Thursday, May 17, 2007

Rescue me
Take me in your arms.
Rescue me
I want your tender charm .
'Cause I'm lonely
And I'm blue
I need you
And your love too.
Come on and rescue me

Fontella Bass -- "Rescue Me"

The Turmanators are pleased to introduce to you the newest member of the family...drumroll please...

Fontella Bass!

Fontella is obviously named after the singer of the above-quoted song. It's a perfect name for a rescued pound puppy, and is a favorite of mine as well. It's a big name for such a tiny girl but she'll grow into it, I'm sure.
We are big believers in supporting our animal shelters. The only difficult thing was walking past all the other cages full of sad-eyed dogs, then leaving her brother and sisters behind. A little tempting to take them all. But only a little. If this tempts anyone to add a pet to your home, please utilize your local shelter.

Isn't she the cutest little girl? She stole my heart with her wide-spaced eyes and sweet piggy nose. She's mostly lab, web feet and all; she was even taking a dip in her water bowl when I first saw her. But she has a curly little tail that is is a soupcon of chow and a brindle coat that hints at a pinch of pit bull.

Despite that ferocious ancestry she is actually a sweet little gem. She eagerly shows me her soft underbelly, trots along dutifully behind me, and mostly just wants to snuggle up and sleep. She does, however, have a healthy set of lungs and uses them to express some definite ideas about where she will and will not sleep: preferably beside somone, and certainly not in her crate).
So it's back to sleepless nights for us. And cleaning up poo. But at least that part doesn't last long, and we don't have to start saving for college tuition. Welcome, 'Tella!


THE Princess said...

I JUST knew there would be a post
today with the newest Turman - I can't wait to meet her & let her chew my shoes!!! I hope Miss Daisy Jane will love her too -

Kisses to All - the Yo

Deana said...

I love her! And what a great are so good at that kind of thing. She looks alot like Melanie's rescue puppy Luke. He seems to be black lab with maybe a border mix. I wouldn't worry about the pit bull anyway. People that have them individually and are kind to them have no problems at all. It is people who raise them to be evil that are the problem.

I can only imagine the excitement in your house right now. I bet the girls are psyched.

Looking forward to more pictures of the newest family member!

And have a great weekend.

TheArthurs said...

She's adorable. I envy the excitement of a puppy in the house and admire your chutzpah for starting over with a new "baby." Can't wait to meet her some time!

Diane said...

Good for you! My yellow lab came through a rescue group, and my basenji mix came to me when she was orphaned by a divorce . . .

Both of my dogs were adults, so I missed the puppy stage - both the good and bad of it . . .

Congrats on the new addition

Michele sent me

dew said...

I love her color! She's like dark chocolate, or coffee, yum.

P.S. To answer your question about reading time, I spent a lot of this week in bed with my back out! :(

margalit said...

Oh, be still my heart. She is ADORABLE. We foster puppies that are getting ready for adoption, and if I had one as cute as yours, I'd cry when I had to return her. It's very hard to look at puppy eyes and turn away.

Good for you for supporting your shelter. Rescue dogs are the best!

Here via Michele

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

She sure is adorable! How delightful to have a new little puppy in your home!

Here from Michele's this morning!

Delane said...

What a sweet little puppy. Congratulations. Great photos too. I couldn't imagine going through puppy training again, although I'm sure the boys would love it. I'm sure Fontella will make things very exciting around the house for awhile.

carli said...

I'm looking at her face and I can definitely see the pit--she looks like a sweety, though. Enjoy!