Sunday, February 1, 2009

Mark's Dream Come True!!!

For as long as I can remember, Mark has wanted a dog. Not just any dog, but a little dog that would live in our house. For those of you who know me, a "house dog" was out of the question! No way in @*## was I going to have a smelly, messy, furry creature living in my house!

For almost twelve years I was able to stick to my guns, but one wonderful Sunday evening my sweet sister, Julie, had to knock reality right in my face! As we sat together as a family having our usual Sunday dinner, Mark brought up the fact that now that we had a bigger house and a large backyard he wanted a dog. I, of course, went on with my usual spill of why we would NEVER get a dog. Suddenly Julie pipes up and in an oh-so-innocent way, reminds me of what a wonderful husband Mark is and that he gives me absolutely anything and everything I want! Usually my being spoiled by my husband works to my advantage, but this time I knew he deserved to get what he wanted!

The very next weekend we took a little trip to St. George with the kids. At some point during the trip Mark and the kids got online and found a litter of Boston Terriers that were for sale in Price, UT. According to Mark it was meant to be because a Boston Terrier was exactly what he wanted and Price was right on our way home - yeah right! I've driven home from St. George dozens of times and I don't recall EVER going through Price!

Needless to say, we took a short detour through Price where Mark found the puppy of his dreams! The puppy we took wasn't exactly the one that we intended to take when we were looking at the pictures online, but when we got there we all fell in love with this puppy's demeanor. He was so calm and sweet, you just couldn't help but want to cuddle him. As we drove home we all gave our input as to what his name should be. For some reason food names and girly names just weren't working, so I, with my brilliant insight, suggested that since he was a Boston Terrier, we name him Boston. Thankfully everyone agreed and our cute little new family member had a name!
We were so lucky to have chosen Boston! He was such a good puppy! He immediately slept through the night, which was a very good thing because I was NOT about to get up with him, I already did that with the other four kids! He potty trained right away, which was my biggest concern and he even put up with a VERY jealous Macie. Plus he was EXTREMELY cute and cuddly!

Our anniversary is in May and so for Mark's present I had professional pictures taken of Boston with the kids and me. He was totally surprised and loved them! These are just a few of our favorites!I have loved watching Mark fall in love with his dog! He treats him just like one of the kids. He is always buying things for him; cozy little beds, chew toys, treats and even a special winter coat! Mark and Boston have a special spot at the bottom of the stairs that lead into the kitchen. Whenever Mark sits down on the stairs Boston comes running from whatever he is doing to get his massage and "one on one" time with Mark. It's one of the funniest things ever! Mark totally spoils him, I like to tease him and say that he treats Boston better than he's ever treated our kids, sometimes it's true!

I have to admit, as much as I didn't want a dog, I am grateful that Boston is a part of our family! He has made a special connection with each one of us and has shown me how important a relationship with a pet can be for kids. He truly is one of the best things that has ever happened to our family!

5 comments:

LeShel said...

that is a super cute dog. I so want one. Kjel is the one in our family that is completely against it. The kids and I have been begging for years for a puppy to play with. I'm glad Mark got his dog.

Andee said...

You have an adorable family! I love you guys

Julie and Kevin said...

Boston is the cutest little house dog I've seen! And yes Mark did deserve at least one thing ;> hahaha

Bryant and Candice said...

Awww...I just love dogs! He's so cute!

annie latz said...

Dogs rule! But then again I'm biased :-) Very cute pics, Boston is very cute, almost as cute as my boys :-)