Sunday, May 30, 2010

Even Noah had his critter limits……

First of all—for those of you who loathe silly, sentimental critter posts—flee NOW! Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Second of all, we have a new member of our household, or ark, whichever you prefer. In order to understand the ark reference you would probably need to have read or read this post about my secret life. Go ahead, click on it…I’ll wait. {whistling}

So now that we are cruising on my ark together, I would like to introduce you to Obi (as in Obi Wan Holy Kanoli that's a big dog!!)

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He is a Bull Mastiff and he is HUGE, COLOSSAL, ENORMOUS, GIANT and the sweetest tempered dog I have ever had the occasion to meet. So polite and calm.

Having said that—I did NOT need another critter. As a matter of fact, I had just been reasonably successful at establishing the fact that we were done acquiring critters of ANY kind. Yeah, my family laughed at my delusions too. {deep sigh}}}}

Obi (I am not really sure how it is spelled or if that is his whole name) came to us by way of my husband’s nephew, who lives in Nevada. Just a hop, skip and a jump, really. They had a really good reason for needing to find him a new home, I was just a little confused as to why we were the best option. Then I remembered that one of my husband’s biggest priorities in life is family and that its one of the biggest reasons I love him. In his mind there is always room for 1 more, be it human or critter---so----a new dog it was. And let me tell you, Mr. Obi vonLARGE was not nearly as big in that picture they sent me on my cell phone. Talk about things being larger than they appear…….

He has settled in nicely and I’ll admit that I am smitten. He and my son have become inseparable. Best friends and comrades in arms. We have had dogs ever since he was born but he never connected with them like he does with Obi. IMG_4612 copy

My nephew wanted an update and some pics so here is my “Ode to Obi”. Not that I have the first clue about “oding”…….

So far Obi and Milan’s favorite game is “Hide and Run Like Heck to the Tramp Before Obi Knocks You Down”.

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Those ears are killing me. (the dog’s, not my son’s) I have taken a million gratuitous Obi ear shots. IMG_4722I just can’t help myselfIMG_4681 …and the eyebrows—do you see that??!! He can so nail the one eyebrow!!

But then there is the tongue and slobber issue---I’m still trying to find my chi on that issue…..eeewwwwww..

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But then there is this….

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And just in case you still can’t understand my new infatuation….I will leave you with this-----amen.

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15 comments:

Cheeseboy said...

Lisa - Your posts are few and far between, but they are my absolute favorites. That is one handsome dog, and his connection with your son makes him even more so.

LKP said...

Lisa! What an ADORABLE monster you have. Mr LKP is gonna be SOOOO incredibly jealous when I tell him about Obi! That's his dream dog. Not too many years ago, we also located a person in the region who breeds and sells Masti-Danes! Can you believe it? The hubsters told me he'd be fine with a mutt as long as it was a Masti-Dane. Sheesh! Tall order indeed. Have fun with Obi. I think you totally nailed the spelling too. But that's just me. That pic of him on the tramp just kills me! Lucky girl, you.
Have a great day!!

annie said...

I bet his poop is ginormous!

MiMi said...

Omagosh! I read your last post about it and you have some gorgeous dogs!!!
I can't comment about the cats because cats scare me. For reals.
But your dogs!!! And your boy!!! Love.

Karen Sue said...

I would be a pet pushover, but for my hubby, who is the voice of reason. My mom and dad watch our 1 dog when we go away, but I'm afraid anything else would cause their retirement from pet-sitting!! But maybe someday, we'll expand again!! We talk of eventually moving further out in the country to live...maybe that will require more animals!!
Good to hear from you.

Garden of Egan said...

He is beautiful!
I can certainly see why you are in love!
I would almost get a dog for that.

He's cute!

Jess said...

AAW- he's darling, I love puppy ears, and I'm right there with you on the slobber face issue. Especially when they run and they get all colonel frothington on you- yuck! But those eyebrows balance it out well- he's a keeper.

tammy said...

I probably would be smitten as well. Who could resist that face?

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Mikki said...

That is a BIG dog! He is adorable. Love that he and your son have made such a connection. There's nothing like a boy and his dog. Sweet.

Sue said...

I LOVE this post. And he is clearly one happy dog who has found his spot and his people...or rather, his person!

=)

Cynthia said...

He's gorgeous (the boy ain't bad either! LOL!) I never, ever want to own a dog but posts like this make me ALMOST want one. He is a beautiful animal and I'm so glad your son has connected with him like that.

Sidenote: it must cost a fortune to feed both a teenage male and a very large dog!

Nana said...

I LOVE Obi!!!! My son's name is Oby from Obadiah in the Bible. (I'm sure you have heard of it)
My dog has Mastiff in her and I swore if I ever get another dog it will be the same breed or a Mastiff. They are so sweet yet would shred anyone who even looks at you funny. She has been the best dog I have ever had. Good for you Noah.

Just ME the MOM said...

Man, I don't know where you have been all my life, but this last picture has me hook, line and sinker :)

Kristin

Haeli Mae and Jae Jae said...

um...how badly do i want your dog! love him!!!