Sunday, January 17, 2010

a hundred pockets

what is about nine inches long ?
weighs around two pounds (if) ?

makes me lori times 6?


give up? it's the newest addition to our family! meet...



nietzsche
full name friedrich nietzsche.
we think he is officially the cutest puppy in the entire world.
hannah and i were out yesterday doing errands when we happened to drive past a house with several little blonde puppy's romping all over the grass. my car stopped (on it's own accord you see) and in the blink of an eye hannah was in the middle of them. begging. pleading, maaaaaaammmm, pleeeease?.....
i said we have to think about this.
let's be practical.
so we drove away, both of us sighing and giggling, and sighing some more.
fast forward one hour. hannah is at papa chuck's desk, describing these little balls of fluff and pure joy to him. they have a reasonable discussion,
which ends in him grabbing his keys, her grinning from ear to ear,
they are just going to look.
now look at what we have.
welcome to our family little nietzsche (hannah's favorite philosopher)
he also comes running when called, biscuit, mufasa and babydoll.


"When one has much to put into them, a day has a hundred pockets."
quote by mr. friedrich himself.
our days just grew by hundreds and hundreds of pockets.
♥ lori

33 comments:

  1. Oh Boy! He is an adorable fluff ball of mischief ... and he will no doubt bring you countless hours, days, months and years of joy! Congratulations Lori on the new addition ... and welcome to the family Mr. N!

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  2. aww...and you didn't even get to read "What to Expect When You're Expecting"...well, I just finished this book and I think it should be on your pup's bookshelf

    http://www.speakingforspot.com/

    http://www.amazon.com/Speaking-Spot-Advocate-Healthy-Longer/dp/1570764050

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=102105836

    I bought it to help me with clients at the cat hospital where I work (yes, even though it's a dog book) and have been recommending it to everyone!

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  3. Oh he is adorable! like a shaggy scruffy ball of fur! Congratulations on the newest addition to the family. I bet there will be lot of stories on his(?) antics :)

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  4. Lyn, you could see! he is full of mischief, we love the look in his eyes. He is SO much fun to have, even with poo everywhere...
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    Teri,
    Thank you! i appreciate this so much, i just told Hannah about the book and she's excited too. It's her first dog and our first in many years. (we've had cats, but there are already so many differences). It's going in my Amazon cart tonite!
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    Cj,
    it is even a bit like having a baby, too exciting. chuck says i've spoiled him already. i say no such thing. :) :) :)

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  5. Oh he is GORGEOUS x6 million!
    Chuck must be the biggest softie too,Lori.The universe has made sure you won't be lonely ever again. I am so happy for you and Hannah, and Chuck ,and the doodles, and the rest ....Oh just everybody! :D xx♥

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  6. Too cute... he looks like a toy.

    i like his name very much... a wise choice :)

    Yep you are now officially Lori times six...
    I love the pockets in you life... that's a fantastic description.

    right now I'm sprinkling a little joy into one of your pockets.... see it... it looks like gold dust and comes from me smiling at you.

    have a fun with the philosopher

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  7. Oh how fabulous! Now I get to enjoy puppy pictures - love it! Congratulations on adding to your family. :) My only advice is to give as much love as discipline to your little Nietzsche. Ok fine, maybe a little more love than discipline. :) Looking forward to more puppy updates!

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  8. Gorgeous! And so fluffy! What breed is it? Will it grow to be incredibly big? He is sooo cute.

    Over the last few weeks I've been thinking of getting my mom a little dog to keep her company, you know for pet-therapy. She's alone most of the day and I think a little ball of cuddly fur would be the perfect companion.

    Nietzsche is adorable! Bravo Hannah and Chuck!

    Love to you and the rest of the (numerous) gang,
    Lola xx

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  9. How utterly adorable! And I love the spontaneity or it! Congratulations on your newest family member!

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  10. Oh dear, what a beauty, to please the eye and the heart. Congratulations, to you and Hannah, and the rest of the family. Enjoy!

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  11. Lori you are the most lovely person bar none.

    Did you know that your soul just shines. It shines through the computer.

    I love the new member of Lori plus 6.

    xoxox

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  12. Oh my gosh! Congratulations! He's so adorable and I see why you couldn't resist!!!
    :)
    I wish you all the best with him!

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  13. Hi Lori!!
    I found you through Renee's blog!! Love YOUR blog!!
    Your new addition a doll baby! have fun!!

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  14. OMG! you are in for a wild ride!!

    i LOVE dogs, love them as much as i love children. this little guy is going to bring such joy and adventure. (okay, so the first year may have a few challenges). puppy training was one of the most fun things. if there is a group you can go to for that, like once a week, you and nietzsche and hannah and maybe chuck will love it--pure fun watching those pups learn and play with one another.

    and chuck. i love that he just listened to hannah and off they went!

    lori, what you said on my blog this morning about being wonderful: that is how i feel about you. i feel blessed that we are friends, and you take me places where i love tagging along with you.

    ruff!!
    ♥ kj

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  15. He is adorable, Lori! Oh, I'm so envious. I would love to have a little ball of fur running around making us laugh right now. He will give you years of joy! Bless his little philosopher's heart.

