Thursday, December 11, 2008
Our Children With Fur!
We have two children with fur!! How lucky we are! We have Newman Eastman who is 3 years old. He is a buff cocker spaniel. He came into our lives when he was 3 months old. I had just been dx with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgai.This took place in Dec. '05. My sister Karen & Best Friend (really my other sister!!) Robin decided to go together and buy me a cocker spaniel!!! What a gift! (Karen already had a cocker named Ollie and I had fell in love with him back in March '05). Karen called me on a Thursday afternoon and told me what they were buying me!! I had found an advertisement online earlier in the day so Karen told me to call the phone number to see if there were any puppies left. I was so excited beyond words! I was going to get my own Cocker!!! Sure enough when I called there were two little boys left!! I wanteda boy so this was looking great! Robin and Karen picked me up the following morning to head to Dunnelon. Honestly when we arrived & went inside to see the puppies it didn't take but just a minute for me to pick between the two little boys! I knew which one I wanted!! I already had picked out a name...."Newman". He was being named after Brandon & my favorite Nascar Driver "Ryan Newman". At this time of being dx with CFS & Fibro I was exttremely tired and depressed. WEll this little guy just made me keep a smile on my face! I couldn't thank Karen & Robin enough for what they had done for me!!! I say to this day that little Newman was just waiting for his Mommy to come pick him up. He had waited for three L O N G months for me to get there for him! From the very first night he slept with me in the bed!!! That very first night he slept right by my side and when he started wiggling I knew he had to go potty! Honestly he was completely potty trained within a week or so!!! Now how easy was that??? We didn't crate train him. I just shut the kitchen off from the rest of the house and would come home on my lunch hour and take him out! He is such a smart little fellow!!