What, you were expecting to see a baby? No, it’s a black lab puppy! Why yes, we do consider our pets to be part of the family. And this is the newest family member, taken on by my daughter and her BF. Isn’t she sweet?
I can almost smell the “new puppy” smell.
And look at those adorable little blue puppy eyes.
Here she is a week later, ready to take on the world. Or at least the back yard.
Her name is Jenny — named after Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park, WY, one of the many stops along the Epic Tour of BEAR Habitats last summer. Here’s a cool picture they took of Jenny Lake.
Easy to see why they’d want to commemorate one of the gorgeous places they visited on that trip. They had thought about naming her Kootenay after the park in British Columbia — until I pointed out that everyone would soon be calling her “Cootie” and that was really not a nice thing to do to a dog.
I’m just glad they didn’t decide to name her Blackie. Or Grizzly. Or OMG, BEAR!