Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Jag....




Well folks we have a new member to the Ansbaugh family. I know my counter is 200 days and counting but we just couldnt wait. We got a dog!! We have been talking about it for months and Chad and the kids have been ready since we moved here,I was just a little hesistant due to the fact that we traveled a lot over the summer when we moved here and then it was football coaching season for Chad and although the joy it would bring to my kids I wanted it to be a family effort to take care of the dog. Soooooo on Wednesday this stray dog walked into the gym at Chad's school while he was teaching. He said he had a feeling about this dog because when he and the kids were trying to shoo it off-it just wanted to play and was not scared. Chad knew he had a long day and wouldnt be able to do anything with the dog all day so he just forgot about it and didnt think about it again. Well on Thursday and teacher at his school came up and asked him if he would be interested in having a dog for his family. He told her we are always talking about it but just havent commited to getting one yet. Well she explained that there was a dog at school yesterday and she took it to a friends house that worked for the Humane's Society and the friend said he would pay for it to be spayed and get all it's shots if we wanted it.(which is another reason why we were hesitant about getting a dog because of the initial expense) So it ended up being the same dog Chad saw on Wednesday and he knew it was meant to be our dog. So he brought it home on Friday and the rest is history. It will mainly be an outside dog-Chad built a pen for her outside but if it gets too cold we will bring her in. Chad and Bailey took her to the vet on Monday and they said she is 6-8 months and could be full grown which is great because she really isnt that big. We have to take her back in 3 weeks for the "spayed" procedure. Chad has trained her to sit and lay down and when we are in the yard she will stay in the main yard without a leash. Oh by the way her name is JAG-Bailey named her because she thinks her stripes/coloring looks like a jaguar!!!

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Jon said...
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justgottalaugh said...

Can't wait to meet my new... nephew? brother? cousin? Whatever the relation, we say "welcome to our family"! :)