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Monday, December 14, 2009

Holla, Betty is in the house!

 Finally, after months of waiting Ms. Betty is finally home with us! She used to be called Roxy when she was living with her super wonderful FBRN foster mom & dad.

 Beth & Barry, foster parents extraordinaire.

But we have a neighbor who has a weenie named Roxy and our good friend Chuck has a weenie named Roxy...get yer minds out of the gutter people! I'm talkin about Dachshunds. After a few days of getting to know her, we thought the name Betty fitted her perfectly. 

Friday night, I took a redeye from Los Angeles to Columbus, OH to pick up our baby girl. I arrived in Ohio at 10:00 a.m. then Beth & Barry met me in the baggage claim area since it was strangely very quiet there. It was love at first sight when I saw Betty come walkin off the elevator. After going over all her vet records, and spending some time getting to know Beth & Barry, it was time for us to get ready to get back on a plane and head West. After getting our boarding pass and going through security, we had a couple hours to spare before our flight took off.  So we hung out,

until Betty started rippin some gnarly farts. Ruh roh! She had just pooped when Beth & Barry brought her to the airport! I started walking her towards the bathroom, but I was too late. She dropped a very SOFT load next to the ticketing counter in at an empty gate. You know when you try to pick up a squishy poo pile it kinda smears a little?  In the grass, not such a big deal. On carpet in the middle of the airport... not so good.  Thankfully, we were just 15 minutes until boarding our plane. Quick! Get us outta here!!

Because of the nasty weather and such, we finally made it home around midnight on Saturday. Betty was such a trooper and great traveling partner. She really really didn't like flying, so we'll never subject her to another plane ride.

She loved meeting Stella & Gunter and visa-versa. They were so happy, I was worried I'd never get any sleep! But sleep prevailed and we all were able to get some much needed shut eye.

First on our agenda, introductions at the vet. You can tell they really didn't like her much.

Casey, not so scary vet tech.

Kisses from Casey,  free of charge.

Dr. Stephens, meet Betty. Betty, meet Dr. Stephens...

Betty in the VERY capable arms of the most wonderful vet in the world!

After winning over everyone at the vet, we headed over to the hardware store to purchase a Frenchie & Puggie proof trashcan. This little Frenchie is OBSESSED with food.

I think we might need a second cart. 

Whew, after a full morning Betty was a tired out Frenchie.

Check out those ears! We're getting rid of our satellite dish for the T.V. Betty's ears are great transmitters.

 It's only been a few days, but we're already totally in love with our girl Betty. Stella and Gunther are being pretty good housemates so far. Gunther is being a bit snarky when it comes to his toys and 'me' time with mom & dad, but we can tell in just a little time he'll come around to Ms. Betty's charm.

Gunther: "Maybe if I turn my back she'll go away.

Stella, Gunther and Betty's mom,


Dasha and Frankie the Frenchie said...

Welcome home sweet Betty! You sure are lucky to have Stella and Gunther keeping you company. And sharing, well, that's just way overrated...

Puglette said...

she is adorable! betty is a great name and i am sure she will be a wonderful addition to your family. the picture of them all in the shopping cart it too cute.

Oisín said...

Hey Guys! I gave ye all an award at our blog! :)

Manda and Oisín

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Java felt the same way as Gunther when each of the Scotties came to live with us - "If I ignore it, it will go away".

Betty looks beautiful and we can't wait to hear how enriched your life is by having her join your pack.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Salinger The Pug said...

Welcome home Betty!!!

What a perfect Christmas present for your whole family!

We LOVE the name Betty for her (because one of Salinger's littermates is named Betty!) and we LOVE those ears!!!!

Please give the whole pack some smushy face kisses from us!

Salinger and Mom (Laura)

Pug(s) and Bugg said...

YAYYY BETTYYYY! The 3 of you look so so so cute together. PS Betty BOL great airport poop that has been a dream of ours, glad you could make it happen!

Kelly said...

What a pretty girl- I just know she is going to be so happy in your home! You'll come around Gunther... it's ok!

Welcome to your forever home, Betty!

The WriggleButts said...

Welcome, Betty! Looks like you fit right in!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Oh I loved the story of how Betty came to her forever home!!! We love those ears too. It will be a wonderful Christmas at your house this year!
Thanks for your visit to my blog.
Yes the kennel paid the vet bill and that was the last time Joker went to a kennel. If he could not go then We did not go!! That is the way it has been ever since.
Dog, well all animals lover, Fern

Nevis said...

Oh, Betty, you're such a cutie!

BRUTUS said...

Hey there Betty!!!! So nice to meet ya! What a cutie you are...but understand that my heart is there with Stella. Hope you and she can be great pals (Stella doesn't look so thrilled in that title picture!). I see you new mom is already got you going shopping (how does she get away with dogs at Home Depot & Ace Hardware??), you lucky girl! Glad to hear you are home safe & sound in your forever home. Enjoy sunny CA & we'll look forward to hearing all sorts of things about you (and Stella!!!).

Brutus the Frenchie

Rosie the Party Pug said...

How cute! Betty is wonderful. What a great thing to have happen around the holidays!

Paula said...

Congratulations on getting Betty. I can see she will have you in the palm of her paws in no time and I am sure Stella and Gunther will make a good brother and sister to her.

Hank said...

EEEEEEEE!!!!!! (girl squeal)

Betty is so CUTE!!!! Stella, now you have someone you can trade clothes with and talk about boys!

EEEEEEEE!!!!!! (girl squeal again)

Gunther, you're on your own!



PS word verification: chickend

Sequoia & Petunia & Emma said...

Betty is awsome!!!! Such cute ears.

Unknown said...

Excuse me! Is Betty a trooper or a pooper? I crack myself up like that all the time.
Welcome to your home, Betty, you lucky girl!

Brutus, Ellie, Pippa and Otto said...

What a sweetie... Welcome Betty!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

Erick C said...

hheheehehe don't worry Stella, In the next few days you will see a black puggy just like you on my blog.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Welcome to your forever home Betty!
You are such an adorable baby girl!
Oh this makes our heart so happy.
We cannot wait to hear the eppisodes of all three of you.
Your new family has such a huge heart to adopt you!
Welcome sweet girl!

Dexter said...

Welcome home! I cannot imagine your petite poop was a big deal (I mean, my poops are the size of YOU).

I hope you like your new family.


Oakley and Swisher said...

Wow Betty is soooooo cute!! She seems like a great addition to the pack. What a great thing for you guys and for her, we bet she must've been a good girl this year because Santa Paws got her a great forever home for her present.

Lots of licks~
Oak and Swish

Priscilla said...

Well she is just so beautiful. Congrats!!

dw said...

Awwww, welcome, Betty!! I'm sure Gunther will come around and realize how adorable you are! :)