That's right, we are getting a dog! ( I say sort of because we are not getting a puppy, like the rest of the idiot club, haha.) We have been wanting to get a dog for a while now and now that we are all settled into our house it is the perfect time. I wanted to adopt a dog because I just feel like it is a great thing to do to take a dog out of a shelter and give it a loving home. And let's face it, it's a lot cheaper and I really am not up for a full on puppy experience. So I have been searching for about 2-3 months online at the local shelters looking for a great one. I have also been doing lots of research on breeds. We found her! She is a 1-2 year old petite Boxer mix. She is so cute and friendly, we just met her today. She is such a sweet little thing and we are so excited to bring her home on monday and start training her and loving her! She loved the kids right away and just licked them to death. They don't know what she is mixed with, and we can't tell either. Either way, she is so sweet and the workers at the animal shelter said she is great with everyone, including all the dogs and is just a bundle of love. From the pictures online I was picturing a really big dog but she is so little! She is the perfect medium sized dog. I will post a picture of her next to Allison when we get her so you can have some perspective. When they first brought her out to meet us she just was wiggling with excitement and just wanted to lick us to death. She immediately rolled onto her back for us to rub her belly. The worker handed a treat to Allison and she told the dog to sit and then gave her the treat. It was really cute. Then we got to take her for a little walk and then we filled out the adoption paperwork. We just fell in love with her. They have to check our references and get her paperwork from the vet and then we can go pick her up. We are actually doing a 2 week foster period with her just to make sure she works out and then we will finalize the adoption. I have a tender spot in my heart for Boxers after growing up around Liz and I am excited to see what the future will bring with her. Just thought you all would like to know! Here are some pictures, they don't do her cuteness justice of course. She looks really big in these pictures, but like I said, she is very petite. These are the pictures the shelter had on their site. Some name suggestions would be great, we are stumped!