Tuesday, January 02, 2007

A New Addition

"Here I am, cleaning s**t off of practically everything" ~ Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

We have a new addition to our little family here in Fredericksburg.
Meet Susie, an eight week old Pug Puppy.

That's my son who you can see behind her. He took the picture himself with a brand new digital camera which allowed him to take approximately 10 pictures and then promptly just stopped working. We still haven't figured out why it won't work anymore. We have the appropriate memory card and rechargable batteries and everything, so the mystery of why it won't work anymore escapes us.

So, we took the rest of our Christmas Pictures with the old reliable disposable cameras from Walmart and put them on CD for uploading.

By the way, The quote at the beginning came from the introduction of one of Kurt Vonnegut's books, I don't remember which one. The context is that his brother wrote Kurt a letter telling him about the birth of his first child. He was explaining what kinds of changes he and his wife had to go through since the arrival.

Vonnegut said that, along with his sister's last words as she lay dying from cancer, "No pain", were the themes of every one of his novels.

I thought it was appropriate considering what we are going through housebreaking this pup.


Marie's Two Cents said...

What a cute puppy!

I just wanted to stop by and wish you the Happiest Of New Years!!!

FrenziedFeline said...

Awww, they're both cute! :)

The things with electronics is if they're going to go, it's usually sooner than later. I assume it is under warranty, so that would be good. I've known a thing or two of my son's that got its brain fried because the batteries were reversed, or that he put in rechargable batteries when it should only have regular batteries. It can so frustrating!

Good luck with the pup! :)

Pamela Reece said...

Congrats on your new addition... hang on the house-breaking! All will be well soon!

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Pugs are awesome. They're ugly as hell and cute that way. And I like their sickly nasal congestion.

That picture looks like something out of Blair Witch Project (which I haven't seen, btw).

Francis Lynn said...

Geesh - ya scared the hell outta me. When the pic popped up on my screen, I thought "ack! what the hell's my ex-wife doing on your site." After a closer look I saw it was only a doggie. But there is an uncanny resemblance. And like your doggie, my EW was not house-broken. Still isn't I hear tell.