Yay, we got a puppy today.  We have been looking for a boxer/lab cross for months now because that is what our last dog was, but we haven’t had any luck until yesterday.  She is a very sweet little pup… with those adorable puppy-dog eyes that follow you around.  She is just six weeks, so she is sleeping in our room and is pretty much fulfilling my needy maternal instincts as we wait for word on the adoption front. 

 Of course, Jo just loves her.  Sophie actually slept on Jo’s lap in the carseat much of the way home from Spokane.   She also licked Jo all over her face, and Jo, (thinking it was a good way of showing affection), promptly licked her right back — yuck! hair all over the tongue!