Sunday, October 18, 2009

Raven

We added a new member to our family yesterday! Her name is Raven and she's a beautiful black labrador. I'll take some more pictures tomorrow, maybe outside. She really is beautiful though!

Through the wonders of Facebook, Garrett saw a post about a family looking for a new home for their dog. We had been tossing around the idea of getting another dog and Garrett REALLY wanted a black lab. The family who owned her had a baby a few months ago and felt that they didn't have the time to give to her. She is already partially trained....knows how to sit and stay. She's house broken and crate trained to sleep in a crate at night. Perfect, right. So we went to meet her in Huntington Beach yesterday evening and ended up bringing her home last night.

Dodger has not been the most welcoming to Raven, but that's to be expected after this has been her family for 12 years. Last night it was all Dodger barking at Raven, today Raven is starting to fight back. Hopefully this will not last too long!! I hope that they become friends and can keep each other company while we're at work.

Stay tuned for some better pictures tomorrow. I am planning on taking her hiking tomorrow (steering clear of the tar pits). She took a 10 mile walk with me this morning and still had energy afterwards. Yay, I have a new running partner too!!

4 comments:

Serenity NOW said...

I can't wait to meet Raven. She looks beautiful. I am sure that Dodger is keeping her eye on her turf right now to this newcomer to the family. I, too hope that Dodger and Raven will be good company for each other and I know that they both will continue to give alot of love of fun to the Riley's. Hope Kevie and Zachie will warm up to the new addition to your family.

Love you all, Susan

Grandma Dee said...

She is just precious. I know that she and Dodger will become good friends in time. Dodger's nose is out of joint for a little bit. But, she will like the company during the day. What a nice transition to have an already trained dog. Half the battle is won now. I look forward to meeting her and having her play and run with Indy. So glad you got her. It was meant to be.
Love you all,
Grandma Dee

Paula said...

We're so happy you have this new little dog and can't wait to meet her! The boys will have so much fun with her in the coming years. It's nice to know the family that had her, too. You met her at "Meet Molly"! Samll world, isn't it?
Love, Paula

Paula said...

We're so happy you have this new little dog and can't wait to meet her! The boys will have so much fun with her in the coming years. It's nice to know the family that had her, too. You met her at "Meet Molly"! Samll world, isn't it?
Love, Paula