Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Dexter the friendly dog!

This is our wonderful (sometimes terrible) little man. We love him, we hate him, we can't stay away from him. Here is a little history about Dexter...

One fine day in November (two days after Thanksgiving, to be exact), the hubs and I ventured to our local Humane Society. We had been talking about getting a puppy, but we weren't sure what kind. We knew we didn't want a little dog that was high-maintenance (but let's face it -- ALL puppies are high maintenance). As we walked in, we were bombarded with all kinds of cute puppies and dogs who were ready to go to any loving home.

We walked around a little bit, then went back home, overwhelmed with our decision to make. We had decided to get one of the little black puppies, and had narrowed it down to three. One was a little older and a girl, and the other two were about the same age and boys. 

The next day, we brought our good friends (Liz and John) with us to help in the decision-making process. We decided to see one of the boy puppies first, and his name was TRES (like the french #3). He was so cute and energetic, we couldn't resist. That was our Dexter. 

To this day we aren't really sure how we named him Dexter. Liz was reading off cute puppy names she had looked up online, and when she got to Dexter, I just knew. Also, for anyone wondering, he is NOT named after Dexter the serial killer from the TV show (no matter HOW much Joseph wants to say he is)! 

That is our little story, and here are some more recent pictures of the little man...

taken in December (still little) 

January 2012

January 2012 

February 2012 

March 2012 

This picture above and the next two were taken at the family farm in April of this year. Beautiful dog, beautiful day! 

This one could be an advertisement for something, right? He makes you want to buy puppy stuff! 

So here's to puppies and inconveniences that are worth it in time...

Abby *


  1. ohhhh my goodness...when was he that little?!?!

  2. so adorable! i love dogs. they make me happy :)

    and i love reading your blog

    i'm following you now! :)