Otis aka Odie

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A couple of weeks ago we picked up our new puppy.  He actually is my birthday present but we had to wait until he was six weeks before we could bring him home.   Every time I have to take  him out to go to the bathroom, Jim just smiles and says “Happy Birthday”.  His name is Otis but Jim likes to call him Odie. 

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Here are a few of his brothers and sisters he had to leave behind.

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This was one of Otis’ sisters.  I so wanted to take her too but was firmly told I could only have one puppy.  There are responsibilities with owning a puppy you know.  So we left her there.

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Joni came along to help and she tried to sneak the sister puppy home but she got caught.  If I remember right this story is similar to one with Joni and a puppy being  carried to the car when we were heading home from Iowa, back in about 1988.   I’ll have to dig up that picture.

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I think he’s taking a liking to the Lumberjack.  (and the feeling is mutual)

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The Buchan boys couldn’t wait to meet Otis.  They wore him out in the first half hour and all Otis wanted to do was sleep.  Did I mention Otis is a boy?

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Otis quickly learned that the couch was pretty comfy.

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And his favorite place to sleep.

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He loves playing by the pond with the kids.

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Otis isn’t too crazy about being on a leash.  He likes to be stubborn and just sit down and not move.  But he is losing that battle.

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We’ve also had some disagreements on what toilet paper is for. 

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And this poor plant is slowly getting ripped apart.

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But sleeping is still his favorite pastime.  He has been kicked off the couch and moved to the entryway.  And all shoes have been moved safely out of his sight. 


Tabby said…
Awww...I think you should've taken the sister too. He's lonely without her!
Joni rae said…
I can't take it! Im going back for the sister, she was to cute!
Lynn said…
I can give him a sister!!!!!! I promise she is good! She won't drive you crazy... and she won't eat your plants... she doesn't sleep on the couch... she has no idea what toilet paper is - however Jesse has tought her to drink from the toilet which drives me insane, but maybe you won't mind. She would make a perfect sister!!!! I'll bring her right over! :)
Deb said…
Joni - Did you want me to call to see if she's still there?
Lynn- Thanks but I've got all I can handle with this one.
Oh my goodness, I just happened onto your blog this morning and how can that not be the cutest puppy ever??? Its certainly the cutest thing Ive seen all day!

Puppies are just ridiculously adorable! And puppies with kids? Overload!