Meet Kota, our newest family member

Yes, we have a new pet. As if the cat and the two fish, and three children were not enough, we decided to throw in a dog too. He is a very ‘solid’ golden retriever. So far he has been behaving really well that it is almost very scary! Sending my husband and kids to Walmart for dog items may not have been the best of decisions, but they all survived the trip. I only had to go back for a new collar because the one he got was one size too big. Now I really need to start reviewing pet products! 😉 hint, hint!

After I get the puppy home it was time to introduce him to our 5 year old cat, Pikachu. That was quite interesting. The cats tail was all flared out and he was on the defensive. He stood his ground and did not move a muscle. He was acting as if to say, “Hey, I was here first, get to steppin!”. After a few hours of the cat/dog interactions, the cat has now become my best friend. He never comes by me, not ever. The only time and I am serious when I say this, the only time he bothers with me is if he feels like pissing me off. He will stand outside my door and deliberately attack my feet when I walk through. Scares the living daylights out of me and he knows it too. Now he is rubbin up against my legs, my feet, just begging for my attention. Dingbat cat.

I have not had a puppy in 5 years, so it is like traveling in a whole new world. He’s only had two accidents in my house, but that was when he was with the kids and after that second accident, I had to have my “this is what puppies do” mommy lecture. Anyway the kids are excited to have him and so am I. He really is a cute pup. What do you think?

Kota the Golden Retriever