She is a very sweet dog, and a very good looking dog. She's got the nicest coat--a perfect black lab coat, except for that pesky Rhodesian ridge! She has a sweet face and is very puppyish without being psychotic. She didn't jump on us at all, didn't even seem to have an interest in doing that. She was just playful and nice. And she smelled like puppy pee, but that's a fixable problem. She shares a cage with two other dogs so she should be used to animals. The only dog she'll have to get along with is Baxter and he's pretty easy going so I'm sure it'll be fine. I'm not too worried about Theodore... he's hardly considered "small prey"... in fact, he might be just as big as the puppy. And besides that, he can fend for himself. He's a pretty ferocious cat. In fact, here's a picture to prove it:
Those five spots on my thigh (which is not really so white as in the picture) were caused by my one and only lovey boy in a sneak attack on my leg. I think he was hungry. Anyway. He's surely no match for a puppy. That damage was caused through blue jeans!
So anyway, we might have a dog tomorrow and the thought of that excites me. And this will be a durable dog. We can take him to Mammoth Cave with us and not have to be so careful with him as we were with Baxter. This is a better first dog for us than a Newfie would be because Newfies are relatively lazy and need to be kept cool. They aren't the dog for summer trips to Mammoth Cave. But Ridgebacks are good in all kinds of weather and have great endurance. Definitely the first dog for us. And I've been checking the weather around here lately... it seems after this weekend that we might be in steady 50's which would be fabulous. I don't mind taking Anja out in that. And if I walk Karenin around the library block and it starts to rain, it's never very far to shelter. I just run back to the front of the library and under the walkway and wait it out. Not a problem!
The other thing I did today was finally purchase that highchair from the antique store!! The lady even took it down to $35 for me. And whenever Martino and I were at Target last, we looked at the highchairs there--they are SO expensive!!!!! They ranged from $70-$120!!! Holy smokes! I'm happy to have the one I got today. It's really cute and nice, and it looks nice in the dining room by the windows.
Now I'm at my parents' house for dinner while Martin keeps plugging away at work (making up for our fun night yesterday) and I'll go down to pick him up around 8:30 or so tonight. It's been an exciting day!