Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Introducing . . . . Mr. Big

We have a new addition to our family . . . . .
After a few days of going back and forth on what to name him, we decided on Mr. Big!! ha ha! Which is even cuter because obviously he is not so big! The way we got him is quite surprising since most of you probably think we went & picked this little cutie out, but actually he came to us! Last Thursday my brother and I noticed this big black lab in our back yard. We've seen him before and he's a really sweet dog. My brother went out to pet him and 2 minuets later I glanced out the window and noticed he was holding a little black fur ball. He brought him in and we both could NOT believe that this little guy was out roaming around. I mean - who would let a little puppy like this out of their site??? He was dirty so we gave him a bath. We have kept our eyes opened for Lost signs in our neighborhood, but nothing. It still just baffles me!! If this was my dog, I would have had signs out everywhere and probably going door to door asking if anyone has seen him, but no signs - nothing at all. I was in LOVE with him the first day we found him, and although it hasn't even been a week yet, I am simply CRAZY about this little guy and sooooo attached.

I guess anything is possible, but I'm thinking he is probably here to stay if no one has tried to look for him. I would give him back if we did see signs, but I'm thinking if no one has put them up by now, that they are not going to. I still just don't get it??? Who would not make sure this little cutie was not getting out of the yard or something? I mean he is clearly not a "yard" dog - so I just have no clue how he would've gotten out?? I think if someone did want him back now, I'd not only have a hard time giving him back because I love him SO much - but I'd have a hard time giving him back because I don't feel like the person who did have him was responsible to begin with. I know things happen, but I still just don't get how s0me one would be oblivious enough to let him run off. He's so little and a puppy, so it's not like he's running as fast as he can to get away - he hasn't run off from us, but then again we watch him like a hawk.

I keep telling everyone that Santa came early to our house, ha ha! I don't think I could've picked out a cuter puppy if I had gone somewhere looking. We are pretty sure he is a Shitzu. Going to take him to the vet here in the next week and so we should know for sure then, as well as his age. But for now we are certainly enjoying this little guy. Mike is just CRAZY about him too and tells him "bye" and says "I love you" everyday when he goes to work, ha ha! It melts my heart!!


This pic was taken the day we found him

I took a few cute ones of him tonight!! I love my Mr. Big!!!!
My brothers dog Bentley and Mr. Big

8 comments:

Adam, April & Aidan said...

He is super cute!!! We had a similar thing happen to us recently with a Shitzu!! No one ever put up signs and he had fleas so bad. I took him to the vet and sure enough he was micro chipped, so the vet called the owner. It was sooo disappointing and to make it worse, they didn't even have the fleas treated when they picked him up! I was DEVASTATED! I hope you guys get to keep him! He probably needs a nice home.

Llama said...

Oh my goodness Mr. Big is so so cute! Who wouldn't look for that adorable little doggie?! You are so sweet to take him in...and who knows it may be permanent! He is very lucky!

Meagan said...

Mr big is adorable! I love him. He looks so cuddly and sweet!

Little Miss Diva said...

Mr. Big is super cute!

Courtney said...

Oh my gosh, he is beautiful and adorable, and he looks almost exactly like our Shih Tzu did when he was a puppy (except ours is dark brown!) Have you found out if he is micro-chipped yet? If he isn't and you haven't seen posters, I'd say that you are certainly in the clear! And either way, I am sure he is so grateful to you all for taking him in and keeping him safe for now!

This may sound creepy, but I'm wondering where in Memphis you live-- he looks A LOT like a dog I saw last Thursday morning when I was home visiting my parents in Germantown-- I was driving when I saw what I thought was a small black Shih Tzu with no collar by the side of the road near an apartment complex. By the time I got my car turned around, I couldn't find the little guy, but I worried about him for a few days! It would be wild if your "Mr. Big" were the same one I saw!

annechovie said...

He is so precious! Congrats!

Courtney said...

I do know Saddle Creek-- my parents' house is about two minutes away from there! And I love that it's that close :) Ok, looking at these photos again just makes me smile-- such a cutie.

Savvy Gal said...

i think my heart just melted a little for mr. big.... : ) xoxo