Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Please don't judge me but we got another dog.

Yep. Dennis called me on the way home from work one day and announced that he was driving home with our new dog in his lap. Awesome. Of course I was a little nervous/mad/confused. I was mad because as most people know we got rid of our Husky puppy two weeks after we bought him. But, Dennis convinced me this dog, which is much older and much more obedient ,will be better suited for us.

Well, he was right. Stella is her name and I'm obsessed. She is the best dog ever. SERIOUSLY. I know everyone says their dog is the best but she really is. It's her goal in life to predict what Dennis and I want her to do. She's all about pleasing us. Our little servant if you will.

The best part about Stella is she loves to go mountain biking with us. She doesn't require a leash and stays right on our heels (I should say tires) the entire ride. She is super agile, athletic and fast. She's a mini Australian Shepherd and couldn't be more adorable.

Ok, so I know I said she was perfect but there are a list of things she needs to improve on:

1- She is TERRIFIED of other dogs. Dennis took her to the park the other day and to his surprise found Stella had ran all the way home (a couple blocks) because a Lab started chasing her.

2- She is very skittish around children. Dennis and I are starting to think that she may have been pushed/bullied/abused by dogs and kids from her previous owners.

3- She may need doggy Valium. She has an extreme case of separation anxiety. When Dennis and I arrive home after a day of working we find a path she has created in our backyard. I'm not exaggerating in telling you that she runs circles in our backyard all. day. long. She is pooped when we get home. (That might be a good thing.)

4- She pooped in our new car. Yep. Dennis was really happy about that.

5-She wakes up at 5:30 am EVERY MORNING. How do we break our dog of this horrible habit??? I feel like I have a baby.

Hopefully you can all meet Stella. She's a keeper. I promise.


Raising Helm said...

That is hilarious! No judging here...glad to know you have a new obsession and I am sure Stella is happy about it. Good luck with the old up! Maybe she will ease into a calmer routine after a bit. 5:30? Goodness, it is like having a baby. sorry about the poop in the car, Gross!

Nate, Jenny and Amelia said...

We have an aussie too! Only she is a big one. The only drawbacks are they have so much energy and are so smart that they sometimes get bored. Very good dogs though. Congrats on the addition!

Ashley and Ezra said...

Okay Im actually glad you guys have a dog you love, and you feel like he is a child... maybe this is just the thing to get you guys ready to join the baby club!!!

Krista said...

hey, i got those pillows at target. if you're interested.. they're dwellstudio for target. LOVE them so much. a few of my other friends here have them too. they're my best find this year so far.
did you say you had pics from carlee's wedding? if so, can't wait to have a peek inside her big day

chelsea b james said...

please. ive gotten rid of two dogs in the last three years, i got you beat girl. nothing is worse than keeping a dog that makes like miserable. our last beast was like satans helper, im not kidding. if we decide to give it another go, maybe we will get your breed.

Season said...

She sounds a lot like my girls: scared of dogs and kids, separation anxiety, and they poop in my car too!