As many of you know, there’s a new addition to our family: Lucas.
Lucas sleeping

Things have been very hectic here for the last few days. We had a health scare with our adult dog, George, but it seems we’re mostly through that now. In any case, I don’t really have time for a full post tonight, but there’s a short clip of their first meeting on YouTube

And here’s one more picture…
Lucas between Deb's feet
Yes, he crawled between Deb’s feet while she was cleaning up and fell asleep. 🙂

Welcome, George.

Say hello to George…

George drinking from a water dish
George having a drink

(Note: Clicking on the above photo will show you a larger version. The other photos in this post are just the small size.)

So far, that’s the only close up I’ve been able to take of him where he wasn’t a) moving too fast for the camera to focus on, or b) impossible to see because of the “can’t photograph a black dog” problem. He’s named after the classic Loony Tunes “I will call him George” routine that appears (I believe) in several of the cartoons. Here’s one example.

We’ve had him for about 3 days now, and he seems to be settling in. There have been no issues between him and Lucky, our old dog, and there’s even some signs that they are going to be ok with each other…

Lucky standing over George in the back yard.
Not quite friends yet.

He’s a purebred Black Labrador Retriever, with very strong parentage. He also already has the “sad puppy eyes” thing down perfectly…

George showing his puppy face
Ah, what's wrong George? 🙁

We’re still in the phase where we have to get up once in the night to let him out, so Deb and I are both a bit sleep deprived right now, but that shouldn’t last too long — he says hopefully.