Sunday, April 4, 2010

Meet Chewbacca Burke Schultz!

Nate has a new puppy! Chewy (short for Chewbacca) is a West Highland White terrier puppy and we brought her home yesterday. Mark and I started the day yesterday with absolutely no intention of buying a puppy. But one of our errands took us near the local pet shop, and turns out they had an adorable Westie (my all-time favorite dog) half price, and we started playing with her and, well, our hearts melted. In our defense, it WAS something we've been talking about for a few weeks. Nate's 9th birthday is coming up, and the number one item on his wish list is a dog (something he's begged for since he was about four) We've always told him he couldn't get one for all the usual reasons -- house too small, yard too small, too much work, etc. But Nate has proven himself worthy of a pet this year. Last June he bought a hermit crab when we were at the beach. The crab does nothing cuddly or affectionate. In fact, half the time I'm convinced he's dead, until he pokes one leg out of his shell and waves it around for five seconds. But despite getting nothing in return, Nate has loved his hermit crab, Jeff. He feeds and waters him, talks to him, takes him out for "exercise," even built a maze for him. We figure if he's that good to a hermit crab, he deserved to get his puppy. He is, as you can imagine, one ecstatic almost-nine-year-old boy right now.

We've commenced training already, and we'll have more on the adventures of Nate and Chewy later! Here's video of bringing him home yesterday. Nate had NO idea he was about to get a puppy. His smile around 2:00 minutes is priceless. video

11 comments:

Catherine Berg said...

AWWWWW CHEWY!!! I am so so happy for Nate!! Congratulations on your new puppy!! I will never forget bringing home my puppy, Jake. What a momentous moment. Great job getting it on tape! I think you introduced me to West Highland Whtie Terriors when I was little, Cathy, because they have always been my favorite, too. I am so happy for you all. Have fun with Chewy! I hope to meet her someday in the near future.

C. Venegas said...

this is sooooooooooo cool




_your bud c.venegas

Lorrie and Fred said...

Will Chewy come visit us this summer? So happy for Nate!! At the end of the day, dogs are so unconditionally loving that they're worth every bit of mischief!

Ania said...

Soo cute! I'll never forget when we brought home our lab puppy Coby! There's nothing else like it, Enjoy!

<3 Cousins Ania & Chris

John Pierce said...

Great video!
But I'm confused, is Chewy a boy or a girl?

teresa anthony said...

We LOVE the video and story of Chewy. I think its hysterical and very typical of a spontaneous "Cathy moment" to walk out of the house on a date with your husband, and return a few hours later with a female puppy that is christened "Chewbaca".

I still have vivid memories of Laddy as a puppy. If memory serves me correctly, I thought his antics, which were annoying to you, Mom, and Dad, were hysterical - until he chewed up my history textbook and I got in trouble with my teacher.

Love, Teresa

The Schultz Family said...

My apologies for the gender confusion! Chewie is indeed a female, though I switched pronouns in my initial post and confused everyone. As for living up to her name, she has already chewed up one of my student's papers, or at least the first page of it. I had to tape it together and apologize profusely to the student. How many students have had their teacher say to them, "my dog ate YOUR homework?" Embarrassing!

fred said...

chewey is adorable and nate will;; take good care. happy hugging.

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