Friday, September 4, 2009

Settling In...The Bruno Chronicles

I decided to start my day over again, delete the last post, and count my blessings. Thanks for all the kind words. Life is too good to dwell on ugly things.
As you can see, Bruno is making himself at home. He's taken a liking to Fudge's bed. Fudge would be happy about that.
Bruno is quite a dog. He was a trooper at the vet and everyone fell in love with him, no surprise there. He has a few minor medical issues, but nothing that we can't deal with. The vet did feel like he was much older than the shelter had indicated to us. Doesn't matter to us a bit, he may be older, but the vet also said he was in fabulous shape and had fantastic joints and flexibility. That's pretty rare in an old lab. I can tell you that he has the heart of a puppy.
He follows me from room to room just like Fudge did. Does my heart good. He sleeps under the sewing table or under my feet when I'm working. When it's time for a break he comes and puts his head on my knee, I melt. He loves to play...especially fetch...again, and again, and again and again.
He's definitely a city dog. He doesn't understand the country life. Next installment...learning to be a 'country boy'.

44 comments:

Lynn said...

Good for you!! It's Friday we should all be happy and think about the fantastic weekend we will have and all the new great things we are going to start and maybe even what we might finish. Bruno seems like our old lab - she would follow me from room to room - along with our golden and our little cat and although I would feel completely claustrophobic at times that's one of the things I miss about her. Everybody should have lab - have a wonderful weekend full of sewing and fetch.

Vicki said...

Jacquie, he looks like such a sweetie. I'm sorry you had a crummy situation :(. I hope tonight goes well!

Buzz's Food Lady said...

How does anyone survive without a dog? I tend to think they are essential life equipment. I'm glad to hear that Bruno is settling in well...my Buzz (also a shelter pup) sends butt wiggles and wags his way!

Di~ said...

You are the best, keep your chin up!

Shannah said...

He's so handsome. What a great sewing partner you've found!

calicodaisy said...

Dog lover is good!

Kerri said...

so glad you have such a sweet pup to brighten your days!! they sure seem to do that. :) i compeletely understand how sour things in life can get in the way, but we do have so many blessings, and my online friends sure help take away the sour in my life!!

hope you have a splendid day!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Dogs are the best, we lost one of our Bull Dogs a few weeks ago, the poor other Bullie has no idea what is going on, but a new puppy for her to play with will be here on the 10th.
Yours looks like such a sweetie, we also had a black lab at one time, they are so sweet.

Stephanie said...

Bruno is one lucky doggie.

Wendy said...

what an awesome dog! They make everything seem better, don't they?

Jessica said...

he's such a cutie...glad he's adjusting and healthy...can't wait for the 'country boy' installment...have a great weekend!!

Susan said...

He is beautiful! He reminds me so much of our black lab, Brutus. We still miss him. Give Bruno a hug for me.

CrimsonBruin said...

Sorry your day got off to a bad start, but I'm glad you are looking on the bright side. I would love to have a dog, but it's not possible right now. You are lucky to have him!

Lisa said...

Oh, he is cute! That was not very nice that the shelter indicated that he was younger, but I am glad he is such a good dog for you!

I am babysitting for a little dog right now and he follows me around like that, too, and it's so cute. Sort of makes me want a dog... almost! (Maybe when all the HUMANS at my house are potty trained we will think about a puppy.)

I read the other post this morning, but didn't comment. I hope the situation can be resolved in a such way in that you don't feel used or powerless. Sorry it happened to you.

paulette said...

That's the right attitude!! Bruno looks like he would melt any ones' heart! Now you have a quilting buddy. Take care and keep smilin'!
Paulette

Anina said...

Bruno certainly looks like he's making himself very comfortable.
I'm glad you're feeling better.

Candace said...

How wonderful that Bruno will spend the rest of his days with your family, Jacquie. He looks like such a wonderful companion!
Cheers!

Jackie said...

You both have found a wonderful friendship in each other! He is just adorable.

Frogdancer said...

It's not the same without a wagging tail in the house, is it? He looks adorable.

Liz said...

He looks like a wonderful dog. I'm wishing you many happy days together.

