February 1, 2009
The little guy at the top left corner of this picture is our new puppy. He will be joining us in our home on Saturday. He weighs 8 ounces and is 7 weeks old. He is a Yorkshire terrier. My daughter is beside herself with joy. She has visited the home of the family who breeds these little munchkins through at least 4 litters and has dreamed of having one of her own for about 3 years. It has always been a joke for the people to tease Reagan and us when another litter is due. The thing is I made it known that I would never ever pay their asking price for a dog. Reagan understood this and was always very realistic about her heart's desire. Well, with the economy, the human puppy mother made Reagan an offer she (we) could not resist and is charging us 1/3 of her normal asking price AND encouraged us to take the absolute cutest male they had. I am so excited for Reagan, she very much deserves to have this little guy. she spends A LOT of time watching her brother play baseball and traveling to do so. I am sure little Hudson will provide her with spectacular companionship and diversion from the hours of baseball she will take in over the next four years. Reagan agreed from the git go with naming the dog after one of the Adirondack high peaks. After making a list of possible Peak names, we had first agreed on Carson, but at some point in the negotiations Greg and I remembered a dog we had met on the trails one day named Hudson. Both of the kids liked it and agreed on it (only by divine intervention). So, this is still a relation to the Adirondack park, in that lake tear of the clouds, at the base of Mt. Marcy, is the highest pond source of the Hudson River and therefore, it is the river's beginning point. Greg, my Dad and I visited lake tear on our first backpacking trip. So, Hudson it is. Many more pictures to follow. Stay tuned. Meanwhile, coming off of Shadow's recent surgery and that emotional mess, I am not sure what has gotten into me. It was definitely love at first sight. Dan is excited too, he has wanted a second dog for a couple of years.
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