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  16. Oh My Goodness! He is completely adorable! Love x love! I am so excited about upcoming post on little Nietzsche! ahh... I can just smell his little puppy breath! Congratulations to you all! xoxoxo

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  17. My goodness! He is no doubt one of the cutest puppy's ever! How adorable. Congrats: Lori times 6!x

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  18. What an adorable little thing! You will have your hands full with an existential puppy, I guarantee you...

    "One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star." - Neitzsche

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  19. Oh, so now we can go together on beach outings with our dogs! Of course you know it will be YOUR responsibility from now on...? I love you, Herr Nietzsche, but since you are still so small, I will call you by your North German name. Here the name Friedrich is shortened into "Fiete" which is pronounced as "Feete". One neighbour boy of four is called by that name.
    So please Fiete for me and try not to step on him while vaccuuming!
    Haha, the veri word is yaggeful! Just right! What a yaggeful little fellow!

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  20. Oh, how adorable is Nietzsche and such a good name you´ve put on him!!!
    You could make those pretty desk calendar with his pictures around home!
    Welcome little Nietzsche!

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  21. That's a big name for such a cute little guy. Welcome to the Lori household Nietze!!

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  22. Thats what you call a cute puppy!

    Chip will me most upset that he is cuter than him ;-)

    Wizz :-)

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  23. Oh my goodness, he is the most adorable puppy I have ever seen...what a darling ! He will bring endless joy to your family. What a marvellous gift to start the new year..congratulations !

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  24. I adore Nietzsche, two of my favourite quotes...

    "There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness."

    "You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star."


    Fortunately for myself I have a little love, a little madness and a lot of chaos. I think I'll do just splendidly!

    Love and Blessings to you and your GROWING family Lori.

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  25. natsy, he is. they both are. ♥
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    ribbon, i see it, i'm keeping it forever. ♥
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    kavita, there will be MUCH more puppy love(photos) ♥
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    meagan, janet, YES ♥
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    lola, he is going to grow but not too big. he is a maltepoo. naturally adorable. i'd get your mom an older dog though, puppies are ALOT of work ♥

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    diana, yes, still in a bit of a shock here ♥
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    thank you rosaria,
    he really does please, we can't stop smiling ♥
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    thank you renee, if that is true then so do you. so do you. ♥
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    hbfg,
    i'm so excited to have this little guy. i hope i get some good photos like you do of your cleo ♥
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    manon, thank you love. i am so excited to have you as a friend, i'm in love with your blog too. great.♥
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    kj,
    haha. things are very busy here and very exciting. i am glad too sweet kj. ♥
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    nancy, that is exactly what we do all day, laugh. this dog is really a blessing. go get one! ♥
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    janis, puppy love has bitten me,i will be writing and photoing lots more. ♥
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    thank you sarah,
    he is even cuter in person, hopefully i'll get some good photos of him soon!
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    tracy, i love that quote too. my hands are full, and my house a mess, but there is a lot of laughing. all good here. ♥
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    sammi, yes! ♥
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    geli, i wrote you a mail, thank you for all your advice. love to you geli~gaily♥
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    good idea mina, there will no doubt be many photos...♥
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    reya, thinking of an easier, gentler name...♥
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    oh wizz, your all cute! ♥
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    sally, it's amazing what such a tiny thing can do to a family! lots of love, ♥
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    meagan, i love those quotes, and same to you sweetie. ♥
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    yummy2tummy,
    he is a maltepoo (sp?) a mix. he was also the runt, much smaller than his brothers and sisters. he shouldn't get too big. thanks! ♥

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  26. I can't get over how cute he is.

    Lori did you do the drawing of the ducks.

    I love how you draw and wish we could see more.

    xoxox

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  27. Oh, how did I miss this, Lori?!?! Is that the cutest puppy or what?! So wonderful!! I know all about "just going and looking." Daniel and I did that many years ago at the Michigan Animal shelter where we lived. We went to "just look" and came home with a kitten and a puppy! Best decision ever!! We've not been without pets since... You'll have such fun with this one!! Love, Silke

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  28. AWWWWWWWWWWW!!!! Completely irresistible. I'm sure I would have snatched one up, too. Awwwwwwww. My heart. It is melting. Nietzsche is an excellent name, but Owen is an adorable name. It's so round and soft, just like him, don't you think? Had to laugh at Mufasa, though! :D

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  29. Another family member !!! You will make him a great mommy.

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xoxo lori