have sat up many nights talking. Discussing. Wondering.

"What if?"

The "What if?" conversations turn into those of finance and responsibilty. Another mouth to feed. More sleepless nights ahead. What would happen to our plans for traveling the world?

The nights have turned into days and finally we just went ahead and did it. Who wants to live life with regrets? Because... what if? So. We. Did. IT.

And.

One hour later.

Our family was complete.

Meet the newest member of the OHmommy family. Hunter. A 9 week old dauschund.
Who could say NO to this face?

Who could say NO to this face?

Who could say NO to this face?

Who could say NO to this face?

Who could say NO to this face?
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We couldn't. We didn't.
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We drove out to the country and passed by many dilapidated porches adorned with Confederate flags. We flew by an Amish buggy and a yard full of chickens and cats. We waved hello to a toothless farmer chasing his turkeys. We heard Hunter's farm miles away.
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Alone with three children in tow I parked the car and let the kids out into their heaven. Six dauschunds, four chihuahuas, two wild turkeys, a boat load of barn cats, a litter of puppies born nine weeks ago, and another litter born two weeks ago. The lady in charge had a long mane of gray hair and smelled like a barn. My stillettos were digging into the gravel driveway.
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"Welcome, come in." She ushers us into her home. The dogs immediately corner us and start barking.
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"Wow. What a nice place to live. Kiddos, I bet you never want to leave. Right?" I try to make pleasant conversation when infact I might throw up from the smell in the house. Have I mentioned I am not an animal lover? I am not.
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"This place STINKS, Mama. It SMELLS." Jay says out loud, before I can silence him, in front of the Dauschund whisperer. This fieldtrip to the country. This puppy. This pet is all for him. He wanted a brother.

Mrs. Gray took a fleece blanket and started rubbing it all over the dogs so that Hunter could be comforted by the scent of his home. Vomit! As we were driving home, I called Mr. OHmommy. He informed me you can't wash a puppy for some days. Vomit! Should have gotten the cat we had already named John from the county rescue center. He did not smell like vomit. Vomit!
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My children, fortunately, are filled with love for Hunter and are unable to smell. Hunter refused to nap in his new doggie bed and spent the entire day on Jay's lap. Jay blissfully stroked him for hours as he drifed in and out of sleep. Fifi crawled after him yelling "Mama... maaammmaaa..." And Lola, started coming up with names for our third dog, HER DOG. "When I am 5 and a half, like Jay, I will have a dog named Diamond. No it will be Happy. No, no, okay, maybe it will be Freckles."
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However, I think our family is perfectly complete for now. I have no visions of letting my hair go gray admist sixteen dauschunds. That vision does NOT include classy stillettos.

78classy comments:

The Egel Nest said...

omg that dog is cute...lol

You are the recipient of an Egel Nest Blog award for blog eggsellence.

Come by and pick it up!

Congratulations!

Bradley
The Egel Nest

Buttermouth said...

You totally got me.

You would've fooled me even without the "urgent...look at my blog" e-mail.

touche

The MomBabe said...

I thought maybe baby? but puppies are almost as good....almost. He's so cute!

Jenni said...

Oh girl, you're in for it. Personally, I'd take a baby over a puppy any day. Babies aren't mobile for a few months.

But, dang, if he isn't cute.

Kathryn said...

OH. MY. GASH!!!!!
That dog is the cutest!!! I can't even stand it!!! So WORTH the vomit smell. Way worth it.
Congratulations on your new family member!

Amy said...

that puppy is so cute!!!

i have visions of you walking him in you stilletos!!!

have a great night and congrats for being a dog owner x2!!!

Kelly said...

Next time David rolls over in bed and asks me "the question" I am just going to direct him to your blog.
Thanks!

Holly said...

Too cute. You definitely get the parents of the year award. My kids are so deprived. I am not an animal person at all. So far they've bought the excuse that Mommy is allergic to animals...

MrJourneyman said...

Congrats on the new addition! Let's just hope that Hunter fails to appreciate your finer taste in shoes!

;)

His2Dads

Wendi said...

I do so love your blog!!!

You had me at "Classy"!

Another great read.... and a beautiful, complete family!

Maria said...

Wow are you going to be busy now! Your kids looked so sweet with him, though.

Princess Di said...

oh my goodness - that has got to be the cutest dog! :)

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

OH my gosh he is SOOOOO cute!! I totally want one... a good smelling one though! LOL

Janice said...

Oh my hell that is the cutest dog ever. I want one so bad. I have a huge Choco Lab out back but I want a cute little lap dog too.

Kash said...

Too precious for words! So flippin adorable. I can't wait to play with him. I love him!

Bradley's Mom said...

The puppy is ADORABLE!

And congrats on your Egel Nest Award!!

Linda

Lisa said...

I so thought you were breaking the news on bebe quatro. You are a tricky, tricky lady OHmommy!

