Squirl's Nest

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Meet Annie

I have a new love in my life. Now before you start feeling sorry for Ichabod, the new sweetie is his parents' puppy. They had a beautiful Afghan for six years before they had to put her to sleep last October. Ichabod's mother has been longing for a new dog ever since.

She'd thought about getting a labradoodle or maybe another afghan. I don't know what changed her mind but last Sunday they drove up north and came home with Annie. And, yes, she is as soft as she looks.

Annie was snoozing away when I first got there. No rest for puppies when there's a camera around.


She has a load of toys. For some reason, she only wants one of them out of her bed at a time though. If you throw them around she'll gather them up and put them back.


Anybody who's read Dooce will know what I'm talking about when I call her the baby Chupacabra here.


As you can see here, going outside to pee is all business.


I love catching her here in midscratch.


She really is a good, smart girl and wouldn't have an accident like this. So I had to get Bucky to help me fix up a picture to show how life would be if she weren't so good.


Any of these pictures can be seen in a larger version if you click on it and choose All Sizes.


Anonymous Amber said...

All I can say is "AWWWW!"

Another chupacabra?! uh oh, the world is getting infested with them!

I remember when I was growing up that the local news stations would do a "Chupacabra Investigation" about twice a year and it always scared the crap out of me.

My friends parents would always be like, "If you aren't good, the chupacabra might get to you!"

It was a very weird world I grew up in....

Did anyone else grow up with the goat blood sucker at their back door?

Thu Jan 19, 08:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Amber said...

Oh, and I meant to say, also:

That dog is sooo cute!

And nice job with the pee picture. For a second I thought it was real.

Thu Jan 19, 08:23:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Hi Amber. I never heard of the chupacabra until I read Dooce. Thanks, I think she's a cutie, too!

And Bucky's so good with the Photoshop. :-)

Thu Jan 19, 08:26:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

That is one cutie pie. I almost (almost) feel bad about the 'hopped pee.


Thu Jan 19, 08:53:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

I met a full grown golden retriever tonight when we checked out a house. They still look like babies even when they're full grown.

Thu Jan 19, 09:02:00 PM  
Blogger Momentarily_Distracted said...

Cute puppy alert!
Love the last photo, though. :oD

Thu Jan 19, 09:12:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

OMG, OMG, OMG!!!! Brizzy has a girlfriend!!!!! Yay!! And she's sooooo pretty!

Isn't it amazing how good natured they are, even as babies?? They're so smart! And soooooooo soft!

Awwwww, I'm so happy!

Thu Jan 19, 09:13:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Eclectic, I was hoping you'd see these. Isn't she adorable. Yep, Brizzy's new girlfriend. I thought he was a golden. They are really good. Cassie, the afghan, was a pain as a puppy.l I still loved her, but Annie is soooo good in comparison.

There are more pictures on Flickr. I just picked a few to show her off.

Thu Jan 19, 09:20:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Puppies good, antifreeze urine...baaaaaaad.

Thu Jan 19, 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

awwwwwwwwwww puuuuuuuuhppy! I just looked at the slideshow of pics tagged with annie. awwwww!

I really like the first one of her chewing on the thing that is a cross between an animal and a soccer ball.

In some of them, she looks suspicious. "are you coming over here to take my toys?"
"You DO know that these are MY toys, right? and they stay next to me, right here, where I can keep an eye on them"

she is just precious.

Love the wee tail.

Thu Jan 19, 10:25:00 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

SHE'S A DOOR BELL! How sweet!

I will hug her, and pet her, and squeeze her, and stroke her long ears...

Thu Jan 19, 11:49:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

What a beautiful animal! Seeing pictures of puppies really makes me which I had one. Of course, Alex the Cat continually dashes that wish whenever we have a canine visitor.

P.S.~ Squirl, never worry about losing your status as the "classy" sister.

Fri Jan 20, 01:11:00 AM  
Blogger JessicaRabbit said...

Aww she is beautiful!!!! She can come join the dog pack here any time at all!

So fuzzy, ahhh I love puppies.

