Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Airplanes And Puppy Dogs

This afternoon there was an awesome air show at our small local airport. We had a visit from The Snowbirds Demonstration Team from Canada. These guys put on a heck of a show.

I only managed to get a few good shots....they move too fast and I'm not a professional photographer AND we just didn't get close enough to the action. The traffic was terrible so we parked at a local church and watched from there.

I didn't get shots of the best stunts unfortunately but I figured I'd share the few decent ones I did get.

Some of the stunts were pretty scary looking and some were pretty low to the ground. Awesome...it's amazing the precision and the level of trust these guys must have.


Now on to the puppy portion of this post. My husband and I separated almost a year ago...ugly tale...not worth repeating. We had a dog (lab/beagle mix) that stayed here when he left. He decided recently that he "needed" to get the dog. He was a pretty big fella and more than I could control if he got loose in the neighborhood so I agreed. I have since regretted this stupid decision and realized just how deeply loosing him has affected me...and the kids as well. Well, thanks to a guardian angel....today I went on a mission to find a new baby. I went to the local shelter and was the first one in the door when they opened only to find that the baby I was looking for had already been adopted out. :( I looked around (so many little cuties there) and couldn't decide so I left and went to Pet Smart....nothing but dang old kitties there. Feeling a little let down, I went back to the shelter one more time. I took out lots of puppies one by one and checked them out...chatted with them a bit *yeah, I'm crazy like that* and this little lady just melted my heart. She was not at all what I was looking for but she was exactly what I wanted. We chatted and played and then I went to handle the adopting. I asked if I could snap a quick photo to show the kids and they said "SURE!" I guess she figured since she had worked her magic and was going to her new home soon...she didn't need to do any more of that cutesy stuff. She was napping away.
She has her surgery done on Monday morning and then she can come home with us on Monday afternoon. We're all so excited!! I know she looks like a drunk in this photo but really...she's a gorgeous little girl. More photos to come when she gets home. :)

Hugs!

12 comments:

Cat said...

Oh my hon she is soooo adorable!!! Awww what a cute picture, it makes you just want to cuddle with her. I bet you can't wait for her to come home.

An air show on a Wednesday - how cool!!!

Hugs!!!

Wendy said...

Oh Mel she is just precious......
I wish I could get the kids a dog. they have been so into the land lords dog and beg to go play with him and walk him... I do believe as soon as we are able I will be looking for a new fur baby to adopt. I have never been much for dogs, but Jack and the kids just love them, so I will do it for the kids. Just not another Pocket Beagle (hyper little minx she was) and the there was Hope she was a border collie husky mix that was just too big for our little home, but such a lover.
Can't wait to see future pics...

amy-lynne......... said...

sweet puppy.... name yet????.... and as far as the air show.... my long legged lurch jr. ruined it for me so we missed it... thanks for sharing the pics...

Shorty said...

Congrats on the newest member of your family! She is going to be a heart breaker.

Shea said...

We live near an air force base and we had an airshow last fall. It was so cool. All week long the Blue Angels practiced over our house so we got to see a ton of it without getting off our porch. When time came for the official show, we went to a local park where there weren't as many trees as we have at home. It was awesome.

Congrats on the new puppy, she's a doll! My kids have been so happy since we got ours in December. I know yours are going to love her to death.

Briley said...

That dog is so cute! Congrats. I think kids need a pet, so I'm glad yours will have her.

kadezmom said...

Whoooo hooooo! I'd say that was a pretty full day!

Carol said...

Awww she's a real sweetie xxx, Congratulations on the new puppy!

Christy said...

That puppy will have a wonderful home and lots of guardian angels. I'm so proud of you! I know that puppy will be spoiled rotten in a few hours of coming home.

Pictures are so cool, as usual.

Tea said...

It's been awhile since we took in an air show; I loved the pictures!

Your little gal is a very good lookin' doggie! Hope she works out well with the family. :)

Kitties are not my cup o' tea so I got a good chuckle from your description of them. ;)

Mandi (a.k.a MissMandiGirl) said...

Aaa... Congrats on the new family member sweetie!!!

hakucho said...

Oh, what a sweet little face. She's sooo cute :) Can't wait to see more pictures. You and your kids must be so excited :)