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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Introducing Mason....


I must freely admit, that ten years ago when my honey and I met I was not an animal person. I wouldn't let them near me, touch me, hated shedding and hair, the smell, and the thought of a bare naked ass looking at me was not pretty. Didn't want them near me, at all. Over the last couple of years, on many occasions, I've looked up to see my honey shaking his head while looking at me saying, "I can't believe what I'm seeing." Me, petting a dog or saying hi to a passing pet. And still, I have not wanted my own. But I'm afraid it happened violently and quickly. I have been stricken. Yesterday we spotted a cute little thing in a shop window that clung to me like you know what on you know what. Today, we went back to look and, guess what, the sign in the window said "Hold for Michelle." I have to say, my heart sunk (but I'll deny it to the end lest anybody see my softer side). The nice shop lesbian lady redirected us to a cute little boy Poodle-Maltese mix born on November 1. We've named him Mason. He's home now, freshly bathed, new bed, and seems exhausted. It's been quite a day for him on, this, his first day in a new home. It's the very first animal that I've ever purchased or owned, other than the ones we had growing up. 45 years old and a brand new kid. Amazing. We've got neighbors coming over in a few hours for a champagne toast and snacks in celebration of our new domestic partnership. And, boy oh boy, won't they be surprised. Married and child. All in the same week. Baby pics are here.

42 comments:

Kelly said...

awww.... too cute... congrats...

LeLo in NoPo said...

OMG. A maltipoo! You know we have a maltipoo who we love so much it's crazy. Proof: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lelonopo/sets/72157601573807692/

I look forward to lots more photos of Mason!

Laurie said...

Congratulations to the new DADS!
He's a little cutie!

Timmy said...

How cute! Oh...and Mason too. ;-)

I have a long story about how I ended up with Calvin. The timing was awful but I made it work. I can't imagine not having him around. And so many friends said, "I didn't know you were a dog person?" It only takes one.

I'll open up a bottle of champagne here in Houston and toast all three of you!

Jim said...

Wow your life just went on fast forward!

Right away you need get a copy of the book "How to Housebreak Your Dog in 7 Days". It's a god send.

christopherc said...

Congratulations!!! it sounds like you're growing up in your 40's!!

I can't imagine not having my pup-child, but then again I grew up with critters of every sort.

Hope you have half the joy from your child that I get from my own.

-C

Ur-spo said...

pets can be very loving and therapeutic for you, so I am glad you are trying one out.
I don't think you will regret it.

Dave2 said...

GAH!! CALL THE EXTERMINATOR!! CALL THE EXTERMINATOR!!

Oh... wait...

Lemuel said...

My princess sends her love to Mason. She is a Schnauzer/Poodle mix (Schnoodle) and looks very much like Mason (only with "naturally curly hair").

Oh, Lewis, if you have been bitten with love for your new child, you will never be the same. They will frustrate and anger you, but they will fill your life with such love that you will never understand life without them!

Best wishes to you, your husband, and your new son.

Breenlantern said...

"and the thought of a bare naked ass looking at me was not pretty." Yeah, right, since when? OK, the pic of the new baby? adorable. The pic of you and the new baby? Too adorable for words. Congratulations papa(s)!!!!!

wep601 said...

How cute! How fun! I was the same way 9 years ago... my love had 3 dogs, and I finally grew to love them also. We still have 3 dogs, just different dogs now! :-) CONGRATS!!

emeraldcityguy said...

He's adorable. I can't imagine my life without a pet or two around to get in the way, throw up and whine at inappropriate times. Ummm - never mind that last party. Congrats! :O

Durand said...

You . . . and a dog. I am speechless.

Nathan said...

You just had your union last week and now you have a baby? You sure did get knocked up quickly :)

Mason is a cutie. Congrats on your first.

Java said...

AB-solutely adorable! Mason is a cutie, too. No joke, Lewis, those shots of you holding him- you look so smitten.
Congratulations on the new pup. I'm sure he'll bring much excitement to your life.

Sorted Lives said...

I am so happy for you. Mason is adorable!! M wants a dog so bad.

tornwordo said...

Aww, the thing is gonna bring you years of joy. Congrats!

"Just David!" said...

wow, and you weren't showing in any of the recent pics... good for you!!! and, to have your figure back so soon!!! beware of the drinking though, it can pass thru breast milk... or are you bottle feeding?? congrats on the new baby!!! adorable!!!

RAD Homo said...

Super cute..Congrats on the new baby! Lucky kid just scored too on some nice daddys!!!

The Neighbors Will Hear said...

Well, this certainly explains the rush to the altar. And here I'd thought that shotgun weddings were an exclusively breeder phenomenon.

Congratulations on the puppy. Very cute. Is there a Dixon in the future?

birdoparadise said...

Congratulations on your husband and "child." You are toast now, you know that, don't you? Your dog will soak up all your love and return it a hundredfold. You won't believe the lengths you'll go to for that four-legged bundle. And you'll smile and cry and do it again.

Best of luck and love to your new family.

Birdie

Greg said...

Awww! Too much cuteness!!

WAT said...

Aw, is he not the sweetest looking little thing?

Well it's about time! I find animals way better and nicer than people to be honest.

Cooper said...

Mason has two Daddies! Congrats to all of you.

CJ said...

Well well. Never say never. I would NEVER of thought I would have a dog much less two. My brother and friends would say I was nasty nice and too finicky in my house and yard. They don't say that anymore. Dogs rule!
Congrats Lewis on all you have to celebrate.

Nathan Garvison said...

that dog is definitely not my type of dog, but you holding it makes it cute! :D Have fun with the doggie!

Anonymous said...

so cute...just like his daddies!
Edmund

D-Man said...

Well, color me surprised! (pic #5 is my favorite) You're a goner now!

I always knew you had a heart, Tin Man ;)

bardelf said...

Mason is a sweetie! I hope that you have many long happy years together.
We have a Siberian Husky named Fargo. Other than his constant shedding, he is a dream.

Ryan said...

aww!!!
i love dogs i have 2 of them.

Trailhead said...

Cutie! Congratulations.

Christopher said...

Congrats to you & the Hubba-Hubby...what an awesome month y'all are having!

Spamouflage said...

We have a cat and he/it is the most annoying thing in the world. But Mao is adorable when he's good. And I love looking at Ed caring for him. But I hate him, but I love him!

Wayne said...

Better you than me! No "kids" here!

Derek said...

too cute, I love him! I need to be a daddy again! Love that little chair he's on.

Steven said...

Such a cutie-patootie! He reminds me of Boomer. Remember to let him do his own thing for the next week or so until he's accustomed to you and his surroundings. I'd hate to hear of a bite "...on you know what you know where." ;-)

Congrats, Lewis!

TJ said...

Congratulations to the happy couple! I have to say that you didn't look with child in your wedding photos. I would have never guessed it to be a shotgun wedding, but thankfully your hubby did the right thing and kept you from the shame of having a bastard child. Also might I add that he has your eyes. :)

David said...

Puppy!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness...Mason is sooooo darn cute!! We must come over and see him sometime soon maybe Jerry will change his mind and get me a puppy too.
Take care,
Lila

Geoff said...

Congratulations! Those are awesome pics!

CTOcity said...

Congrats on the new arrival! He is wonderful! Enjoy every moment you can...

Anonymous said...

The only being that loves you more than he loves himself...IT'S YOUR DOG !!!!
Congratulations
Beto