Thursday, April 9, 2009

our twin boys

DJ and I have been talking about getting a dog for quite some time and decided last Thursday to go to the Pound after I got out of school and he was off work. So we did and for any of you who have not been to the Pound it is an extremely sad place. We went to go look and we were able to interact with a bunch of different dogs, both puppies and adult dogs, that we were interested in. We didn't really seem to connect to any of them though and after being there for nearly 2 hours we decided to head home. I wanted to take one more round about the kennels though in case we forgot any of the ones we were interested in and just that happened. There was a litter of four puppies that we had looked at earlier but forgot after we moved on to the other kennels. We saw these puppies again and decided to give it on last shot and ask one of the workers if we could interact with them. So I picked out the one I liked, the spotted and freckled puppy that ran to the front of the kennel everytime I came over, and DJ picked out his favorite, the big lazy tan one that was sleeping the whole time. The worker handed us each the one we liked and left to give me and DJ some time to play with the puppies and choose which one we wanted. Note to reader: THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS. how in the world are you supposed to pick between two puppies? These were our thoughts exactly. So we did what any strong and smart newlywed couple would do...........we took them both. :) DJ and I ended up driving seperately because I had come straight from school. On the way home I was having second thoughts. My number one concern...how am I going to love these dogs as much as I love my other dogs? Rex and Teddy are the dogs that I've grown up with and to say that I am obsessed with them is an understatement. I love them so so much that I was scared I wouldn't be able to love my new little puppies. But it's been almost a week now and all my worries were unnecessary. I love both my puppies who I have started to refer to as my two sons ( see the obsessiveness coming out in me?) and I still make time to go over and see my Rex and Teddy at my mom's house because I still very much love them. I guess what I've learned from this new experience and turn of events is that this must be (very slightly however) how a parent feels when they are about to have another child. Do parents worry that they won't be able to love their next child because their love their firtborn so much already? I'm no parent yet but if I'm like this with my dogs then i can only imagine....


Tank fell asleep with his tongue out, melted my heart!

They were scared of going up and down the stairs so we put them up there to see what they'd do and they were wussies
Weezy wasn't feeling good his first couple days home. He had kennel cough and was on antibiotics. He was still the cutest lil sleeper though

9 comments:

Nat & Tommy said...

They are so stinkin cute! What kind of dogs are they? Let me tell you, dogs are way better in 2's :) get in to more trouble! But have more fun :)

Ian and Kristen said...

Hey Leilani! This is Kristen (Shiflet) Peterson. I saw a link to your blog from Holly's. You little "twins" are so cute! I love them! Looks like a lot of fun! Hope you guys are doing good and loving married life!

Jessica Padilla Muro said...

they are too cute!

Nathaniel and Rachel Allen! said...

Leilani!!!! I found you! I love dogs now but remember when I used to be so scared of the ones at your house? So I saw the title of your blog post from someone's blog and really thought that you were having twin boys! Like human ones... That would have been cool :) So are you still thinking about being a teacher????

Brooke and Sam Maxfield said...

HI LEILANI AND DJ!!! I just found you blog!! So happy! You guys are so stinken cute together. And way cute dogs! We want one so bad! How is life? Glad I found your blog :)

Little Beachs said...

I just ran across your blog!
Congrats on everything and your little puppies are so cute!
hope everything is going great!

smhollobaugh said...

Hi Leilani, You don't know me, but I grew up with DJ, we were in the same ward, and I used to hang out with Kristen all the time! Anyways just thought I'd leave a comment, you guys are such cute newly weds! Oh and the pups are adorable! Oh my name is Melissa (Adair) Hollobaugh. :)

Shauna said...

Hi Leilani I found your blog! Let me know when your next book club is! Im still so interested!

Cassandra Clark said...

Hey Im sorry I just left a coment on your blog with a difrent user name. SHAUNA let me sign into her account and I guess i forgot to sign out! Well its Me Cassi Clark.. Romney now. Like I said let me know about the book club! Your puppies are adorable!