Tuesday, September 27, 2005 | 0 Comments

Sometime over the weekend my counter topped 6000! How did I celebrate? I got a new friend. Here is my new friend:
His name is Neo. Isn't he adorable? We adopted him from the Chippewa Falls shelter (Chippewa Falls- home of Leinenkugel's Brewery!! Yummy!!). He is a 2 year old mini-doxie with dapple coloration. Yes, that is one of the doxie colorations. It is not as widely known as the copper or black and tan, but I love it!

Here he is lounging with our other adopted dog, Zero, a rat terrier mix. We've had Zero for four and a half years. He's had a much harder life than Neo. He was abused by his previous owners and was left behind when they moved; outside, in February, in WISCONSIN!! He was there three days before a neighbor finally called the shelter to come pick him up. Poor doggie. It took a long time to work out some of his neurotic issues. He's very paranoid and barks and pees to relieve his anxiety. He's so lucky that he got us!!

Neo is just the easy-going, patient, lovable dog friend that Zero needs to come out of his shell just a little more. Yay, 6000!


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Blogger evilsciencechick said...

congrats on 6000! w00000t!

and a BIG CONGRATS on your new addition! he is adorable!

I would love to get a friend for Sadie - it might help her become a little more sociable. But NOT until we're in a house with a big yard. She's enough to deal with cooped up inside all day!

September 27, 2005 2:34 PM

Blogger SierraBella said...

Congrats on both counts!

What a couple of cuties.

September 27, 2005 3:22 PM

Blogger Randi said...

they are both adorable!!!! i have to get my shorty neutered next week. my female is going to go into heat and i dont want puppies....

September 27, 2005 3:34 PM

Blogger Astoria said...

Ahh they are so cute!! What a great pair of guys! YOU ARE SO LUCKY & I AM GREEN WITH ENVY!! Big shout out to the big 6000 way to go!!

September 27, 2005 4:47 PM

Blogger Sandy said...

Too cute! I always think its nice to have two dogs. They keep each other company.

September 27, 2005 9:28 PM

Blogger OldRoses said...

Congrats on 6000! A bigger congrats on the newest addition to your family. WHAT A CUTIE!!!!!!!

September 27, 2005 11:32 PM

Blogger Dr. Who said...

I love pets but dogs are my favourite! They both look great.

I wish I could have one but living with a roommate doesn't help and also it's quite difficult to find a place to rent here where they allow pets :(

September 27, 2005 11:34 PM

Blogger Derek Knight said...

that dog looks like quite the unfortunate mix of...something.

seriously, it looks like a Dairy Queen® Blizzard flavor treat® gone awry.

September 28, 2005 9:56 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

ESC, these guys are pretty inactive. The extent of their indoor activity involves laying on the couch, barking at people walking by, and following me around the house hoping I'll drop some food.

Sierrabella, thanks!

Randi, is that a euphemism? ;)

Astoria, I thought you were green from the Subway roast beef.

Sandy, I thought so too.

OldRoses, we really got lucky! I called on the way to the shelter to check if they could hold him for us since it was such a long drive. They said that THREE other people called about him after I talked to them! but they were holding him for us :)

Dr. Who, dogs are awesome. My husband always said that he was a cat person, until we got a dog!

Derek, ha! I thought the same thing! Only a yummy mix of Reese and Oreo. Mmmm....*drool*

September 28, 2005 10:13 AM

Blogger ORF said...

I am not a dachsund fan because one bit me once as a kid, but I will admit that that first picture is pretty darned cute! I need to figure out how to upload pics of my six-toed cat onto the computer so I can get people to ooh and awww over him :) hehe!

September 28, 2005 12:04 PM

Blogger The Doc said...

I must admit that, even as an avowed cat person, your new dog is very cute. That doesn't make me any less of a cat person, does it?

September 28, 2005 12:37 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

ORF, I had a polydactyl once. He would always get caught on things by the "thumb" claws.

TheDoc, no. I'm definitely a dog person, and I have a cat. In fact, I have had several cats. And loved them. Just not like I love dogs. And I don't love dogs like I love horses! Ah! Horses!!

September 28, 2005 12:47 PM

Blogger Shannon said...

They're so cute! I love Neo's color!

September 28, 2005 6:02 PM

Blogger DrMax said...

6000 well deserved hits. Congrats Syl, I will try to locate some Leinies to celebrate. Neo will learn he has a good home soon and I'm sure he'll relax. Is it traditional to get a dog at 6000 hits? Not that I'll ever have to worry about it, but I thought 6000 hits was a belt sander.

September 29, 2005 12:39 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

I already have a belt sander. And a fab one at that! With dust bag attachment, easy change sanding belt, ergonomic grip, and well placed saftey stop. And it's a pretty blue. Ah! I think I'm going to have to sand something now! Thanks, DrMax!

September 29, 2005 1:24 PM

Blogger sideshow bob said...

Our house looks better on the internet than in real life...let's live on the internet! Please!?!

September 29, 2005 9:29 PM

Blogger Lyvvie said...

He's so cute!!!

He looks like he's just melted right into the family and become stuck in good. Well done.

October 02, 2005 3:12 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

He has. I can't remember what it was like around here before him.

October 03, 2005 9:00 AM