Saturday, August 16, 2008

All about Merry

Our first family photo with Merry - 10.06
I had a few questions come up on my last post about Merry, so I thought I'd introduce you all to her and tell you how she came to be a part of our family. My DH has a friend who owns a kennel here in town and his wife breeds Papillons, which I love. But he also has an Anatolian Shepherd that Nick just loves. Well, one came in that was a rescue dog, and Todd called and wanted to know if Nick wanted to come check her out and maybe adopt her. So, that's how we got Merry. Her name was already Merry, and I would have loved to change it, but she knows her name, so Merry it is. We call her plenty of other names; Thumper, because her tail thumps the floor when we come in and Chewy, because when she "talks" she sounds like Chewbacca. She is 4 years old and she has been with us for almost 2 years. She is very protective of us and we don't let on to just anyone that she is very friendly. She is 130 lbs and very strong. She has walked my son before! She is part of the family and we love, even though I hate the hair she sheds and the slobber she leaves behind when she comes in from running, but I wouldn't give her up for anything! Thanks for all the comments about her!


D... said...

She sounds perfect for you family! And she's a cutie to boot.

We have a rescue dog too. He's not as big as Merry. I think he's only about 70 lbs but very strong as well. He's a Belgian Malinois (that breed has been in the news twice now for the K9 unit). Bubba's Sis will say he's a German Shepherd.

I am with you on the dog fur. Oh man. My husband put in wood flooring for just that reason. I feel like I am constantly sweeping it up. And every single time, there's enough hair there to make another dog.

Christie said...

What a great looking family. Enjoy the new addition!

Musicmom-Amy said...

What a great picture and a fun story.