Monday, June 8, 2009

I Suppose It Was Inevitable

And I'm sure you all knew it.

It's official: he's staying. See the new collar and tag? We've renamed him Sam. I just couldn't see calling, "O'Malley! O'Malley!" across the park. He didn't respond to it anyway; it was the name the rescue group picked for him. He seems to like Sam better, or so I tell myself.

Could you say no to this face?

Or this one?

I held out for about four hours, which is probably some kind of record for me.

Both human and animal members seem equally content with the arrangement. Sophie hasn't chewed on a rawhide since Molly died almost a year and a half ago. Not once, until now.


And really, how could I turn down all this free fiber?

I now have dog hair to match every outfit.

21 comments:

Kim K. said...

I knew it the moment I saw him! You sure it was really four hours before you made up your mind? :)

Fibra Artysta said...

Aaaawwwwwwwwwww! How sweet! He looks like he was meant for you all along! :)

marit said...

I don't blame you for keeping him! He looks like a great dog.

Walden said...

congrats! He is adorable!

Strickmuse said...

No you can't say no to a sweet face like that. Congratulations.

kmkat said...

What a sweetie! Now you have ceiling dog and basement dog.

melissaknits said...

This was not just inevitable. This was cosmically meant to be.

pdxknitterati said...

Sweet! And it looks like the kiddo is happy, too. Maybe that's who you couldn't say no to!

Suzanne said...

Congratulations! Looks like one happy family! Are you going to spin him?

Karen said...

Aw, you're such a softie! :) He's a very pretty dog!

Cynthia said...

Now you have Yin-Yang walking around in your house.

Steph B said...

Aaawwww, how sweet! Nice that Sophie is happier now, too. They look so content together.

joan said...

I hope that you know what an amazing person you are, tell your family to give you extra hugs from me.

Knitman said...

Phew! I rather thought he would. Who could resist that face?

sophanne said...

I'll say it again....

YAHOOEY!

Kim said...

Yeah! I just love Sam! And it looks like everyone else does too, including Sophie. Now you have a new source of white dog hair for spinning

SusanJane said...

White fur + black fur = Fair Isle? We call our black & blond dogs the "equal opportunity shedders." Sam's a sweetie!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I definitely could not say no... and look how well they match! I hope he brings you lots of joy and love (around all the obvious frustration that pets bring)

Stephanie said...

He does have a cute face!

And if your sweater gets wet, you'll smell like him too!

Angelika said...

I kinda saw that coming. :) I'm also glad you have a white couch, so you won't see the free fiber so much. Everything in my house has white dog hair too and I'm also saving the retriever/chow "fiber" I brush out in a zip lock bag. I might spin it up some day.

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Wow, SEVERAL HOURS?? You are made of kryptonite, right? He's a cutie and then name change was key.