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Crazy love wrapped in fur

Emmett's butt

My sister just adopted a dog – a yellow Lab puppy about 6 months old that she named Emmett.

Naturally, she's obsessed with it in an endearing yet insane way. But that's what happens when you adopt a new pet into the family, right? You begin to fall in love, and everything about the animal is cute and wonderful and superior in every way.

Last weekend, my sister sent at least a dozen pictures of her puppy to me via cell phone and at least two dozen text messages. Here is a sample of what she had to say, which I think illustrates the crazy love you feel for a new pet.

"He sleeps all night long and really/strangely isn't much of a bother… unless I leave."

"Got home… cleaning pee and poop!! Good thing he's cute … dry heaved!!!"

"He loves to be held!"

"I adopted him from the shelter. He was found tied to a tree … abandoned! Baby Emmett!"

"Emmett's butt" (with photo)

"Emmett pee'd outside … then I started singing to him."

"When Emmett pees outdoors his urine is golden … bejeweled!!!"

Any new pets out there? What adorable yet disgusting things are they doing to melt your heart?

critters@jg.net

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