29 August, 2010

Welcome, Iris!

Sorry - I never got around to a Vintage Sunday post today, because we've been a little busy acclimating a new dog to the family.  Meet Iris:

Zim has seemed happiest lately in the company of his canine BFFs, so for the past four or five months, I've been keeping an eye open for a likely companion for him.  Iris, abandoned and subsequently incarcerated in a nearby dog pound, fit the bill.

There's an age difference - Zim, at almost seven years old, is approaching doggie middle age, and Iris is barely a year old judging by her build and her teeth - and sometimes her youthful exuberance makes him a bit grumpy.  But when they're out in the back yard running around together, it doesn't take more than a playful pounce by Iris to get the two of them romping and tumbling about together.

Anyway, we brought her home yesterday and for the past couple of days we've been pretty busy doing all the stuff we need to do to help a new dog feel welcome and an old dog know he's not being replaced.  Iris seems to be housetrained, so that's been pretty cool.  She's adapting pretty well to the feeding and bedtime schedule, too.  And it took less than a day to figure out how to open the screen door to the back yard to let herself out.

I'm glad we found her, with her wonky right ear that always kind of stands up, and her pale green eyes and her happy, goofy personality that reminds us of Dug from the movie Up.  She's definitely a keeper.


auntjone said...

What a sweet face! Congratulations on your newest family member.

Jess said...

She's adorable. I love her ears and her sweet expression :) Congrats!

Stella said...

Hey Dave, Iris is really cute. I'm sure it will be nice to have the energy of a young dog around. Even if it is a bit tiring sometimes (smile)...