A new Tri…………. colour that is!

5 days ago.. my life changed… again! So many smiles, so many tears, so many more snuggles and puppy kisses!!! I have got to be crazy.. I forgot what it was like to have a puppy in the house!! Maybe I should have waited and seen if there was a rescue Springer to pop up! Nah.. puppy for now.. rescue spring will happen in a year or so.. which means.. I will have 3 dogs at one time!! yikes!!

Thursday morning we rose very early to make the 2 hour drive to Sarnia to pick up our new addition to the family. We got there about 8:15am and it was a rainy day! After he got his first set of booster shots, and his deworming, money was exchanged, pictures were given to us from when he was a day old and we walked out to the car with big grins on our faces!

We stopped at a service center so that we could get a coffee on the way home and to let him out on his harness and leash to see if he needed a pee. Well.. it was the first time he saw grass.. and wet grass to boot! He just sprawled out in it not moving.. then started licking it!! After a while, he did realize it was ok to walk on and we walked around for a bit.. and he did pee!! Good little guy!!

We introduced him to Maggie at home in the kitchen then proceeded outside to the backyard. After a few looks from Maggie as if to say.. “WTF???” we got him to do his business outside in the backyard. We have had a few snarls, growls, yips and snaps from Maggie to the little guy,. But she is telling him the laws and who is boss. She doesn’t like when he gets tooo hyper and starts getting snippy. She sets him straight there. Sometimes she lets him lay beside her.. sometimes she doesn’t lol. She doesn’t mind when he is beside her when we go for a walk, or when they are walking around the backyard.. She has even laid on the deck and let him play with her orange hockey ball! Mind you.. I could hear her screaming at him to leave it alone!!

Overall.. it will take a little bit for her to adjust to him and him to her.. he will learn her laws… eventually.

Crate at night time has worked out very good.. he wakes up through the night once.. goes outside to do his business then goes right back to sleep again Thursday he woke up at 3:40am then went back to bed till 7am, Friday was 5:00 am and back till 8am and Saturday was in bed at 11:30pm and slept till 6:45am straight through!! And NO messes in his crate!! He is such a good boy…

Saturday was the one month anniversary for my sweet Franklin ♥♥♥♥ and to celebrate and toast Frankie, we played with Franklin’s squeaky hotdog with the new pup. Not the original hot dog, as that one is with Franklin on the dresser! But, Franklin loved those squeaky toys and yes, we did have more than one!! I know Franklin was grinning seeing how much this guy LOVES squeaky toys too!!!

We decided on his name by Saturday.  We played with a few names.. Winston being one, Wendall, Jasper, Jackson, and Ripley being the others. But…he responded best to one in particular.

So.. without further adieu… I introduce to you… Mr. Wilson!!!!


We decided on Saturday that his name was Wilson as this is what he responded to best!


Puppy Porn


He loves squeaky toys


And sometimes, like I said, sometimes, Maggie will let him touch her…  he is actually lying on her back legs here.. lol



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Author: Christine

I'm Canadian eh? living in Southwestern Ontario. My crew consists of my sweetie Fred, my son (25yrs) and my daughter (22yrs) as well as our 4 legged kids, Maggie (12yrs) and Wilson (1year). Franklin was my sweet boy who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in September 2012. His leg was amputated on December 4, 2012. He was the cutest tripawd on this planet. He was happy every day. His tail was always wagging. Lung Mets took him from us on May 15, 2013. Rainbow bridge became a happier place with his arrival. We miss him terribly everyday. We lost our kitty in September 2012. Diesel, who was 18 1/2 years old when he passed at home, was (and still is) the Godfather. He is missed terribly by all. They are curled up together sleeping at the bridge under the stars, happy to be sleeping buddies again.

5 thoughts on “A new Tri…………. colour that is!”

  1. oh i LOVE LOVE LOVE HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is that a cute face or what!?
    I’m so happy for you – I know he does NOT replace Franklin, but a new puppy brings so so much joy!!!!!!!!!!
    Lots of hugs to Wilson from me and Jill!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. OH I love this. I have tears not sad tears but tears of joy for you guys. I am so glad Wilson has a new family and you guys have a new baby to bring joy to your lives. ((((((((((Chris))))))))))))). So awesome. Maggie & Wilson will become best of friends she will teach him the ropes for sure.

    You know Franklin is so glad you brought another baby into your lives and he is smiling down. Heck you never know Wilson may have some of Franklin’s traits (like Farting LOL). 🙂

    Michelle & Sassy

  3. Oh ditto Michelle!! I’m tearing up too! Sooooo Happy for you Christine…and Fred and Maggie too!!AND I KOW FRANK N” FARTER IS SOOOO NAPY YOU ARE HAPPY,!! He’s been wanting your tears to be tears of joy for awhile now.

    That Mr. Wilson. is just about the cutest thing g in the world!! I want to come over to your house and smell is puppy breath and rub his cute little pink upy belly!!

    Love puppy breath and puppy bellys!! Nothing sweeter!

    By the way, glad to find ally realize that Frank had o e of his squeaky hot dogs in the memorial picture you posted when he “came home” Couldn’t figure out what in the world that was!

    It’s gonna be so much fun seeing the pictures/videos of Mr. Wilson and the Matriarch of the house, Miss Maggie!! There’s o greater teacher for Wilson than Maggie channeling Frank:-) 🙂

    Warning to you Wilson ! Maggie and Fred have a new pup in town to blame their fart in’ on!!

    So happy for you Chris.

    I know the joy of Mr. Wilson is helping you heal and Frank is so glad to see that happening!

    OMD!! I keep scrolling up to look at that picture!! He is so ADORABLE!!

    Love to all,

    Sally and Happy Hannah

  4. I can smell the puppy breath from here!!!! 🙂

    I love Springers (we call them Zekey dogs at our house due to that was our Springer’s name) and what beautiful coloring with those little eyebrows. That is just loads of cuteness. Congrads and I know Franklin is doing the happy dance up there in heaven.

    Love, love, love the name!

  5. Awww! Congratulations! Wilson (can we call him Wilsy?) is one lucky pup. Franklin is indeed smiling down on all of you, this is so beautiful!

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