there's a new man in my life.

that's right, there's a new man in my life. he's young and quite handsome. he has thick, shiny, jet black hair that i love to run my fingers through. he has muscular shoulders and a strong build, so i know he'll always protect me should it come to that. he loves to snuggle and just likes relaxing, but can be playful if i want. his kisses are sweet, his voice is deep, and i think i'm in love. and guess what, chris doesn't mind at all! so i want to introduce you to the new man in my life...

i'm pleased to introduce you to kona, the black lab. he's a bed hog and a lap dog, and we love him. for the last few weeks, i've been sending chris links to labs or lab mixes at the humane society, but he hasn't really given me much of a response. on thursday, i looked at the humane society page for a neighboring county and found that they were providing a temporary home for this handsome guy. i sent the link to chris, and on friday afternoon, he drove the 30+ minutes to go meet this dog. we'd been hoping to find some breed or mix of retriever that would be a good fit for us and for flojo (who, unfortunately, is not scared of dogs and likes to bully them). kona's personality is great, and when we went on saturday morning to meet him, we knew he would be the perfect companion. he's a year and a half old which means he's out of the bad puppy stage, but will still play when it's appropriate. he's already housetrained, so the only thing now is getting him used to eating regular dog chow without gravy (otherwise he sniffs it and walks away). what a diva!

the ladies at the humane society told us that kona (he was actually called shadow, but we decided to change his name to kona, and he seems to like it) liked blankets and beds, and they were so right. he basically pushed chris and i out of the bed last night, so we'll have to teach him to sleep on the floor since he's a big boy. and even though he's a tough dog, he still likes his pink sparkly blanket...he doesn't have to know it's girly!

so in the last post i ended it with the sentence, "it's kind of weird that i had a dream about a dog on friday morning because..." and now i can finish it. it's kind of weird that i had a dream about a dog on friday morning because on saturday we adopted one!

27 comments:

  1. Ohhhh! He is so beautiful! These pictures are gorgeous and I'm sure you're going to have a well-behaved and loyal companion in a lab-mix. What a great dog, great name, and great post. I wish I could get another dog right now. Congrats!!!

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  2. aww hes a beautiful boy! I love labs we have been looking to get a second dog for a while now and labs are pretty high on my list! they are such loving loyal dogs <3

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  3. What a sweet boy! He looks like my Onyx, it's funny how alike those black labs look.

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  4. my goodness, he is adorable. such a nice addition to your family. so happy for you!

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  5. Love the new man in your life :) He is SOOOO handsome! :) Congrats on the new addition to your sweet family! I love that you and Chris adopted him. Warms my heart!

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  6. what a handsome fellow. it is great to hear stories of dogs being adopted.

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  7. ahhh what a very handsome young man :)

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  8. AHHHHH! Danielle, I am soooo excited for you! How is he with Flojo? Have they met yet?
    Oh, I am so happy for you I could cry!!!
    I can't wait to hear more about him.
    I am so happy for you and Chris. Kona sounds like such a love, he is a lucky dog!

    xoxo

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  9. danielle! kona is such a handsome boy! and that name is beautiful. congrats and enjoy your new life together :)

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  10. he's gorgeous! congrats on the new dog :)

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  11. i was hoping that would be the rest of the because... !!

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  12. HE IS SO CUTEEEEEEE! I love him and I am quite envious. :) Can't wait to see more pictures & hear more about him--congrats on your lil bundle of joy, mama!

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  13. congratulations! he's BEAUTIFUL

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  14. black labs are the best!!

    puppy love♥

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  15. awwww he is adorble!!! congrats on the new man :D

    -Adri
    www.macheriecreations.com

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  16. What a pretty boy! That's so cute that he loves the blankets!

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  17. so excited for your new pup friend! can't wait to hear all about your adventures with him :).

    love you lady!

    xo!!!

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  18. What a sweetie!! I grew up with a German Shepard named Kona- yours looks like a very sweet boy :)

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  19. awww...what a handsome fella! love his shiny black hair! congrats on your fur baby!

    xo monica

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  20. i was TOTALLY wondering about that last blog post and how you ended it... ;)

    i am SO EXCITED and happy for you AND kona! what a lucky fella :)

    he's beautiful and seriously the male version of our bubbles.

    i love him and his pink blanket :) and can't wait to hear more about your lap dog and see more pictures. awww

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  21. I am so happy for you guys!!! He's a handsome boy. And he already knows how to pose;)

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  22. Kona is such a cutie! I can see how he's become the new man in your life!! x

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  23. Kona is so beautiful! Congrats on the new man in your life -- he's a keeper. ;)

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