July 30, 2012

Meet Loki

I finally caved.  Nick has been sending me KSL puppy ads for the past two months trying to convince me that we need another dog.  And I've wanted another dog, but my time frame was more like late fall/early winter. But last night Nick caught me at a weak moment and showed me a pic of this little guy below.  He's exactly what we want in a corgi this time around: tri-coat and male.  And the price was crazy good - almost too good to pass up.  However, even with all these little enticements, I still wasn't totally on board. When I looked at the pic, all I saw was puppy accidents all over my carpet and my favorite sandals ripped to shreds. I just didn't feel ready to make the commitment. Plus, another clause in my puppy deal was that Nick would need to get rid of the chickens.  Even though somehow I have a little soft spot for them now, I am tired of feeding them OR nagging Nick to feed them.  Not to mention that their food actually costs more than a dozen eggs at the store (my argument since day 1 with the chickens). A few days ago, we put the chicken coop and chickens up for sale and had no bites.  I assumed we'd just try again in month or two.  Now back to the puppy: Nick kind of jumped the gun and decided to just "talk" to the seller of the puppy to get some information.  As soon as he got off the phone, he said there were two other people semi-interested so we had to act fast (I felt like a sucker at a car lot: "this deal is only good today!")  I very hesitantly gave my OK.  Nick immediately called back the owner and made arrangements to meet up with her in Salt Lake.   He brought the puppy home around 7 this morning - right when the kids woke up. Toby flipped!  He was ecstatic to have a dog again. Aspen just gave a lot of happy shrieks.  And as soon as I held him, I was in love and realized the crazy puppy phase would pass.  Soon enough he would become my little buddy, just like Kaya was. 

Nick and I finally settled on Loki for his name - A) because we decided to stick with an Alaskan name (just like Kaya) and B) it's the name of the arch-nemesis in Thor
Yeah, we are slightly nerdy like that. 

 My favorite pic with chickens...  :)

And guess what? Not long after Loki's arrival, I lowered the price a bit for the chickens and ended up selling them just a few hours ago!  Crazy huh?  So in the end, we all got what we wanted (except I really wish Loki was housebroken already!). I will keep you posted on all the chaos and fun that is sure to follow... :)


Colleen said...

She is ADORABLE! Congrats on getting rid of the chickens too. :)

Jessie said...

When I saw the name "Loki", my first thought was of Thor. It's a great name.
Congrats! I love his tri-coloring - so cute!

Kristina said...

He is so utterly adorable. I LOVE tri-colored corgis--I think I prefer them over the other color (which was definitely not the case several years ago). Loki is a great name too. Can't wait to meet him one day!

Huish Family said...

Glad you gave him a tough name, cause he just looks so darn fluffy and squeezable! And awesome how everything just fell into place. We will have to get the dogs together for a playdate. ;)

Annie said...

So cute. You are brave to get another puppy.