in june 2010, our lives got turned upside down in the best possible way: the birth of our awesome kiddo, john. in october 2013, brother charlie charged into our life to change the status quo again. and june 2016 brought us brother ben to round out our trio.

i'm proud to have "mom" at the top of the list of titles on my resume, but i'm also still a hard-working professional. how does a working mom juggle work and family? ride along with me and see if i can figure it out!

Friday, April 29, 2011

new family member

pic of the day: the first family walk with buddy
our family got a little bit bigger today! buddy joined us today about 2:30 pm when he arrived from the long drive from nacodoches, tx. ann and another volunteer from st. francis anmal rescue over there were kind enough to take the time to bring buddy to his new home.

buddy was a little nervous at first - it is clear that he has been mistreated at some point in his life, and he is particularly wary of men's hands. but in the less than seven hours he's been here the change is already phenomenal. he follows my husband every where he goes. he's happy to lean against us and almost get in our laps. he wags his tail and is happy to see us when we walk in from the other room. in short, i don't think it will be too long before he's 100% settled in and loving his new life.

we went for our first family walk this evening. buddy definitely spooks when there are strange noises behind him, but he did well overall. he did pull a bit more than we'd like, but everything seems so new to him that i think he'll adjust to that quickly too.

but the best part? well, i bet you can guess. but don't guess. check out this picture:

this is what it's all about. i wish you could see buddy's
face. he's grinning almost as big as john is.
and only slightly more drool is involved.

1 comment:

imac said...

love it Jess~ buddy is in his forever home
aunt keren