Friday, August 6, 2010

My Leia meets Chewbacca

My princess over the past several months has been on a quest to find Chewbacca. Sometimes I'd go into my office and find her looking at pictures of St. Bernards. I'd tell her, "No Way woman!" I was at the time only thinking of the massive dog turds in the back, or clumps of dog hair floating gently in the air throughout our house.

I told her to quit looking. "It's like looking at porn Cathi! It's something you're never gonna get!" But she persisted and her hunger only grew. Over time my resistance to her intensifying desire started to breakdown. She did her homework and finally found one that had just the right background, and being sold at just the right price and she nabbed him.

We went out together to Tooele to get "Max", our new St. Bernard. He's two years old and HUGE! No lie, It's like having a four-legged Chewbacca in our house! Cathi just loves him to death. She seriously hasn't stopped smiling since yesterday morning. It's funny to see Cathi cuddle up and hug this monster of a dog. He's so gentle. He's fantastic with the kids, and with other animals.

We took him on a walk yesterday and he met our friend's dog Maggie. Which he was fine with. He totally ignores the cat and the chickens in the back. The cat just about jumped and clung to the ceiling when she first saw him. I didn't think a cat's back could bend up that high. But now she just sits a few feet from him staring.

Cathi's dream has come true.  Already Max's favorite is Cathi.  If she leaves the room and everyone else is in there, he'll follow her.  I'm happy for her.  All the kids are jealous that he's picked her to be the Alpha female of the house.


temaire said...

He is GORGEOUS!!!! I love those dogs! The pictures of your wife with him are so cute. The story about the cat is hysterical. lol Hope you love and enjoy him. :)

Stacey said...

Wow! What a pretty dog...and HUGE! I would hate to be on poop scoop duty! We tried to stop by the other day to see him but you were gone. We can't wait to see the new addition to your family.