been gone... why? NEWFS.
Ok. Not been posting much at all here or rest of MDC. Why? Because I am crazy. Why am I crazy? We just adopted, sight unseen, two Newfoundland Dogs, from Missouri newf rescue.
Don't know what a newf is?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newfoundland_(dog
Winston, still a pup at a year and a half, weighing in at 130 lbs, was such an amazing handful when he was delivered, by van, late at night to me. His friend Millie, almost seven, is smaller and easier, though never has lived in a house or with people...
Winston was basically a bowling ball knocking down the kids, chasing them, etc. Millie was at first terrified of us and not housebroken. Gradually, over the last month, things have settled down.
But let me tell you.... there was a couple of times with two young kids and these two dogs, I thought "I can't do this!"
But you know how it is, they come, you meet them, they are here ... you love them (pretty much instantly, see picture in above article to see why). And that's it, they are here to stay.
The rescue organization thought we were an experienced newf household (true, I had had two rescue before). However... they hadn't remembered how challenging having an almost four year old and a two year old is with such enormous dogs. I should have known but I had forgotten how much initial adjustment there is with rescue (or any) dogs...
But, I'm here now... so clearly things have quieted down.
But let's just say I've been on the MDC equivalent for Newfs (called NewfNet) a lot the last month asking for advice... instead of here.
But I have been keeping up by reading this post...
The kiddies are doing OK!