Two very exciting things happened on this lovely, sunny Sunday.
I ran 2.0 miles without foot pain!
I swapped out my newer Brooks Summon II, which I had been running in when I hurt my foot following my last marathon, for an old pair of Brooks I. The originals. The run was so much better! No post-run painâ€¦ so far.
Pre-run breakfast was Puffins and banana:
And then we grabbed a quick lunch of hummus sandwich and PB apple:
And actually, I ate the sandwich in the car on the way toâ€¦ the Puppy Pound!
So â€“ we need your advice.
Weâ€™re thinking about getting a third dog. We really want a big boy, 50 â€“ 75 pounds who can run with me. So we drove over to the pound to look at puppies.
We saw a really sweet German Sheperd mix. Her name was Lilly and her jaw was fractured â€“ they said she had probably been kicked in the face. As a result, her tongue will permanently stick out. It didnâ€™t seem to phrase her â€“ she was a wildly happy puppy. 🙂
But this little guyâ€¦
Oh, he stole our hearts. Eight weeks old, â€˜discoveredâ€™ behind a mechanicâ€™s garage with his 4 other brothers and sisters (â€œYeah, right,â€ said the vet), and just as cute and fluffy as can be. Heâ€™ll be about 50 pounds when he grows up. He was super sweet and quiet and soft. He was very submissive and sweet â€“ I think heâ€™s the runt. Weâ€™re calling him Wayne Rooney.
He also smelled like pee pee.
We didnâ€™t have our dogs rabies records so we couldnâ€™t leave with him. But we could go back and get him at 11 AM tomorrowâ€¦
What do you think? Is three a crowd?
We got Maggie in August 2006 and James in January 2007 from an independent rescue group and the pound in Pittsburgh, respectively. The dynamic is so comfortable that weâ€™re a little nervous about throwing a third (very calm and quiet) puppy into the mix.
We have the money, time, and love to dedicate to a pup! I just wonder how itâ€™s going to feel to be outnumbered. 😉
Thoughts? Is three a crowd? Anyone out there with multiple pups who can comment?