We picked up our new dog this afternoon. He was born December 8, 2007. He is a mix of a pug and a King Charles Cavalier- a pugalier. Since he has joined the Anderson family, he has peed on the floor, had a mild nervous breakdown after being separated from his brothers, and received lots of new toys. He also made a new friend, Bella. Bella was our inspiration for pug-mix. She is a puggle owned by our friend Dianne in the the MD/PhD program. They had some fun playing together.
We simply love him even though he has been fairly depressed since moving. Here are some pictures of our first day with him. He is a joy...... at least so far but we have not spent the night with him yet. As Cristy noted, this is the closest any of our family will come to having a human for many years to come. Yes, gifts are being accepted in lieu of a child. The name is to be announced at a later time (John and I disagree.)