Fri Jan 20, 01:29:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

MD, I missed you there! Yes, she's so darn cute. I'm going to try to get over to visit often enough to get photographic evidence of her growth. Thanks!

Mr B, tee hee. Bucky's good with that stuff.

Danielle, she does look possessive doesn't she? But she's too young and slow to do anything about it yet. Thanks!

Jim, yes, I'm sure she is. Okay, is that from a cartoon? It sounds familiar.

SS Nick, with our schedules and allergies pets won't coming to our house anytime soon. But it sure makes you wish you had one when you see pictures like this.

Thanks, I see you've been to Bucky's blog. :-)

Jess, I'll bet she'd have a great time with Ninny and Moo. She still cries a bit at night. How did Moo take the change? Such sweet fuzzy puppies.

Fri Jan 20, 08:52:00 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

squirl - "a door bell" - what my nephews used to say instead of 'adorable' when they were toddlers.

Yes, it's from a Bugs Bunny cartoon (with the Abominable Snowman)

Fri Jan 20, 09:09:00 AM  
Blogger Effie said...

OH so SWEEET! Love the pics--she's adorable!

I'm waiting for the CHukacraba pics...

Happy Friday!

=Walk me for Bjorn?

Fri Jan 20, 09:25:00 AM  
Blogger Effie said...

Jim--you forgot to say "And call her George..."

Fri Jan 20, 09:38:00 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

effie - and name her George. :) (if she's not a bunny rabbit, how come she has lon-gears?)

Fri Jan 20, 09:51:00 AM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

Annie is absolutely adorable! I saw these awhile ago on your flickr page, everyone should go out there and check out the ones you're hoarding out there :P.

Fri Jan 20, 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous lawbrat said...

OMGosh is she adorable!! I love the pic with the stuffed toys all around.

We used to have a dog, when the boys went to their dads in GR, she would get all their stuffed animals-many of them- carry them into the living room to sleep with them.
But, if I were to leave- she would chew my shoes!! How did she know the difference??

Annie is just TOO cute! I have to come back and check out the other photos!

Fri Jan 20, 10:43:00 AM  
Blogger August95 said...

What a cute little dude. Little stinkers always make life more fun

Fri Jan 20, 10:43:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Jim, that makes sense. I thought you meant she'd bark when someone came to the door. She is a little cutie. Just not named George. :-)

Effie, thanks, and Happy Friday to you, too!

Chia, isn't she just adorable. I'm totally in love with that little ball of fur. Yes, everyone should check out the rest of them on Flickr, at least in medium size.

Lawbrat, your dog would sleep with the kids' stuffed toys but chew your shoes. She knew you were the adult so, of course, it was your fault if she were left alone, hmmmm. I don't know how they get that stuff. Thanks!

August, thanks! Yeah, Ichabod's mom couldn't take it anymore she had to have a dog. I think Annie's gonna be a good one. :-)

Fri Jan 20, 11:24:00 AM  
Blogger Nina said...

Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about little puppies.
~ Gene Hill
She is just beautiful, you will have a blast taking her pictures. I swear golden retrievers are the most photogenic dogs on the planet.
I'm sure you will all enjoy her.

Fri Jan 20, 12:47:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Nina, I know we're going to have a lot of fun with her. So looking forward to taking the pictures. By the time I thought about taking pictures of Cassie she was already sick and it was too hard to get a decent shot of her.

Fri Jan 20, 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous lawbrat said...

I just checked out all the other pics of her. What an adorable little thing, with SO MUCH personality already! Your pics really are great at capturing more than just a picture.

Fri Jan 20, 01:43:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Lawbrat, I'm glad you had time to check out the rest of them. Doesn't she seem to be bubbling over with personality? It makes taking pictures easy. :-)


Fri Jan 20, 01:48:00 PM  
Blogger Von Krankipantzen said...

Seriously cute. I needs me some puppy lovin'.

Fri Jan 20, 02:14:00 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

Awwwww!!! She looks just like our dog when he was a puppy.
"It's IMPOSSIBLE not to smile in the presence of one or more puppies."

