Monday, February 14, 2011

Congratulations, It's A Boy!

It's official - Kodiak is the newest member of the family! His adoption is final on Valentine's Day, so we just had to celebrate.

As we always do when we have something to celebrate, we got a pup cake from Gourmutt's Bakery. Its the perfect size for the pups to share. We went with Valentine's Day colors in honor of the holiday (even though we had our party a day early). From now on, though, we'll celebrate Kodiak's Gotcha Day on December 3rd, as that's the day he came into our lives.

Kodiak wasn't too sure of the new and scary item at first. He finally decided he liked the cake, but he was never very comfortable with the plate.

See how he's leaning away from the plate? Silly puppy...

But he makes up for his silliness with some serious cuteness.

Duncan came over to offer his support (and to help eat the cake).

Finally, Kodiak was almost relaxed even with the plate so close.

Getting my pack together.

Don't kid yourself - this picture was hard to coordinate.

Thanks to the pups' Aunt Mary, everyone got to open presents! Kodiak thought he was scared of the plate - turns out the gift bag and tissue paper were absolutely terrifying! The squeaky toy was good, though...

I'm really excited about having Kodiak join the family. Reyna and Duncan like him (well, Duncan has a bit of sibling jealousy, but that's normal considering he was the baby of the family for 5 years) and he's definitely wriggled his way into my heart. I have high hopes for this pup, once we get him past his terror of cars, thresholds, packs of toilet paper, paper plates, gift bags, chairs, tissue paper, neighbors, plastic bags, stock sticks, loud noises, fast movements, and a few other odds and ends. He's come a long way since December 3rd and I have no doubt that he'll go even farther.

Welcome to the family, little boy!


Anonymous said...

I knew you were gonna do it.....I could see it in your face at Christmas.....SO....Happy Valentine's Day .....Happy Kodiak Day......and in December we'll celebrate Happy Gotcha Day!!!!
Eek......that's another 4-legged grandbaby for me!!!
:) Love, Mom

Anna the GSD said...

Awesome!!! I know you guys will make Kodiak a very mature and courageous young man in a safe, secure, loving home! Can't wait to see more!

John Van said...

I'm not going to say I told you so, but....

Steve and Laura said...

Congrats Janine and Kodiak! We've been keeping up with you on the blog but have been busy with two pups of our own. We'll send you an email with photos.