Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Nola.

Meet our mutt Nola.
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.

22 comments:

Amber said...

She is soo Cute!

Saffy said...

I want to rub her ears. She's lovely :)

jamie said...

She sounds adorable - and hospitable :) What a lovely picture of her in Nolan's room.

With a smile....Dannie said...

I love Nola! And she totally slept on my "bed" when I was there too! And brought my presents...I think your underwear? :-D i miss that pup!

Once A Mother said...

AWWWW what a cutie. The only presentm my dog fetches is a plastic bag when she wants to go out. Which is sort of funny I guess. I love Nola. She has such a sweet face.

Katie said...

Aww, she's so sweet! My parents lab brings everyone shoes when they walk in, too funny. :)

The Ramirez Family said...

I just love dogs. I don't know what I would do with out my little Shiloh. Nola seems like a great dog.

*Laura Angel said...

Well you know I love dogs! Nola is soo cute!!!! Reminds me of my Gia

Tracy said...

Awwww! She's too cute!

Mrs. D said...

what a sweetheart! She's is so cute!! The last picture brought tears to my eyes.

belle said...

she is sooooo precious and nolan's room is beautiful! :) you have quite the decorators touch!

we love our dog too- his name is BAMA. named after the tide of course (can we sill be friends???)

magdalina said...

Nola is so cute! We call our dog numb nuts all the time too. :-) He goes into Aidan's room every morning and just lays down next to the crib. He'll also snuggle under the blanket that covered Aidan the few times we held him.

Jaime said...

Love her!!

Lisette said...

Oh my goodness she is an adorable dog. She looks so sweet.

Jill said...

So cute! I love the second picture! Just precious.

Maggie said...

Oh she's so sweet!!!!

Sarah said...

Nola is so stinkin cute and the pic of her in Nolan's room, is the sweetest thing and a little heartbreaking too :( My ex husband and I got a golden retriever puppy together, we named him "Nole" because my ex husband was an FSU alumni hahaha I still have Nole,got to keep him in the divorce but hes living with my parents until we get a new place. And I see you painted your house FSU colors too! :)

Mrs.F said...

Aww she is too cute!

Valorie said...

I love Nolan...she says she doesn't do simple things but I tell u that dog is smart..she will NOT walk on the the carpet if u tell her not to..I think she is a sweetheart and NO I will not take her home...LOL...

Jen J. said...

She is a cutie! Sounds like my dog in some aspects of her personality! But the PB jar thing literally made me LOL.

brn_eyd_grl said...

OMG i never saw her puppy pics, she was soooooo adorable and tiny! You guys got your hardwood floors! Looks nice!

Pam

Holly said...

what a sweetie :)