Thursday, February 26, 2009

Welcome home Nicki

The long awaited promises and threats have come to fruition. It is now official we have a dog. Not just any 'ol dog she is a one year old Shepard/Collie mix. Her name is Nidki, well that is the name the Golden Valley Humane Society gave her. We, on the other hand, have been trying to teach her her name. Not an easy task when Kay & Billy cant even remember it themselves. Kay asks 12 times a day "what's our dogs name again?" Billy says "what's that name of that dog again?". You would think that after a week they would remember but ...Jimmy on the other hand already has nicknames for her. Nick, Nickelodeon, etc.

The kids, especialy Billy think she is awesome.
Our friends are accusing us of having brought her home from India with as she looks suspiously like an Indian street (or dray) dog. A healthy non-anorexic dray dog but a dray dog none the less.

Nicki is the thing in the "one of these things is not like the others, one of these things just doesn't belong" song. She is way mellow. We are not sure if in the case of a fire she would move. She is not a loudamerican as such. Just the other day after being here for a few days (5) Kay said " hey Daddy did you hear that? I did not know our dog barked, thats awesome".

She is very cuddly and lets the kids pet her and climb all over her, pull her ears and tail and does not seem to mind a bit. She sleeps in her kennel goes to the door when she needs to go out and is quite the find. She loves to be petted, BIlly races his car all over her, Kay "brushes" her and they both read her books. She's going to be a very well educated dog. She goes on walks like a dream and trys to "herd" the kids if they go too far out into the yard. Her 2 doggie playdates have been smashing successes with her winning the everlasting friendship of Lucy and Luther.

After a gorgeous week of a honeymoon for all of us, last night she busted out of her kennel and proceeded to tear apart her doggy bed...she ate the insides and spent all night hacking up a lung.

Come to think of it, I think I just heard the other shoe drop.....