Tuesday, February 06, 2007

New Addition To The Family

Most of you have noticed my recent absence... No, I wasn't in rehab

Meet Elke, our new puppy. At 8 weeks old she's 14.1 lbs. of perpetual motion
that requires much supervision.

It's been 7 years since Dax was a puppy, so we had forgotten the horrors of housebreaking. Piddle & poop patrol is ongoing, and time-consuming.

Posting may be light for a while. Please bear with me.


At February 06, 2007 12:46 PM, Blogger The Phoenix said...

Speaking of bear....that's one HUGE puppy.

At February 06, 2007 2:58 PM, Anonymous Leslie said...

That's one adorable puppy!

At February 06, 2007 3:04 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

Mazel Tov!..lol..shes a beaut Cube!

At February 06, 2007 4:18 PM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

What a cutie-pie face! Happy puppy too!
Congrats, a good reason to be off non-blogging, mommy duties do come first!

PS-IFFFFFFFF, you get tired of her....I'm straight east of you!

At February 06, 2007 5:31 PM, Anonymous Kathy said...

Well Doggone ebuc! Ain't he just the cutest little puppy!!

At February 06, 2007 7:00 PM, Blogger Always On Watch Two said...

What a darling!

Is he a German Shepherd?

How are your cats faring with this new addition?

At February 06, 2007 7:01 PM, Blogger Always On Watch Two said...

Um, she, not he.

At February 06, 2007 8:48 PM, Anonymous rgmb said...

hey CUBE!!!! Long time to talk!!!
Congrats - what an adorable Shep!!!
I love German Shepherd Dogs, I had one years ago! The best dogs!!!

At February 06, 2007 11:00 PM, Blogger Voracious Reader said...

A very worthy distraction indeed!

At February 07, 2007 12:55 AM, Blogger Raggedy said...

Hiya Elke!
Cube, she is adorable. I can see why you are busy.
Give her a scratch on the belly from me.
Enjoy the puppy days, they go by so fast.

Have a wonderful day!
(=':'=) hugs
(")_ (")Š from
the Cool Raggedy one

At February 07, 2007 2:32 AM, Blogger Jen said...


Do you pronounce that "elk-ee" or "elk-uh?"

At February 07, 2007 7:58 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

Awwwww! Congrats! There's just nothing as cute as a baby animal! :)

Good luck with the supervision! Prevention is worth a pound of cure, or in this case, a gallon of enzyme cleaner.

At February 07, 2007 8:11 AM, Blogger Eyes said...

Beautiful! I have 2 words for you..


They will make your life so much easier:>)

At February 07, 2007 9:03 AM, Blogger nanc said...

cube - did you censor out my "you know, he's going to grow up and be a dog?" comment?

something strange - almost every comment i made yesterday during a particular time frame disappeared from every place i visited! ratz...you don't suppose they're watching me...

At February 07, 2007 9:27 AM, Blogger cube said...

phoenix: yes, she's going to be a big girl.

leslie: adorable AND a handful :-)

woman: thanks.

tmw: you know it. They require constant supervision because mischief is around the corner.

kathy: Elke thanks you, but says to remind you that she's a she. I don't think she'll hold it against you since she looks much like her brothers ;-)

At February 07, 2007 9:33 AM, Blogger cube said...

aow2: she's a German shepherd.

The cats are reacting differently:

Felix, the big, 'fraidy male is running away as fast as he can.

Kinky, the tortie, is curious & not afraid, but then, she is the queen.

Pepper, the semi-feral gray tabby, is curious, but keeping her distance.

It's only been a week so who knows how they will feel when they're used to her.

At February 07, 2007 9:35 AM, Blogger cube said...

rgmb: hey stranger! Good to hear from you. Hope you're well.

Yes, shepherds are wonderful dogs. I've loved the breed all my life.

At February 07, 2007 9:43 AM, Blogger cube said...

voracious: worthy, but exhausting :-)

raggedy: you are so right. Puppyhood goes by in a blink of an eye. Before too long, I won't be able to pick her up anymore!

jen: thanks. Good question. We are pronouncing it el-kee. My girls are pushing for the more phonetic spelling of El-kie, but I'm pushing for the traditional spelling.

At February 07, 2007 9:50 AM, Blogger cube said...

brooke: lol! We're watching her like a hawk. She seems very smart though, so we think she'll catch on before too long.

eyes: we tried puppy pads with Dax & she always managed to miss the pad. We take Elke outside frequently & don't let her run around the house unsupervised.

nanc: I never saw your pithy comment

I would never censor you. It must've been the black helicopter crowd ;-)

At February 09, 2007 9:11 PM, Blogger Caz said...

Congratulations on being the owner of a real animal! That's excellent. I always thought you were solely a cat person.

Lovely looking mutt, friendly face.

At February 10, 2007 8:36 AM, Blogger cube said...

caz: I love all kinds of animals. In addition to my 3 cats, I also have a 7 year old German Shepherd named Dax. The new puppy is getting under her skin at times. Elke can be a real pest.


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