OK, so Claudine has been Jonesing for another Golden Retriever since we had to put Comet down.  He was a great dog.

Then all I heard about was, never again, never will we get a dog that:

a) Sheds and clogs up the vacuum cleaner
b) Is big enough to clear the coffee table with one swift wag of the tail
c) Makes us buy food by the 50lb bag

But enough time has passed that she forgot all that stuff.

On our way home from my rained out NASCAR Experience, she happened to glance on craigslist and there she was.   11 week old female golden.

We picked her up that evening.   She’s HUGE, and she’s gonna be HUGE, Comet-like we hope.

We’ve had her a week now and for the most part she hasn’t eaten anything she’s not supposed to and the accidents have been minimal.

Meet, Emma:





She’s a doll.

New Addition to the family…

Meet Jake:


Jake is an 8 month old Parson’s Jack Russell, he’s easily 2 times the size of Monty. I personally preferred the short legged Jack Russell’s, but then Jake is a pretty cool dog.

So far these two seem to get along, at least until there’s something they disagree on like a bone.

We’ve had him for 4 days and so far he’s doing great. He was a rescue from a family that had to get rid of him because they weren’t supposed to have a dog in their apartment in the first place.

I think he’s a keeper.