Monday, March 24, 2008

Meet the Newest Member of the McMahan Clan

Her name is Lexi...short for Alexis Marie. She was born on Christmas day which makes her 3 months old tomorrow. Her hair is black and tan and is a half breed (half Alaskan Malamute, half German Shepard). She's already weighing in at 18 pounds and her paws are bigger than her face...they are about the size of a baseball! Her favorite activities are running away with our shoes, digging in the sandbox and pulling Arielle's clothes (with Arielle in them). She is very hungry all the time and goes completely insane after she eats. Thank God for a big, grassy yard!

At first we thought that the puppy would be great for Arielle but Zak and I are enjoying her more than anybody. Sierra, our ten year old Shepard/Husky mix had fun playing with Lexi the first day that we brought her home but now her tired old bones can't keep up with the puppy. Alas, there is no rest for the weary and until Sierra can show Lexi who is the boss there will be no end to the taunting, nipping and jumping. We had hoped they could be playmates but this may just be a love-hate relationship in the making. Arielle has learned to tell Lexi, NO BITING (like Swiper, no swiping!-it's a Dora thing). Other than that she doesn't have much else to say to Lexi.

Although a puppy is nothing like a baby, they sure do satisfy the craving for one (at least for now)...

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