Nola is the first big thing that happened in our relationship. I think we had been dating a year when we thought it would be a bright idea to go rescue a dog from the animal shelter. Yup, we were a young 20 years old and still lived with our parents. Both our parents had dogs of their own so they were REAL excited when we brought home this sweet and innocent brown dog.
We got her because we thought she was a boxer mix puppy. Chris grew up with a boxer and was so excited to have a little bit of boxer in our new dog. We have since then come to find out she has a little bit of everything. Lab, boxer, german shepard, pit bull.. you name it I bet she has it in her blood. I have a feeling her mother was quite permiscuous.
|Blast from the past! Chris HAS hair!!!!|
We got her name from our favorite college football team, The Florida State Seminoles. Although, we rarely call her Nola because she usually responds to: Noodle, Doofus, Doe Doe Brain, Numb Nuts, Goober, Nina Noo. Nice names huh? I can only hope we never come up with such bizzare nicknames for our child one day.
She really doesn't have a brain, my entire family is convinced she has a pea sized brain if anything. she is a sweet soul but can't figure out simple things that dogs usually do. FOR INSTANCE the morning that she thought she had to keep the empty peanut butter jar in her food bowl with her food at the same time.
She also known for her gift giving. I will put a million dollars on betting my dog will give you a present upon entering our home. May it be a sock, bra, paper clip, wood chip, shoe or even recipes she will always greet you with a present.
|I got home from work this morning and she brought me Chris' huge flip flop. Thanks Nola.|
So I have to say, 6 years later...
We love her to pieces, she may have bizarre habits and think that all 85lbs of her is the size of a lap dog but I wouldn't trade her in for anything. And if your wondering, Nolan and Nola's name have NOTHING in common other than the first...ohh... 4 letters. LOL. That was Chris' main concern when we were picking Nolan's name. He originally hated it because it sounds like our dog's name, but I didn't care, I feel in love with it for a whole different reason. But I really do think Nola misses Nolan because I catch her in his room ALL. the time, before she never really laid in there. Ironic? Probably but I don't care.