A while ago we had a conversation that went about like this: Roo: Maybe we could get another dog. Annie: No! No, absolutely not! Not in a million billion years. If I get any more wretched dog hair in this house my head will explode! It’s already too crowd ed in here! It’s impossible. Totally impossible. No! (she throws a nearby plate on the ground to emphasize her point and bolster her argument.) Roo: (nods) Yeah. So…I guess there is this little corgi dog who was abused and they left him outside for long periods of time and his little ears don’t stand up because he was abused. I guess he’s really cute and desperate and lonely. And I heard the people who have him now can’t keep him and they might have to send him to the animal shelter where he’ll probably die because no one will want a corgi with allergies and floppy ears. Annie: (in between sobbing) We’ll take him! Please just let us take him! I don’t care about floppy ears! I love floppy ears…(it went on like this for some time.) Roo: Good. Cause I told them we would tonight. So we ended up with Chase—the floppy eared corgi with food allergies and a tiny head. Though our little apartment is more like a zoo than anything else, we love all of our pets! While Lando can be characterized as stubborn, mischievous, and demanding, Chase is submissive, sweet, and obedient. And if you were wondering—No, Chase is not a Star Wars character. His evil original abusive owners named him that. But he is not a puppy anymore, so we didn’t want to upset his unstable world any more by changing his name on him. We’ve just had to come up with a few creative nicknames such as:
(Coined by Jordan)
CHASE OF BASE
and my personal favorite:
CHASE VENTURA: PET
(For those of you who have your concerns, let me reassure you by saying: we plan on having the next addition to our family be of the human variety.)
This is the 25th picture in my 25th picture folder. (I was supposed to start with 2nd's but that one was boring...) These are my siblings and cousins on our wedding day...waiting around while we got our pictures taken.
This is the 6th picture in the 6th folder. It is me and Roo with a pregnant man in front of Mann's Chinese Theater in Hollywood. 2003.
This is the 8th picture in the 8th folder. When we lived in the desert in California, we would go on day trips. On this day we drove around the mountain and out of the desert to get here--the Walk of Giants. It was beautiful!
This is the 10th pic of the 10th folder. Here we are in Florence where we got engaged about an hour after this was taken. When I see this picture I think, "I wish I could go back to that day and not feel like a scared little girl...and fix my hair."