OUR BABY, EMMA!!!!
Here are a few pix of our baby- actually John's baby girl, Emma. The first two photos are of Emma the night we brought Emma home- is it any wonder we just had to have her! She was such a cute puppy- these photos were taken December 28th 2005.
She is an Australian Shepherd- pure bred. A family friend in Grand Island breeds them and when we were down for Christmas, the girls were able to play with the puppies. Then our friend said we were welcome to have one. The girls were very excited- but I was a little hesitant. Did I really want another thing to have to take care of and clean up after? So we went to get John and talked with John to see what he thought. He flat out said that we couldn't get one.- which is pretty much how I felt. But there was something about someone telling me what I could and couldn't do that set me off. And it wasn't John's fault - he was being responsible and realistic. I just have this independent streak that defies being told what to do. So we loaded up the girls and went to pick out a puppy. There were 8 puppies in the litter. We chose her by letting the girls get in the kennel and watching them interact. It was John's idea- and it worked out really well- because she is a GREAT dog!
This next picture is a photo of Emma sledding with us in Feb of 2006.
Emma loves the snow and loves the farm (our family acreage out by Davey). I think Luke (John's brother) said it best- she has an energizer battery up her butt! And she keeps going and going and going! She runs all over the acreage- all 80 acres and loves to play with her cousins- Max and Mooky. She is a really good dog and she listens extremely well. She is extremely loyal and protective of the girls. She also loves to play ball but her favorite thing to do is herd up the kids when they are running in the back yard. It is so funny to watch her out at Davey with the kids. She is a good babysitter and keeps track of them very well. We are still waiting for her to tell us Timmy is stuck in the well! She is close - I just know it! She is John's girl - and NO I am not jealous... well maybe a little! =0) She is a loved addition to our family. This last photo was taken a few days ago- its a rare occasion to see her just laying around- so we had to get in on film.