Sunday, November 23, 2008

Meet Bowser


For an early birthday present, I surprised Spencer with a puppy today. This is the kid equivalent to hitting the lottery. He was shocked, in awe and then totally in love with that little fur baby. It took him about 30 minutes to settle on a name. Kim, Jimmy and I liked the name 'Banjo', IV liked BINGO, Mom liked Butch, but Spencer wanted to name him Bowser. Bowser is one of his favorite players on his Mario Brothers game and is a tough guy.
Originally I was seeking an Australian Shepherd/Blue Heeler mix and I wanted a female, but Kim found this one with a guy that rescues and re-homes dogs near Charlotte and was certain that his personality was the right fit for Spencer and convinced me to meet the puppy. It looks like the puppy is a Rottweiler mix. He is calm, loving, and a total snuggle-puff. Just like Spencer. It was a perfect match! We went to PetSmart this evening and got a leash, food, treats, toys, etc. It was so much fun! By the way, why didn't anyone tell me that PetsMart is THE meet and greet for gay guys? Seriously, the dog food aisle was like a gay singles bar!
A big THANK YOU to John and Melissa for letting us borrow their crate, Kim for the doggie delivery and Jimmy for setting up for the puppy. Spencer is the happiest kid in the world tonight! It makes my heart warm!

13 comments:

Kathy said...

Wow! Aren't you mom of the year! How wonderful for Spencer! I like the name Bowser - that's perfect!

Yankee said...

He is just the cutest thing ever! Spencer must be in heaven. You are the best mom!

Robyn said...

Lucky guy that Spencer, what a cute puppy. Mutts are always the best.

LesleMora said...

What a cutie! I love the name Bowser too, but it reminds me of Sha Na Na, I think spelled with a Z though. Tangent. Anyway, have fun loving on the new family member!

Amy said...

Ahhh! Spencer looks so happy! And Bowser is adorable.

Patti H said...

what a great surprise for Spencer and love the name you all decided on! But I could not help but notice the size of his paws. He is going to be one big dog! Nothing is better than a boy and his puppy!

Leslie said...

how wonderful! He so deserves every happiness...what a perfect early gift!

Kim said...

It makes me so happy seeing the pictures of Spencer with the puppy. I am so glad he loves him! I got attached though, and miss the little fur ball. Auntie Kim is going to be visiting a lot!

~Denise AKA NYNative said...

Happy Birthday Spencer!!! May Bowser give you many wonderful years of friendship!
Good luck with the puppy training! :)

How sad it is that when I read "Bowser" I immediately thought of Super Mario Bros.?

Amy Chomas said...

OMG! Such a cute pup!!! Congrats on the new baby in the family! Looks like Spencer is in LOVE hehe!

The Partin Family said...

Ha ha ha! BINGO! WHERE? Where are the senior citizens? Ha ha! I love the name Bowser! No problem with the crate...anything we can do to help! It was great decorating the tree with you! Let me know the next time you guys scrapbook, I have alot of pictures of Meredith and have not done one thing with them.

Paula... said...

Awwww Bowser is so cute - Spencer is one lucky guy :) They're going to be inseperable!!

Cheri Pryor said...

There was a farmer had a dog, but bingo WASN'T his name-o....
B-O-W-SER....okay, it doesn't go with the music. Too many syllables. lol!! That dog is way too freakin' adorable and I LOVE that name. It's perfect. Can't wait to see many, many Spencer/Bowser pics!!