Thursday, April 22, 2010

Meet Monty (nee "Marty")

OK, so I'm nerdy as a guy can get sometimes, but here's the explanation for last night's remember Marty from last week?

Christine and I decided that he should stay with us, rather than go with someone unknown. Sam was happy enough to have him visit, but to live here? Sam asked if we needed another Golden, seeing as how we had the finest example of the breed living here already. But after a long talk about his new friend's need for a family to love and be loved by, Sam agreed with us that he should stay.

I wish I had more pics of his arrival but given the manic energy of our new boy, most of the ones I took are as blurry as a picture of a hummingbird. He was so "everywhere all at once" that I put up some fencing to try and keep him out of the shallow end of the pool. It was nearly successful.

Aside from his playful puppy personality, one of the things about the boy that made us want to take care of him was his extreme skinniness. Take a look:

Compare Monty (right) to Sam. They're pretty much the same height, but drastically different in build.

Not that Sam and I are anything to swoon over but still, I'm looking forward to filling him out to the manly proportions of the rest of the male members of this family.

(....Sam and I want you to know that these are not really us, just 'shopped.)

So meet Monty (by the way, we prefer Monty over Marty, and it's close enough that he doesn't seem to notice the difference). This little guy is now part of the family. You'll be hearing all about his tragedies and triumphs as he integrates into the household over the next few months. I'm confident he'll fit right in.



    What a lukhky fella!

    Khongrats to Sam!

    We khan't wait to see the GReat stories!


  2. Oh yay!! We're so excited to welcome Monty!!! Beautiful and yay!!! Again! Hugs all around.

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  3. Welcome Monty! You are one handsome boy!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  4. Congrats and welcome to Monty. We are sure when Sam gets used to the idea he will decide that he should have had a friend all along.

    Tucker and Daisy

  5. I am so happy to see Monty is staying!! Sam is lucky to have him. They can be best pals. He is beautiful!! Congratulations Monty!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

  6. Welcome dear Monty! We're very happy now that you have a great family! Congratz!

  7. Sam, thank you for accepting Monty into your household. Now, Sam, you have LOTS of responsibilities to hold up to... #1, keep Monty happy, energetic and fatten him up a bit!!

    Hurrah for Monty and his new home.

  8. Congrats on your new friend! Fun times ahead!

  9. Welcome to the family, Monty!

    Although... I'm a bit concerned about that petrified cat by the pool... looks suspiciously like my old friend Max, as if someone gave him a concrete bath...


  10. Ha-rooooo!!!!! More tails wagging new! We are so furry happy fur Monty!
    We can't wait to see and hear and sniff more about him.
    Sam, we know that you are going to be a great big bro to Monty!

    Samantha & June

  11. Yea!!! We love good puppy news!!! Welcome aboard Monty!

  12. OH!!! OH!!!! OH, that is SUCH wonderful news!!!!!!!! Congratulations to ALL of you - especially to Monty!!!!!!!!!!
    Ammy (I'm so HAPPY!!!!!!)

  13. OMD SAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What a great great great news!!!!!!!
    You have a new bros now!!!!!
    We're sooooooooooooooo happy for you and Monty!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    WELCOME ON BLOGLAND MONTY!!!!!!!!'re very very very lucky meeting Sam and his family....they are sooooooooo special!!!!
    Now you need to put on weight to become a great and perfect member of Sam's family!!!!!
    But sorry Monty...Maya's heart is beating for Sam....furever!!!!!
    We know Sam will be a wonderful and adorable big bros!!!!
    HAve fun all together dear friends!!!!!
    Have a fantastic weekend!!!!!!

  14. That is so wonderful!!! Sam and Monty - we love the name change. We bet Monty will fill out in no time with the love and good times he is going to have from now on.


    Have a great weekend.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  15. Welcome, Monty!
    I am sure you are going to be happy with Sam and will have lots of adventures together!
    Kisses and hugs

  16. a new family member! how sweeet! he looks so sweet.
    im sure he'll fit in as yr parents will give so much love!

  17. hello sam its dennis the vizsla dog hay yoo ar verry kind to tayk in monty!!! i am shoor yoo wil enjoy having a noo brother!!! ok bye

  18. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I love the last picture. His teeth are so white!

  19. Congrats on the new brother, that is SO cool. Can't wait to hear and see more photos of Monty.

  20. Congrats on the new member of the family!
    Welcome Monty! I look forward to read your adventures with Sam! You're so lucky to have each other!

  21. Wow, congrats!! You have a new baby! Can't wait to read about all the new adventures! You'll get Monty fattened up in no time :)

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