Monday, June 09, 2008

Dog in the Oven

Based on yesterday's post footnote, many of you speculated that Mrs. Nitmos had a bun in the oven. She felt so strongly about this she even made her thrice yearly appearance in the comments section to dispel this rumor. Rest assured, I am no longer allowed to have children. Physically, I remain as vigorous and prolific as ever (oh yeah!). However, Mrs. Nitmos, certain local and state laws, and various parenting groups have all coalesced around prohibiting me from, as they say, “inflicting any more damage onto the world.”

No, no bun in the oven. More like a dog in the bun. Or a dog in the oven. That is, we have a new dog. Some of you may remember we lost our last family dog in November.

She is every bit the pissing, whining, and licking machine you would expect for an 8 week old Brittany spaniel.

Introducing….Bella Nova.

Taking a cue from Brangelina and Madonna, we did an international adoption here. She’s Canadian, bred just outside of London, Ontario, but we’re trying not to hold her universal health care against her. She’s lucky she’s not male. With the Red Wings winning the championship, her name would have been Stanley (no matter what Mrs. Nitmos says.)

The wife and kids took her for her first ½ mile loop around my neighborhood. Between all the itching, laying in the grass and general insubordination, Garmin said she finished in 29:10. Not good. We’ll need to do better than 58 minutes per mile. This will be our summer baseline from which to start.


My daughter is going ape shit crazy with the new puppy. We have to physically separate her from Bella so the poor dog can get some sleep. And when the dog falls asleep on the floor, my daughter stands over her and stares asking over and over again “When is she going to wake up? When is she going to wake up?”

Here she is too tired to wait any longer.



The next few weeks will be busy around our place. There’ll be lots of discipline, begging for needs, and licking. And then we’ll have to deal with the dog too. (insert rim shot here).

Happy trails.
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Have you ever gone running while wearing 3 pairs of socks, snow pants and four woolly sweaters? I swear I just did. It was so darn humid on Sunday my planned "hard"10 miler became an easier sweat soaked 7 miler. If it's true that I'm full of piss and vinegar, it all come out through the pores on Sunday.

7.0 miles
49:18
7:03 pace

29 comments:

Fun Guv said...

Awwww! Bella is so cute, can't wait to meet her!

Danielle in Iowa said...

Aw, I want to steal your puppy through the internet!

Xenia said...

Technically, there is new Nitmoi running feet in your household. They just happen to be furry.

She's very cute as is your daughter sleeping next to her. Great Italian name too! :)

Sarah said...

She certainly is a cutie. You know that the reason they're so cute is so you'll have a harder time killing them when they eat your new running shoes.

(We have a 2.5-year old female Chesapeake Bay Retriever. I think I almost had a nervous breakdown during her first year at our house.)

RazZDoodle said...

Awww cute.
Just want to smooch it and hold it.

So, how many bombs on the carpet does Bella drop in an hour? More or less than you? Happy cleaning.

MissAllycat said...

Oh my goodness. I just died from cuteness overload.

Betsy said...

Adorable! Even if she is ridiculously slow.

Jeff said...

Question is who wore the Garmin? If it wasn't the pooch with all of her meanderings while wife and kids stood still, I suspect you've understated your distance. Surely it must have been a mile!

Marcy said...

Dude admit it. The real reason the poor kid is knocked out on the floor is from "Daddy's Special Juicy Juice" aka rum and some kool aid in a cup.

Pup is very cute!!

thebets said...

Adorable new addtion...good luck with the housebreaking.

nwgdc said...

Wow, what a picture of the two of them. Adorable!

Viv said...

Aww Bella is so cute! The pic of you daughter passed out next to her is even sweeter.
Bella will have to pick up the pace for this family.

jen said...

Eeeeee! Adorable!! I want a puppy. So cute. Congratulations on the new addition. :)

Lily on the Road said...

Okay I cried with sadness (at the remember), I cried with happiness at the Introduction of Bella Nova (cute name BTW), better than Stanley oh yes, you can tell Mrs. Nitmos...

and I'm so glad she's Canadian, we Canuks have to stick together.

Cute picture of the filly & the pup...they are both keepers!!

TOO CUTE!

Mir said...

Oh, she's a cutey!

Jess said...

Awe the new puppy is a cutie!

*aron* said...

omgosh she is SOOOOO cute! i love her :)

sRod said...

She's adorable. My landlord won't let us have a dog. So we're counting down the days until we move out of here.

Also, that post title lead me immediately to think that you're cooking dogs. Ew. Quite happy that the post turned out otherwise.

Ms. V. said...

That is a great picture of your girl and her dog. Put that one in a frame. Cute!

MizFit said...

SO CUTE.

me? Im longing for another Bullmastiff and **not** another child.

MizFit

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

I love the photo at the end.

And yes, 58min/mi is simply not going to cut it. Time to put that dog on a training schedule!! LOL

Viper said...

Bummer of a miss. Stanley -- or even better, Lord Stanley -- would be a great name for a dog.

Brianna said...

I didn't think another baby was on the way. Kinda like we all knew a while back that Marcy wouldn't be expanding her fam. You're not THAT crazy!

Enjoy the pup - she's cute!

Eric Gervase said...

Man... this is shameless. The only thing that will draw more visitors to your blog faster than a cute new puppy is... well, you know.

Great new addition. Lucky for everyone it wasn't a new kiddo! :)

SJ Goody said...

Dogs AND children... two of my biggest fascinations... congrats!!! That picture of your daughter and pup is hilarious.

Amanda said...

"ape shit crazy" that is now my new favorite term. I can't handle a dog or a child yet, so I assume you must be some sort of super human to do that and run like crazy.

Scott said...

I'm glad my daughter can't read or blog yet, because if she saw this post she'd be all over me to get a puppy!

SLB said...

We're having the "can I have xxx pet" demand fortuantly puppy only appears sporadically among giraffe, hippo and wait for it...dragon!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Well as long as you're banned from kids, at least you do puppies well. That one is a keeper. ADORABLE!! I love that 58 minutes per mile. Hilarious.