Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Welcome Edith


Some people just aren't dog people. Those people are not very happy with me right now and I don't much care. They say things like, "How can you take care of two dogs? How can you afford it? Telemachus likes being alone. You aren't home as it is. You make irrational decisions."

Here is my reply. Look at my new little baby's face. Dogs are pack animals. I was never home because I worked full time and earned an MFA (one in which I traveled to four universities) in 3 years (Thanks mom for helping out with Telemachus). I'm broke...there will be no more summer long backpacking trips for quite some time. I'm a writer so that means most of my time is spent right here in this very apartment. I am my mother's only child and look how messed up I am. Telemachus needs a sister (hopefully not a girlfriend).

In all seriousness, I know those non-dog people will come around the minute they set eyes on this new beauty. And who wouldn't love a dog named after Edith Piaf? I should train her in French. The only problem is that though I spent some time in France a few summers ago, I can only say things "I would like some red wine. I would like some white wine. I will have the special of the day. Thank you."

As for Telemachus, he is not quite sure about Edith yet. I only pulled the above picture off with some bribing. I do have confidence that they will soon be the best of friends. My intent was to rescue a dog...what could be more special? However, most of the dogs at the places I searched were too big for apartment living. Pugs are a bit different from other dogs and as much as I love Pit Bulls, I just didn't think it was right for Telemachus. So now I have two babies who will climb into the bed using the doggy steps and keep me up all night with their snoring. Does life get any better than this?

12 comments:

Karen J. Weyant said...

OMG. Edith is so cute! Congrats on the new pup!

Penultimatina said...

Awwww! Total Cute Overload! Pets like company (of course, I have six cats and a dog, so I obviously think so).

Congrats on your new wee one.

Helen Rickerby said...

I'm not really a dog person (definitely a cat person), but even I think your new fur-baby looks adorable. And they will be able to entertain each other.

I enjoyed reading about your adventures in Ireland - it seemed to have gone so quickly! I hope you got lots of poems written.

Jennifer Sullivan said...

Thanks everyone. Motherhood is sweet! Will post more pics soon.

Helen-I wrote close to nothing in Ireland. I guess I was filling up my creative gas tank (and drinking pints). I took so many walks and worked on things in my head, but the only thing that made it to paper is pretty much journal type bs that maybe someday will mold itself into something. I haven't digested it all quite yet, but I have some ideas. At this point I am just too emotionally attached and everything I write is sappy. Ireland is almost too close to me. How silly! Thanks for reading. I will post more adventure stories soon.

Amy said...

Jen--Edith is fantastic! And adorable. I'm a dog person, so no arm-twisting here. I had three dogs for 15 years. Now I'm down to one lovely cat...
Hope to see you soon...

Meili Price said...

Edith is the loveliest little pug that could ever be a Telemachus companion. I'm very glad for you!

Maggie May said...

as i tell me daughter, it's illegal to be that cute.

dogs need other dogs, yes. you are right. they are wrong. :)

i LOVE her name. perfection. i have an obsession with naming things. it's one of my favorite things in the world to do. and you are good at it!!

Maggie May said...

ps have you read 'a pack of two' ? i think the woman who wrote it, her last name is Knapp. i think!

a very cool dog-love book. serious natured, though. not frilly. but a good read.

Marissa said...

i love them. :) :) How wonderful to have two now! It's nicer that way; when you're busy they can now entertain themselves together.

Jennifer Sullivan said...

Thanks for the lovely comments. I knew my writer friends would understand.

Amy-do you think you will rescue more dogs? You are such an animal lover. I imagine you with one cat and three dogs.

Maggie-I have not read that book but I will definitely check it out. I am a sucker for any book about dogs. I am flattered that you like my dog names. When I took Edith to the vet and they called her name, everyone looked at me funny. The vet said, "Well, that is the first Edith I have ever met."

Marissa-That's exactly what I was thinking. Thanks.

Meili-Hope you are enjoying England.

Amy said...

I almost brought home a dog the other night!

Elizabeth said...

Oh, how cute. I think every dogs needs a pal. Don't let those neigh sayers bother you.