Our New Puppy

Spike's Pet Finder photo.

Spike’s Pet Finder photo.

Our Monday afternoon was a cross between the shows, “Too Cute,” and “The Puppy Bowl.”

We got Princess Buttercup out of school (early…yes, we played hooky!) and went to the Jackson County, Alabama animal shelter and picked up our new puppy, Spike.

Spike and his brothers and sisters were found in a vacant lot underneath a pile of wooden pallets. Their dad is a chocolate lab, and their mommy dog is a black lab mix.

The nice lady volunteer, Laurie, brought out a few pups at a time, until we had about 6 pups in the room. It was so much fun! Adorable black and chocolate labs were everywhere! There was also a cat and a kitty that looked on in amazement.

The pups were happy and playful, all with different personalities.

Puppies, puppies everywhere!

Puppies, puppies everywhere!

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We specifically wanted a black male, so that’s how we chose Spike.

That’s why I couldn’t post on Monday. I had deadlines and interviews to give, and we got a pup on top of that. Fun times!

I hope that you’ll see one that you like and contact the shelter. Then you can have one of Spike’s brothers or sisters!

Adorable chocolate lab up for adoption.

Adorable chocolate lab up for adoption.

Pouncing pup.

Pouncing pup.

The Pups’ Story: ABOUT SATURN (We changed his name to “Spike.” Now we’ve got Spike and Snuggles. ;-)

Currently the shining stars of our shelter, Saturn and his 5 siblings were born in a vacant lot beneath a pile of wooden pallets. It took a while for our volunteer to gain their mom’s trust enough to bring the family to proper shelter. There are four girls and 2 boys who we are currently taking applications for their adoption, as well as their mum. Saturn is six weeks old in our photos taken April 3rd.

The shelter’s site:

http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?query_id=4873C1EA-C574-11E3-BF1E-BCA36A2DE79B&page_number=1

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P.S. We also got to meet the puppies’ sweet, shy mommy dog. We hope that someone will adopt her too, because she’s been through a lot!

Cat eyes pup.

Cat eyes pup.

Puppy wants Lefty's right shoe.

Puppy wants Lefty’s right shoe.

Laurie gives Spike a shampoo.

Laurie gives Spike a shampoo.

Spike, after his bath.

Spike, after his bath.

Happily riding home in Princess Buttercup's lap.

Happily riding home in Princess Buttercup’s lap.

Mock 7

Hi Readers,

Is that how you spell “Mock 7?”  Like, “I’m going Mock 7 with my house on fire?”  I’m not sure…our minister uses that phrase in his sermons all the time.  Point is, I’ve been going Mock 7 with my house on fire today and haven’t had a chance to post.  I promise…well, I will try to promise…to write a post very soon.  I’ve just been so busy with commitments this weekend.

You who are moms will know what I mean!  :-)

Best regards,

Stephanie

Hangin’ in Downtown Madison, Alabama

Selfie at Sady's!  :-)

Selfie at Sady’s! :-)

Today, I was introduced to Sady’s Bistro in downtown Madison. I had a turkey sammie with avocado and tomato and cucumber salad that was Mm-mm good and oh, so creamy! I highly recommend it.

There were also some cute shops like The Cotton Gin that I visited. I hope you enjoy my pictures from my visit!

Stuff at Sady’s:

I had the Tomato, Cucumber, and Cilantro side.  Yum, yum, yum!

I had the Tomato, Cucumber, and Cilantro side. Yum, yum, yum!

Sady's Bistro.

Sady’s Bistro.

Wall art at Sady's.

Wall art at Sady’s.

Close-up of my Tomato, Cucumber, and Cilantro side.

Close-up of my Tomato, Cucumber, and Cilantro side.

Hee, hee!

Hee, hee!

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http://www.sadysbistro.com/

The Cotton Gin Boutique:

https://www.facebook.com/thecottonginboutique

Lady's, now this is Stephanie style!  What is cooler than denim and lace?

Ladies, now this is Stephanie style! What is cooler than denim and lace?

Awesome handbag would look so cute with the dress with denim jacket.

Awesome handbag would look so cute with the dress with denim jacket.

Cool scarves.

Cool scarves.

Headbands and accessories.

Headbands and accessories.

Cute blouses at The Cotton Gin.

Cute blouses at The Cotton Gin.

Will Write Soon

Hi, Dear Readers!

I am knee-deep with assignments (yay!) and will write another post soon.  Maybe even if I can get my other work done for today.

Thanks so much for your kind comments.  It’s so exciting to have readers from all over the world:  Germany, Great Britain, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, and Australia!

Well, I’ll talk ‘atcha soon!

Best regards,

Stephanie