Cute puppy! I keep telling Goosey she can get a puppy as soon as she gets her own house. Am I a fun hater, or what?!?!

Amy said...

You were scaring me. I thought you were going for the ultimate chaos..4 Children.
Awe, a puppy! My brother has two dachshunds, his in-laws have four of them. They are addicting little dogs to own.

Have fun with your puppy.

LunaNik said...

I better not ever find out where you live because if I do I am STEALING THAT PUPPY!!!!!

Soooooo cute!!

I can't wait until I can buy my girls a dog!

zoeyjane said...

aw. that's one CUTE furball (but i still would have gone for a kitty, easier for fifi to say)!

lattemommy said...

Wow, I couldn't have resisted any of those faces either.

Congratulations!

By the way, I tagged you for a meme. Totally no pressure, though. It's a fun one, so I thought you might enjoy doing it. I won't be offended if you choose to opt out.

K&M.HappilyEverAfter said...

What a cute puppy! It's hard when they are new and so unsure of their surroundings. Your kids are so lucky! My parents keep our dog because of our job that takes us away every week. Enjoy these moments! Don't worry, the smell will pass. But I know what smell you are referring to. Yuck.

Huckdoll said...

You are such a good mama! Happy kids, happy puppy. It's all so sweet. Thanks for sharing the pics and story!

david mcmahon said...

Yep, your family is REALLY complete now.

Happy Days said...

you got me! he is really cute! great pictures!

Stella said...

That dog is adorable.
You totally had me...I definitely thought I was going to be seeing some ultrasound pictures! ;) Dog is adorable and a perfect addition!

Jolyn said...

Oooh, you are brave, and one cool mama, and I WANT YOUR ENERGY.
(Btw, you never had me fooled, and I don't even know you!)

Chickadee said...

Cracking up! Congrats on Hunter. You're such a great mommy, not being an animal person yet sucking it up for your kiddos. That's awesome.

Lisa said...

PS - I just gave you an award. It's so class, baby!

Stella said...

gave you an award....stop by when you can!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

What a cute puppy! We are suckers for dogs, too. My husband took our girls to the humane shelter last Sunday to "visit" the doggies and take them some treats and I told him not to bring another dog home! (We have two already.)

Love your blog...I popped over from Lisa's (Life With Our Little Ladies.)

Stephanie said...

Cute dog! My sister in law recently got a puggle and my hubby went mad over it. NO.DOGS! My only rule for dogs is either I don't have them or it stays in the backyard where I don't have to see it, smell it, hear it, feed it, or have midnight wakings for it to pee. A dog would totally be hubby's responsibility! I'd prefer a cat any day but since I have kids now, I don't want the extra mouth to feed or the extra responsibility. You're brave!!! And I just realized that sounded really selfish.... :o)

Crystal said...

Oh sweet baby. I want to cuddle that little guy up to my cheek and give him little kisses. Right after he is allowed that first bath that is. :)

Don Mills Diva said...

Oh you really had me going there at first...I am so jealous of your new addition - ADORABLE!

GoMommy said...

That puppy is so cute! The kids look so happy! Having a new puppy is so much like having a new baby! Enjoy the pup!

Kimmylyn said...

I was punked. LOL

Congrats on the new puppy!!!!

girlymom said...

And I thought maybe there were little baby pitter patters in your future! Ha. What a cute puppy. You are much better than I am. My children Really really want a puppy, but I don't want the responsibility of one quite yet. I like my freedom to leave the cat. I think if they gave me the faces your children did, then it would be very hard to say no. Have fun!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

I am in love! I am the owner of 2 wieners myself - don't blame you for falling in love with that face. Anyone that could resist a dixie puppy is NOT someone I'd want to meet!

Hallie

Around The Funny Farm said...

Ewww! How disgusting. We were never allowed animals in the house growing up. My mama wouldn't allow it. There are few excuses for not being CLEAN!

They make fresheners for dogs.. try that.. but I think I'd just give the puppy a mild-tearless shampoo ANYWAYS!

ADORABLE PUPPY!

Around The Funny Farm said...

Oh.. and disgusting about the smell.. not the animals in the house.. I have two -lol- a dog and a cat...

along with 3 children... just shoot me! (laughing!)
:-) Beth

krissy said...

How sweet! I'm sorry he smells like vomit though! Ack!

Go to Taget, in the pet area, there is a citrus spray that you can spray on pets when they stink and you can't give them a bath. It's like $3 and it smells good. It is not harmful at all, so it should be fine for the pukey puppy!!!

Ashlee said...

Ah...the joys of parenthood. Doggy parenthood that is...I gave in this last year to and now we are the proud owner of a a 5 month old Golden Retriever. He is ginormous. And he stinks. And he's hyper. I don't like him.