Jodie said...

Take a rest from people when things get crummy. A dog will lighten your heart and do you good.

BaileyGirl5 said...

Oh I can't wait to hear more about Bruno!! I'm so happy for both of you . . . .

audreypawdrey said...

Bruno is very handsome. He obviously found himself a very good spot to land!

Philigry said...

he is so sweet. i am so glad you found eachother.

connie said...

Aren't they the best. My lab/golden does the same thing. I love just love having a shadow.

Enjoy and he looks like a wonderful boy!

Victoria said...

Not sure what happened earlier as I missed the first post, but whatever it was I hope things are better now. Bruno looks like such a sweetheart, and there is nothing better then the love of a good dog to set things right. Hope you both have a lovely weekend. xo

Sophia said...

Jacquie, he is a beautiful dog! He looks very sweet! Yes, I am looking forward to the "country boy" installments too. How cute! Hope you have a great weekend girl!!!

Cheryl said...

I'm glad you're feeling better and I'm glad you and Bruno found each other.

In Awe of Applique said...

Bruno is a beautiful dog...I didn't think I was a dog person until we got our cocker spaniel Georger from a rescue group...what a match to our family. And then, when he was a little stressed at being alone when we went to work/school, we added Voodoo, our black cocker, oh my goodnes, I cannot imagine life w/o the 2 of them in our family! Sounds like Bruno is a fit and that he has bonded w/you rather nicely!!

RosaMarĂ­a said...

i'm don't know what happened becose i missed the first post, but whatever it was i hope things are better now. Bruno looks like a good friend so sweet and great company, the dogs love is the best!! have a great holidays!

Carolyne said...

I miss having dogs around - my parents always had labs but I live in a rented house now so no pups for me. So glad your Bruno has found a loving home.

Stephanie D. said...

Bruno is such a handsome boy. I don't know how people without dogs handle the world sometimes. I come home from work and rant a bit, while hubby listens quietly and Tandi snuggles up close and sneaks in a little doggy kiss or two. Then I'm okay again.

Anonymous said...

Bruno!! You really know how to get under her skin don't you? Sly dog!! I am happy you made such a good choice!! Gail

MightyMom said...

he's already your quilting buddy huh? good dog.

what a sweetheart.

just remember that imitation is the highest form of flattery, even wehn they forget to say who they're imitating. :-)

Janis said...

It's been too long since I've checked in. I am so pleased to meet Bruno! Just thinking of him with his head on your knee melts MY heart. So happy for you.

allsewnup said...

Sounds like Bruno can take your spirits up where they need to be, What a sweetheart, you're both so lucky to have found each other.

Carolyn*

Leanne said...

You were meant to meet Bruno dogs unlike people don't let you down.

beth said...

so glad you have some company to sew with! Dogs sure make good friends!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your Bruno does look like a very special boy....lucky you and lucky Bruno..

Cher said...

just stopping by after being gone too long-whatever previous post I missed I am so glad you now have a sweet loving Bruno in your life! I hope everything continues in an uplifting way from here on out for you-big hugs

Miss Lady Bug said...

It looks like you've made a great choice! I've missed the previous post and I don't know what happened but I'm happy to read that you're feeling better now. We adopted a kitty from a farmer where we went to buy vegetables on holydays. She's very nice and loves to play and to scratch all over, she's making me fool but I'm happy we took her, otherwise... Hey, she's sending you little scratches and meows ^______^

metrosupialdesigns said...

So happy you have a new buddy.

Dorrie said...

I love this dog by proxy! As far the country life, he'll get it. . .don't you worry and when he does. . .oh, boy! I'm so glad he checked out at the Vet okay. I just love labs! I'm glad you have found a new guy to buddy around with. Give him an extra treat and an ear ruffle from me! ~hugs Dorrie

Michaela said...

I am behind on everything as well, but took the time today to catch up with my favorite blogs. I am so glad you got Bruno, it's good that he reminds you of Fudge. We adopted a dog this weekend, very spontaneously. She reminds me of our dog Fana that died year and half ago, but this one is a puppy, so keeps us busy... Sweet little boy your Bruno, throw him a ball for me too..