Sunday, May 16, 2010

How does one get more blog hits?

Feature a Boston Terrier puppy!

Faithful readers will know that I have been waiting (im)patiently for 7 weeks for my new puppy, Panda. Yesterday, I finally got her. After a 4.5 hr trip east, I arrived at Indigo Hill to find that Jane was delayed in the mountains of West Virginia, when a short cut from PA went awry.

I filled in the time eating a lovely lunch, featuring Boston Terrier meatloaf (No, no! SHAPED like a BT, not MADE OF one!!) and a salad with homegrown lettuce, watching Zick garden, peeking in on baby Carolina wrens, and discussing Things We Believe In with Liam. (For the record, Bigfoot - Yes. Loch Ness monster - Yes. Ghosts - Yes. UFOs/aliens - We're not sure.)

I also supervised the play between Holly and Chet Baker, whose nose was a little bent out of shape that his buddy KatDoc actually had a dog of her own and did not need his constant attention.

But mostly, I sat under a tree, facing the driveway, pretending to bird when in fact I was listening for the sound of tires scrunching up the gravel drive.

Finally, finally, they arrived! Let the fun begin!

I know you're not here for words, you only want the pictures. Here you go!

Phoebe, Liam and Panda = love all around
Chet herding PandaPanda discovers Holly's tail
What a great toy!
Jane and Panda
Jane, Panda and ChetFor the record, I am not letting her chew my showstringWho, me? Chewing shoestrings?One very tired puppy
Buh-bye, for now


Susan Gets Native said...

*melted into a puddle of happy puppy cuteness goo*

Mary said...

Me, too, Susan.

All BT puppehs are cute but Panda is above and beyond that.

I love how Chet is on top of things. Love all around.

Hi, dear Jane!

retriever farm said...

She is super cute. I see Holly is pouting only allowing her tail in the photos of the new youngin'. Is she wondering when it is going home yet? Or is she taking her sisterly role in sride.

Beth in NYC said...

Cute, cute, cute, cute! Panda is one adorable little girl. Congratulations to all three of you!

denapple said...

Remember, you still have to go to work in the mornings. I presume Panda will become the new office mascot? What fun!

Kyle said...

Oh Kathi, she's adorable! I see several spots that need heavy doses of kisses.

So how is big sister Holly taking all this?

Kathiesbirds said...

Katdoc, that puppy is joy in black and white!

KGMom said...

I love the photo of Liam gently kissing new puppy--who wouldn't? How could anyone resist...