our new addition

Please welcome _________________, our as yet unnamed addition to the family:

 He came to live with us yesterday, which was also his six-month birthday, and quickly learned we take a lot of photos here.

I don’t think he minds, though. Especially since he is the mellowest dog ever. So far he has spent 90% of his time with us contentedly riding around in someone’s arms.

He’s spent the remaining 10% of his time romping around after Murray and Mia, who are at last united in their distrust of the cute new arrival.

He came with the name Ben, which we really liked at first and thought we’d go with, but by last night we were all wavering on whether he really seemed like a Ben, after all. The girls and I are partial to Graham (with the added benefit that his nickname could be graham cracker, natch) and the menfolk are partial to Nathan or Nate, for short. Other names in the running are Owen, Joel and Wes. It’s a tough call. Any votes? Any other recommendations?

9 thoughts on “our new addition”

  1. I first thought I was looking at a picture of Mia, but of course, Mia is white. The new pup is cute. Is he bigger than Mia? Since he is a Chihuahua, I think he should have a Spanish name – like Manuel, Juan, Fernando, Chico, Jose, Juan, Eduardo, Pedro, Carlo, etc. etc. or Bowser. Poor Murray. Another one to get accustomed to. I hope this one doesn’t chase Murray around like Mia did.

  2. It’s Anna and her best friend + Helen.
    Helen says that was hurtful.
    Fiona says that you should name the dog Rupert like Helen’s little brothers middle name.
    Thank you for listening Mom. |:)unibrow-Helen

    P.S. Helen says we are only partially insane.
    P.P.S. Helen says she doesn’t have a unibrow.

  3. He’s smaller than Mia, actually. We never thought we’d see the day when Mia seemed big. Murray has taken it very well and pays as little attention to the new guy as to Mia.

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