Tuesday, September 27, 2005

It's a GIRL!


Julietta

Aren't I gorgeous

64.6 pounds, Brindle colored, 26 inches at her shoulder. She'll be 5 years old on October 1st.

It was a long night last night. My son's enthusiasm was barely containable. We finally left to bring her home around 7:30pm. We had to stop by my parents house of course. My Grandmother had been as excited as my son.

My son sat in the back seat, with one section down flat and a comfy cushion for Julietta to lay on. "She has her head on my knee! She has to keep her paws touching me!" Those words touched a chord deep within me. I can remember growing up and wanting to have a special connection with the family pets. I think he has always felt a little left out because I am nothing more than a bed for my cats. I sit on the couch and they are on me. Add the bird, who adores me, to the mix and I look like Mrs. Doolittle. I hoped he would bond with Julietta.

All of those fears were laid to rest when we were at my Grandmothers. My son went to get the muzzle from the car to show the family. Julietta trotted like a horse to the door, she bolted back to the table whining...where's my boy? Where did he go? It was my turn to feel a wee bit green with envy. She had taken to my boy like a duck to water. My heart warmed. Every boy should have a dog. There is nothing that can be compared to the loyalty of a dog. A best friend that will never get mad at you, or bored with your company. Just being with you is enough. She will be waiting at the door, hearing his footsteps on the road home. The sheer joy in her eyes at seeing her "boy" can melt away the worst of days. The adventures they will go on!

He beamed from ear to ear when Nana told him how upset she was that he had left, how she was crying for him. "She missed me? She was crying for me?" It had happened, that inexplicable connection that would make them friends for life. None of us could be happier.

The connection, excitement and a whole new environment for Julietta made for a long night for me.

8 comments:

KFarmer said...

tears, tears and more tears. She is BEAUTIFUL! I am so, so damned happy for you both! I gotta go, I'm making a puddle on my desk. Congradulations on your new family member...love, love

KFarmer said...

I'm back with new make-up... I am so glad you got a girl and I just love her name. Ok- I will quit but this quite honestly made my day.

Sharfa said...

As always K - you have made mine. She is the sweetest girl. She's already taken to a toy we bought and tossed it around the house playing like a bouncing pony. Life is good.

Revan said...

she is beautiful... and I love how she has become attached to your son...

Congrats... I am assuming this was your big news from a few posts ago...

Sharfa said...

Revan - yes, this is the big news. Our new addition to the family.

Rurality said...

Beautiful dog! Greyhounds are such great animals. I'd love to get one myself some day.

Joseph K said...

Congrats. I agree every boy should have a dog. My dog growing up was this lab/dane mix named Maggie. She was gentle, clumsy, and sweet. Everything I am not, but she did make me a better person.

Sharfa said...

Rurality-I highly recommend it. She is the sweetest, most gentle dog I have ever had. She is very much a 'velcro' dog and just wants to be with you.

joseph k-Thanks and you're right. This means more to my son than anyone will ever know.