Thursday, November 18, 2010

The "perfect" addition!?!?

Well y'all...the Bruce family is growing again, BUT wait, it's not in the way you may think.

Meet Molly, our four-legged, furry friend, and now new member of our CRAZY household.
We've been tossing around the idea about getting a dog for a while now, but weren't quite sure if now was the right time. We knew the boys would LOVE having a
pet, and thought it would make THE perfect Christmas present, however, the babies are still so young and needy. Did we really want to add yet another "thing" to our already busy home?!?!
Well, we started doing some research and began "just looking" around at some available dogs on Petfinder. In our search for the "perfect" dog, we came across an agency called Carolina PAWS.

They rescue animals from area shelters, give them some basic training, and then adopt them out into loving homes. They were so helpful as we searched for the "perfect" dog for our family. We told them what we were looking for and they helped us narrow down our hunt.

They introduced us to "Molly" and we all instantly fell in LOVE.

She's sweet, calm, loving, housebroken, doesn't shed, gets along GREAT with kids, likes to run (one thing I wanted), and not to mention is just simply ADORABLE!!!
Seriously, what more could we ask for!?!?

She's a precious five month old boxer-mix.
The kids are head-over-heels in love with her.

Poor thing, she's probably just a little over whelmed by all of us though;)
She's received A LOT of LOVIN' in the last 24 hours.
Bless her heart!


Kandi said...

She's beautiful! The kids will love having her around, I bet. So nice that she doesn't shed and is already housebroken! What a great organization!

Megg said...

I want to commend you for getting a shelter dog rather than going through a breeder! Shelter animals are the best and they need homes!! (I have a shelter kitty myself!)
She is so so cute and looks like a great fit!

Cari B said...

we have two full blooded boxers and they make GREAT family dogs. we have a busy 14 month old that can't get enough of them! what a fun addition!

Melanie said...

Oh!! Molly is just adorable!!! I love all of the pics of the kids down on the floor with her! I'm sure she's going to bring them all a lot of joy & fun! Sounds like she has a perfect temperament & no shedding, wow that's awesome!

Kelly said...

We have been thinking of a dog too. I have 4 kids too but have not been brave enough yet to add to the craziness. Maybe you just inspired me. LOVE following your blog. You guys are a wonderful family!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

She is so cute! I think she's a wonderful addition to your family!

Courtney said...

What a great addition for your family. Enjoy!

Bethany said...

Oh boy. Here you go again. Ha! Jake will love coming over to play now!

Deidre said...

Awww ... she's really cute. We got a puppy Monday after waiting 8 years! It's been a bit more work this week, but we love her.

mitzi said...

What fun!! All the kids look like they are already in love with her. I have 4 pugs and one of my girls name is Molly.
I love reading about your family...wish I had your energy!ha
Have a fun weekend with your new family member!

Francis said...

what a great addition! the kids will love her!

Melissa said...

I currently have three rescued shelter dogs: Oliver, Abbey, and Mollie :) They are the best!!! I know your family will enjoy having her and she will enjoy all the love and attention!

paige said...

So excited about your new addition - however, this comment is about Sophie's right, big toe!! How precious is that toe sticking straight up in the air in the last picture!! For some reason, I LOVE it when Ryan does that!! So cute!!! It's like they're so excited they don't even realize they're sticking their toes up!!! :-)

Terri said...

Wow!!! My internet was down last week and I got way behind. Didn't know about this big news!! She looks adorable!!! How fun for the kids. More wonderful memories for your family!!! Your Thanksgiving looks like it was awesome, and it is good to see the great update on Miss "A". Love to you and your family! Blessings!!!