Fri Jan 20, 03:41:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Kranki, I'm sending the puppy's love, virtually, to you along with BIG hugs right now. But seriously, Yoshi would have something to say if you brought a puppy into the house. :-)

tshsmom, you are sooooooo right. They bring on the smiles. I can't wait until I visit Annie again. Maybe this weekend.

Fri Jan 20, 06:48:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

OK, you were holding out on us! The pix in Flickr are sooooo cute!! Goldens are incredibly photogenic, which is good in Brizzy's case since I'm no whiz with a camera... and Goldens are also amazingly intuitive. So eager to please, you just can't love 'em enough!!! She's darling!

Fri Jan 20, 08:45:00 PM  
Blogger Bridget Jones said...

She's adorable. Congrats, Mom!!!

Sat Jan 21, 01:00:00 AM  
Blogger JD's Rose said...

Ohhhhh, how cute! I want one!

I am developing a strong addiction for all things cute and little... HELP ME!

Sat Jan 21, 09:36:00 AM  
Blogger eclectic said...

OK, now I've had time to immunize myself from some of the effects of too much cute, I'm looking at the first pic. here and seeing that the person holding Annie is wearing a sling. I hope that's nothing permanent?

Sat Jan 21, 02:03:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Eclectic, can you see why I had trouble deciding which pictures to put on this post? She is a very good subject. About the sling, that's Ichabod's dad. He had shoulder surgery right after Christmas and it's healing quite well. He'll be using the sling for a while now but it's definitely getting better. Thank you for asking.

Thanks, Bridget.

Kylz, is it just puppies or are you getting to that point where you're thinking about kids. :-)

Sat Jan 21, 05:48:00 PM  
Blogger Ern said...

Oh, GOLDEN PUPPY! So cute. Brings back memories of growing up with our golden.

Sun Jan 22, 12:06:00 AM  
Blogger JessicaRabbit said...

Moo hasnt really had any seperation anxiety, but I think thats because she has Ninny to chew on...

Sun Jan 22, 02:53:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Oh, Ern, you had a golden as a child? How cool. I hear they're really great dogs.

Jess, so she substituted Ninny for a mother figure and felt right at home. Like you wouldn't make any pet feel immediately at home anyway...

Sun Jan 22, 08:58:00 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

Puppies are good for what ails ya. Annie is a beauty. And I love her name, too.

Sun Jan 22, 09:36:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Susie, yes they are. Thanks. I stopped back over tonight to see her. She was mostly sleepy.

Sun Jan 22, 07:53:00 PM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

Even my cold, black heart warmed at the sight of the pup.

Sun Jan 22, 10:05:00 PM  
Blogger JD's Rose said...

I've had to move... new blog on my profile.

I hope that you are okay


Mon Jan 23, 08:01:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bone, so she even got to you, huh? She is such a sweetie.

Jack D, okay, I'll check it out.

Mon Jan 23, 09:41:00 AM  
Blogger LadyBug said...

Oh, you weren't kidding, Squirl! She's ADORABLE! Puppy pictures DEFINITELY make me smile. Thanks for that.

Big hugs to you, dear. And a scratch behind the ears to Annie.

Mon Jan 23, 10:43:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Ladybug, I'm so glad you got to see the puppy pictures. I'm even more pleased to see that you got a chance to comment.

Hugs back to you and will tell Annie the next ear scratches are from you. :-)

Tue Jan 24, 12:40:00 PM  
Blogger judypatooote said...

So Cute and cuddlely....that is one smart dog, putting her toys away.....My Maxie is part golden....

Sat Jan 28, 02:59:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Hi Judy, nice to see you here. She is so cuddly. I'll bet your dog is sweet. Goldens always seem to be sweet.

Sat Jan 28, 07:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Adrienne said...

Awwwww. I love the puppy, and the little boy with the parmesan cheese canister is priceless!

Mon Jan 30, 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Adrienne said...

Wow, I totally put the comment about the boy with cheese on the wrong post. Whoops, you know what I meant though!

Mon Jan 30, 12:43:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Adrienne, welcome to the Nest! I know exactly what you meant. In fact, I'm pleased. That means you've looked at a number of my posts. Thanks!

Mon Jan 30, 08:37:00 PM  

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