The truck lumbered down the highway as all eight children were giggles and bubbling over with hyper enthusiasm. Squabbles and tiny arguements over which person could hold the newest family  member erupted from each row in the moving vehicle.


And what shall we call him?” I asked from the front passenger seat.





“Rip Van Winkle!” the girls all enthusiastically chimed in together.


{Momma Lacey, telling him who is boss around here…
“No accidents in the house, no barking loudly, no running away, no chasing chickens …”}





[As a breed that is supposed to be lethargic, we are wondering if he will live up to his name later on in his dog life…time will tell … ]


November 8, 2018 - 10:43 am

Katy Oh is he ever cute!!! 🙂 Love his name too! So fun! I hope he is a good pup for your family!

November 6, 2018 - 5:24 pm

Amy We had a basset hound named Fred. Yes low energy but ready to play with the kids or go for walk when the opportunity arose. The biggest problem was he followed his nose and would wander off without realising it. Great with the kids.

November 6, 2018 - 4:29 pm

He is soooooo cute .. and I LOVE the name!!
I bet the children are so very excited!!!
Can’t wait to meet him xoxo

November 6, 2018 - 12:51 pm

Gigi Thank you, Sarah.

November 6, 2018 - 12:51 pm

Gigi Yes, time will tell with that one detail!

November 6, 2018 - 9:21 am

Monica What a perfect name! Here’s hoping he and the bunnies in the background make fine friends! 🙂 Love all of the pictures….he is so loved already!

November 6, 2018 - 8:44 am

Sarah Rip is adorable! I just love his name!! It suits him perfectly. : )

November 6, 2018 - 8:02 am

Gigi Really?! That is so funny! We hope you can find one soon for your precious family…

November 6, 2018 - 8:01 am

Gigi We will get him fixed, for sure!

November 5, 2018 - 6:33 pm

Debby in Kansas, USA He’s precious. Get him neutered and that should keep him home. My husband and I took our little rescued boy on a spay/neuter fundraiser yesterday. It was a barking & wagging extravaganza!! I went home with my sweatpants covered in dog drool!

November 5, 2018 - 6:14 pm

Our Home of Many Blessings Oh how adorable!!!Great name by the way!That’s exactly the kind of dog we are looking for!!!!But we cant find any:(….hopefully soon we will find our big eared little cutie.Enjoy him!