But the kids do. :0)

FUN-ky Mama said...

Dachshunds are the best dogs EVER! Congrats on the new addition to the family.

suchsimplepleasures said...

i adore you but...i think you're nuts...NUTS for getting a dog! but, then again...you read my post...you know how i feel about dogs! but, then again...your dog isn't going to grow to be 90 pounds and able to stick its head in a toilet. and...it's so so so stinking cute...you're right, how can you say no to that face!!
just like babies...they are so cute when they are small...then, they grow up...
i heart you! i love how decriptive you are in your writing!
xoxo

Amy said...

Oh he is a cutie!! Hats off to you girl! My girls are constantly begging for a new dog EVERYDAY, but I can't do that to myself. I know my limitations!

WordyGirl said...

That puppy is adorable! Chris and I have been wanting a dog for a couple years, but now we are waiting till our baby-to-be is old enough to enjoy it, like your kids. Still, PUPPY ENVY! Your kids look so happy!

ALF said...

oh dear God. So cute. I think I just died.

Karen MEG said...

Awww, he is such a cute doggie!!! No wonder you couldn't resist ... and he is one lucky dog, by the way, to join your loving family.

The kids are bugging us big time for a puppy...I'm also not an animal lover much, but hubs grew up with dogs. I have a feeling I'll be feeling more pressure soon.

I'm a snake too, BTW, which confirms that I'm a WHOLE lotta years older than you are LOL!!

Dziadek said...

Hunter- Mysliwy

Smoochiefrog said...

A-dor-a-ble!!!! He is precious! I'm ready for a puppy again.

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Hi!

I'm new to your blog by way of Amy. Just thought I'd stop and say hello! Contrats on the new addition to the family! I don't know who's more adorable, your children or the puppy! Their expressions really say it all, don't they? (and I love the fact that you wore stillettos to a farm!) Hope you got the mud off!

Lizzy

Melissa said...

I couldn't say no to that face either...welcome to the fun of raising a baby animal!!

Kristen said...

Love it! Such creative writing!!

Congratulations on completing your family! He is too cute, even if he does smell. :-)

Kellan said...

That is a precious little puppy!! I couldn't resist any of those faces - NOPE!! What a sweet post - have fun with the new pup! See you soon. Kellan

dziadek said...

Jak to jest -wszystkie moje dzieci lubia psy oprocz najstarszej
One nie maja zadnego a "linka" ma az dwa.

Mr Lady said...

That is a fine looking fam you have there. Classy, to say the least. ;)

Ali said...

gah! he's so cute!

LaskiGal said...

I was holding my breath . . . and then POW! What a great lookin' family! Congrats on your new arrival.

He looks worth the smell and the a banged up stilletos . . .

Cecily R said...

The dog is adorable. REally. But the kids...they are twice as cute...more actually.

They all look so blissfully happy with your new arrival. The pictures, as always, are fabulous.

cablegirl said...

No way anyone could say no to any of those faces. lol

Sexy Housewife said...

Too cute! I love dogs...when they belong to other people! ;-)

bmg said...

So, so adorable!!
Congratulations!!
We can't imagine life without our pup. The first year was tough, but the rest, fantastic! There's just nothing like it.

-- blog hoppin'

Steph said...

I so thought you were pregnant! What a cute dog! I bet the kids are over the moon.

Mommy Bits said...

I am totally NOT a dog person but that little fella is ADORABLE!!

Congrats. He looks very loved.

secret agent mama said...

Awww, congrats on the new addition. Too cute!!

Susie said...

You totally got me! Love it! what a cute puppy dog!

Karen said...

A-dor-able! And you CAN wash a dog upon getting him home. I recommend all my new puppy owners to do that very thing.

Jessica said...

Did I inspire you???? Seriously? We are both now officially insane... Puppies? I will post later on our first "obedience" class that we had today. I highly recommend you go there!

Jessica said...

PS..... The dog is SUPER CUTE Even if you are gong to step in its puddle of pee eventually!

Jessica said...

Not to rub it in, but.... BELLE GETS A BATH TOMORROW! Yes, waiting a week killed me! You will survive the smell, I swear.

Grandy said...

Awwwww...what an awesome thing!!! Your family truly is complete now. Congratulations!!

shooting star said...

cute puppy!!!

Victoria said...

Soooo cute. And funny. You got me too.

Best of luck with the training!

Robert said...

I actually held my breath thinking:
"this lady is about to have another baby?!"

And I was fearful, but then I realized the fear was for myself should I have another baby.

All relief when I saw you adopted a dog! What a cutie!!

carrie said...

Congratulations on the adorable puppy!

I love the name Freckles!

carrie said...

Hunter is a pretty good name too! :)

amanda said...

That is the cutest dog that I have EVER seen!

the dragonfly said...

He is truly adorable!!!

And your kids are awfully cute too. :)

 

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