Jiminy Cricket! We’ve Lost Our Minds.

June 5, 2010

Christian and I are pleased to announce a new addition to our family! No, not another baby. Something ultimately more time consuming, messy, needy and destructive—a puppy. She’s a Pembroke Welsh Corgi to be exact (or as I like to call her, “the queen’s dog”). She’s truly cute as a button with her stumpy little legs, Yoda-style ears and ever-smiling doggy mouth. However, she’s also a complete pain in the rump—Little Miss “The World Is My Chew Toy!”

If we could do it over again, we’d probably name her “Trouble.” But instead, we call her Cricket—a nod to my obsession with all things English and Christian’s love of sports. We adopted her in mid-April, and over the course of the last several weeks, she’s basically overtaken our home—requiring nearly as much attention as our two children combined.

“Don’t eat that rug, Cricket!” we say.

“Stop herding our children!”

“Did you seriously just pee on the floor? You’ve been outside for the last two hours.”

“Is it really necessary to eat your crate?”

She’s a piece of work, that Cricket Nord. But despite all her badness, she’s also a wonderful pet and a joy to have around. It’s refreshing to have an animal who actually wants to spend time with us—quite the opposite of our two spoiled, insolent cats. Cricket is all smiles, all the time, and her happiness is contagious.

I can’t say that I would recommend getting a puppy to any parents of small children, but if you’re hell-bent on doing it as we were, you really can’t go wrong with a Corgi. It’s a great little breed, and our Cricket is a particularly fine example of Corgi cuteness. I warn you, though—you will be herded like cattle. You will be unable to catch her when she zips around your house like a speeding bullet. And you will be completely taken in by her intelligence, sweetness and charm.

Enjoy! 🙂

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  1. OMG – she’s crazy cute – enjoy the new addition!

  2. V. Cute! Hope she gets through the chewing stage soon. Maybe a kid herder isn’t such a bad idea…

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