Monday, August 22, 2011

Sometimes in life.. you get lucky!

As you may know, we have a family dog. She's old, cranky and can't hear very well anymore.. but we love her all the same.

She is definitely "my dog". She follows me everywhere and we got her before our oldest was born. She was our first "baby".

My oldest son has been asking for a dog (that's not mine) ever since we moved. He even gave me this quote recently from the movie "Marley and Me"

"A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor,
educated or illiterate,
clever or dull.
Give him your heart and he wll give you his."

yeah.. he's a pro at getting his point across.

So anyway, we had no plans to add another dog to our family until after our old girl is gone... which could be a few more years. But that all changed when I was relaxing at the pool recently with a long time friend. She started telling me about a friend who needed to find a home for their dog. They recently had twins and they were overwhelmed.. understandably so. And they weren't able to give their 1 1/2 year old yellow lab the attention he deserved and needed. They had already said no to a few people who wanted him because they wanted to make sure he went to the right family.

So we went to their house and met him. It was love at first sight...


He's awesome! He's mellow, house broke, well behaved.. and loves our boys! We couldn't have asked for a better dog! And since we live in the boondocks.. he is free to run run run. We are surrounded by trees and he doesn't know what a leash is anymore.



Meet Diesel.. look at that smile! He's a ham for the camera. Pin It

34 comments:

Debbie Cook said...

Oh, he's adorable!

Home Designs by Amanda said...

Great picture of him smiling! Glad he's a good dog for you!

Melanie said...

I love to see dogs with the right family! I am a firm believer that children should grow up with a pet. Enjoy the new addition to your family!

Needled Mom said...

Welcome, Diesel!! I am sure he will be well loved.

corina said...

Congratulations! He looks like he belongs!

Denise in PA said...

He's beautiful! Yes, you are so lucky - and it so wonderful that he's got a good home! o:)

Rachel said...

Oh he's perfect! I love him!

sunny said...

I'm glad he waited for your family to come along! He's a cutie.

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Welcome Diesel! So nice that you both found each other... when it's meant to be ... it's amazing!

Maria said...

Oh Heidie he is just perfect for your family. What a smile. Love him.

Jen said...

What a sweet story! And such a handsome puppy!

Impera_Magna said...

How fabulous for all of you... you get a wonderful dog and Diesel gets a wonderful family!

Amy said...

Diesel looks like a winner. I'm sure your boys are over the moon.

Vicki B said...

Hello Diesel, you are one lucky dog. Enjoy your life and be good to your new pets.

Ann Marie said...

You will love Diesel, We have 4 labs, and they are the best dogs. They are our handful for sure.

Katy Cameron said...

Aww, he's gorgeous, and looks like he's well loved already

Michele said...

Congratulations on your adorable dog :-)

shez said...

what a lovely story Heidi and such a beautiful dog

Donna said...

Congratulations! He is so cute!! Your son looks so content!

rosie said...

You just know when it is right to get another pet don't you.. Diesel looks like he fits right in.. I bet the family who gave him up are thrilled with the way he has settled in..

Aimee B said...

I have always found it amazing that the right pet seems to find the right family...even when they didn't know they were looking! Congrats on a new family member!

Larain said...

I know what your feel our your labs, I only have one now but love her to bits, her mate went to the great bone yard in the sky this time last year. Murphy pined for her old mate buster, until she realised she was now top dog, a place she fills very well.

Lyn said...

He would be very hard to resist and is obviously very well loved by your son- amazing how children seem to find the right words to appeal to the heart strings!

Stitchin' time said...

That's a win/win situation and Diesel looks like a real people pooch (and a camera hog)! He's lucky his previous family were so picky about who he lived with next as your son and Diesel look like they were meant to be friends :).
Cheers,
Robyn

Rylee Kettner said...

Have to be honest, this one almost had me in tears! "Your dog" sounds exactly like my moms dog Molly. She was 13 when she passed away last month, and they sound like they would have a lot in common! But congrats on the new edition, his is a cutie!

Polly said...

OMG! What a grin! He is gorgeous!!

Lana said...

Yay! He doesn't look like a yellow lab...he's so white...are you sure he's not really an angel?
So cute!

Teresa said...

What a sweetie! Looks like a win win situation to me :)

wedding postage stamps said...

Now thats a good looking dog! We just got one ourselves but it's not so mild mannered so we have our hands full!

Joan said...

Now he looks a real treasure - and yes - what a beautiful smile :)

Dorothy said...

he is adorable! We always have 2 - makes it easier - they usually can entertain each other too!!
You are very lucky to get a great dog like that!!

Anonymous said...

Labs are the best. Gentle but protective. And energetic so your boys will have lots of fun.

Val said...

Your new dog is adorable. Sounds like a perfect match for a young family. It is nice to know he has such a lovely home.

Linda in Calif. said...

That picture of your boy with the dog is priceless - and Diesel is smiling! Thanks for the post, it sure made my day!