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Now Things Get Interesting

The little black lab/golden retriever male pup that Mulligan picked the other night comes 'home' Friday afternoon from the animal shelter.  His name will be "Gibbs" in honor of Joe Jackson Gibbs, the Hall of Fame (HOF '96) Head Coach/Team President of the Washington Redskins.

Since he's approximately three months old, we decided his birthday is May 19th - the same birth date as Chrissie's first black lab (Tibby) and my Mother - we figured we both could remember it.  (That matters because we thought Mulligan was 8.5 years old, but learned from rabies vaccination record that he is actually 9 years 10 months.)  

Having a puppy around should be very interesting for Mulligan.  WWWT?!  (What were we thinking?!)  It will be interesting for me too.  I guess this is the closest I'll ever come to experiencing what it might feel like to be a new father.  In any regard, I realize life is about to drastically change.... A LOT!!  As I'm not working right now and I'm home during the day, I will be the primary care giver responsible for 'potty training' this pup.  He will need to go out often at all hours of the day and night until he is house-broken.  Of course, any failure on my part will just be blamed on Mulligan.  I hope that Gibbs will grow up to be a great party dog.  No, I don't expect Mulligan to help with any of that because he's a big wuss.  But we love him - he's still the Big Dog here.

Stay tuned.


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Aug. 10th, 2007 09:12 am (UTC)
Hi Gibbs!!! *waves*
You lucked out in choosing a mommy and a daddy, let me tell you!
Aug. 10th, 2007 11:00 am (UTC)
May 19 is Seans b-day.
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