Meet the Newest Member of our Family

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He’s home at last! EARTHQUAKE… a purebred Saint Bernard puppy. He is 14 weeks old and glad to call our family his own. The first (and last time) we saw this pup, he was a mere couple of days old and just a small ball of puppy love. I wasn’t prepared to bring home a 60+ pounder today! Eeeek!

We found out last night that EARTHQUAKE would be coming home today, so Oregon Dad and I went to the pet store to prepare. $200 later we were headed home (guess that’s a tiny amount compared to the actual cost of making the pup ours).

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Since our newest family member is an AKC Registered Show Quality Dog, I’m planning to take handler classes and be the one to show him. As such, I’ll probably have to set up a sister blog dedicated to our dog. ๐Ÿ™‚

Many of you know that I would LOVE another baby. Today I thought this was the perfect opportunity to throw down for one. Oregon Dad is talking about bringing the pup home and how we will have some sleepness nights and potty training to go through. I said, “Well, if you get the dog doesn’t that mean I get a baby? Afterall, what’s the difference?” He didn’t think they compare. However, if I ever do manage to convince him to give me another human baby, we have the name ready… if its a boy. ๐Ÿ™‚

Today’s Green Tip- Responsible pet owners clean up after their doggies (NO one wants to step in doggy-doo-doo at the park. Ick.) This poses a bit of a challenge when we factor in Earth Friendliness. Most of the clean up baggies we looked at claimed to be biodegradable except as defined by the states of California and New York. Huh. Then we came across Mutt Mitts which degrade in compost and landfills and are made in the U.S.A.ย ย  So clean up after your pet and use degradable bags while doing it.

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About PolkaDotMommy

Wife to a teacher extraordinaire... Mama to Five littles... Conservative Catholic Christian with a Strong Environmentalist Mentality... Respecting Life... Living for our Savior... Learning to trust God in all things.
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7 Responses to Meet the Newest Member of our Family

  1. Tenille says:

    Awww! Welcome home, Earthquake!

  2. jenefur says:

    I am in LOVE with Earthquake! While growing up, we had 3 different St. Bernards and I just adored them. The best is when they lean up against your leg for some lovin’, and then tumble down, taking you with them to the ground. Also, the neighbors always called them the ‘Slobber Dogs’. Gotta love slobber! I’m so jealous. Have fun, he is adorable!

  3. He is a GREAT dog… yesterday he was really quiet and kind of laid around. I asked hubby if something was wrong with him! Toward the evening he started getting up and around more, checking things out more and chasing after the cats. I think he will fit right in! Other than two waterfall pees on the carpet… we are getting along beautifully! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Oh, and I read that because Saints just need regular exercise, but do not require acres to roam on… living in an apartment and having one is a-okay! Just leash him up and go for walks daily!

    We know a GREAT breeder if your interested.

    Cheers!
    Jamie

  4. Holy Smokes! That is going to be a big dog! Big dogs eat a lot of food!

  5. Right now he eats about 5 cups of food a day (divided between two meals) that will increase a bit and then come down again and level off around 6-7 cups a day. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. joz1234 says:

    Lots of food = lots of poo! Holy cow batman!!!

  7. MagicStarER says:

    He is a beauty! I just got a St. Bernard mix myself, She has the classic St. Bernard head and face, but is black and white spotted only. She is beautiful, too, name “Annie”. Such a smart puppy – is he real smart too? And gentle! She is 7 wks old – doubled in size in one week!!! Oh-oh!

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