Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Now most people who know Me and Sean would probably be shocked to find out that we adopted a dog. But he gave me googly eyes and I was hooked. Here is our lovely story of obtaining our new dog Doc.

Sean and I have discussed pets before, decided we weren't pet people and figures that when our kids begged long enough then we would get a dog. A few months ago we started joking to each other that we should get a dog. Then we realized that we both secretly wanted a dog in the near future.

The last few weeks we had gotten more serious about the idea. Sean has always wanted to own a lab and so we did research. We both decided that we wanted a chocolate lab (the colors are yellow black and chocolate.) Now chocolate labs are the most rare and were going to be the most expensive, we decided that any color would be fine.

On Saturday we decided out of the blue to go check out the shelter that was right up the street. We were walking around looking at the dogs and that's when we saw Rex. What a pretty chocolate lab!! We couldn't believe how pretty he was!!! Well, we asked about him and found out that he was picked up Thursday and had a tag with a number on it. They had tried to contact the owner but did not get a response. The shelter has to wait 72 hours before they can adopt a dog so we decided to put our name down.

Unfortunately, someone else had already done so as well. The other person was waiting for authorization but would have it by monday. We were distraught but told them to put us down anyway. We went home and spent the whole weekend thinking of this dog rex.

Monday afternoon Sean called me and said "Guess what, we got Rex!" The women who was in front of us decided to get a different dog and Rex was ours!! They even heard from the owner who surrendered their ownership. Sean went in Tuesday and did all the paperwork and Wednesday he went to the Vet (who is a good friend from our Bryan ward) and was neutered. We picked him up at 5pm. Now, we did not like the name Rex, he didn't seem like a Rex to us so we decided to rename him, his new name is Doc.

We brought him home (which might I say we will need to work on riding in the car) and introduced him to our roommates dog Max. They sniffed and decided they were ok. Now the vet told us that he was probably going to be quite out of it from the meds and that he may not even want to eat. Well, Max proved that wrong. They had lots of fun playing.

All in all it was a great day today. Sean built this wicked awesome dog house that I will blog about tomorrow (don't hold your breathe though).

Here is a fun trivia for you. The dogs full name is D. Doctor P. R. S. Carroll

can you guess what the letters stand for?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

First you were all like "whoa", and we were like "whoa", and you were like "whoa..."

So this is like such a "must live in Texas" moment. Today we found a turtle (and by we, I mean Sean and Becca, I on the other hand was at work!) It was so cool. It was just randomly in our yard! We don't know how it got into the yard, don't know where it came from, and don't know where it went, but I do know I had a really good dinner!

Not the turtle, Sean made barbecue chicken with pilaf rice! It was delicious.

That is all.