Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A New Friend to Love

Today, Lila joined our family! She is 13 weeks old and simply adorable! So far she loves to chew on socks, shoe laces and my friend Lisa's high heels. Dan has already had her out on her first run—just one mile, but he's getting her ready for longer runs. He's thrilled to have a new running buddy after many years without one. Consuela was just too old and tired the last few years. She has been gone almost 11 months, and we felt ready to open our hearts and home to a new friend. Emily and Jake are really excited and already in love with her. We are debating changing her name, but I kind of like it since Lila is a character in Friday Night Lights, the only show the four of us watch together. My dad was calling her "Baby Dog" tonight, and we liked that too. Maybe Babe. I dunno. I'm sure we'll figure that out! And now, with no further ado, is LILA:



Isn't she so CUTE????

11 comments:

Mary G said...

Hi Marie
Congrats on the new addition to your family. She looks so sweet.
Author Jill Shalvis just got a new dog after losing her dog about a year ago. You can check out her funny blogs from Mar 15 & today.Hope she brings you oodles & fun & love because I'm sure she'll get it back in return.

Marie Force said...

Thanks so much, Mary! She's adorable! And sacked out hard after a busy day! I will check out Jill's blog.

Mary G said...

You are so sweet Marie. That was a nice message you left at Jill's blog. Jill had us in tears so many times this past year. Mountain Barbie was the funniest dog & died very young & unexpectedly. It'll be nice to know they are not alone.

Marie Force said...

Awww, that's so sad. You know I can relate after what I went through with Consuela. Losing her was an awful blow. Thanks for telling me about Jill's blog. It's funny to see someone who is going through the exact same thing--although Lila hasn't found the toilet bowl brush. Yet.

Kara said...

What a sweetie pie...I hope things keep going smoothly with her!! I look forward to many stories about her here on the blog!

Marie Force said...

Thanks, Kara! I'm sure Lila (or name to be determined later) will be a big star around here!

Cheryl Brooks said...

How sweet! I'm sure she'll be a part of the family in no time!

Judy F said...

AH congrats on your new baby. I was going to mention Jill's blog too. We all cried with Jill when she lost Mountain Barbie.

Good luck with your new dog.

Marie Force said...

You all cried with me when we lost Consuela, too. That was a great comfort to be able to share it with you. Oh the sadness!

Aimee Hadley said...

She is just beautiful :)

Marie Force said...

Thanks, Aimee. We love her! We changed her name to Brandy, which is my hubby's favorite song and she's the exact color of Brandy. And she's a fine girl! :-)