Sunday, August 19, 2012

Welcome Spencer

Hello everyone. After asserting for months that I did not want to adopt a puppy (we were hoping for an older dog) that is exactly what we got. This little guy just melted my heart. Spencer is from the Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation and is now a member of our family.

His mother is a white/blonde lab and gave birth to a litter of 9 pups. Paternal heritage might have a bit of hound mix. Everything came together as it always does to produce this quirky character we have affectionately named Spencer. We bandied Latte about and settled on the name Zachary chose. He had a great first night with us and warmed to crate training. 

We visited Pet Smart for a number of Saturdays since last summer looking for the perfect member for our family. He found us. Spencer is mellow enough for me and playful enough for Zachary. It doesn't get any better than that. Where is that Staples button? lol.

He is three months old and weighs in at 12 pounds. I am certain that will quickly change as he has a great appetite. 

Until then.


  1. Oh my, I think Zachary chose well, Spencer really suits his name! He looks gorgeous, wishing you all many happy days!

  2. thanks, Julia. we are happy. he is snoozing under the table as i type. i think he had a great foster family. he lets me wipe his feet when he comes in from outside.

  3. Well both of them are just cute as can be in this photo! Great pic, Vee, and congrats on the "new addition"!

  4. thanks, laura. now, i remember why i have avoided wanting a puppy. lots of work, but it is all good. lol.

  5. Awww ... so cute, both of them! You have a handsome little family! Spencer looks like a really nice little pup, and I think every child needs a dog to love and be loved by! We have 6 dogs ~ 5 dachshunds and a toy Yorkie ~ they're a lot of work, but the love they give back makes it so worth it! Good luck with Spencer!!

    1. betsy, I know this is late, but thanks. he is officially one year old as of May and still playful and lovable. I now get to sleep in on the weekend and he was house trained by 5/6 months.
      you have a housefull!! my son would love playing with all of your furry friends.