Sunday, June 01, 2008

Common Sense Clouded by Cuteness

Rich spent the day with a team in the squatter camp yesterday while I took the kids to their school sport's day festival. This information is important to the story as you must realize Rich was by himself and the kids were with me.

Around 4:00 p.m I got a text from Rich stating, “he had a surprise for me”. I thought cool maybe he is bringing home Cinnabon cinnamon rolls. Is it weird that my first thought automatically was about baked goods?

Rich arrived home, asked me to come outside and then led me to the back of his truck. Quickly realizing I would not be eating cinnamon rolls for dessert I questioned, “Richard Thomas what did you do?” He got a silly grin on his face as he opened the back of the truck revealing these……


Struck by my dropped jaw and bewildered stare, he stammered…"They were abandoned in the squatter camp, I couldn’t just leave them there…aren’t they cute", as he handed me one of the pups.

I must admit I was quickly overcome by their cuteness and when the kids saw them well let’s just say there was no turning back. We now have an even ratio of kids to pets…3 kids/3 dogs.

Common sense was definitely clouded by cuteness on this one!

15 comments:

Momma Roar said...

Well, yes, how could you possibly not love those faces?

I went by an amish farm yesterday that had a sign offering 'free kittens' - but I had the kids with me and my common sense kicked in quickly when all things T would say popped into my head!

They are so cute - enjoy them!

Anonymous said...

Are they considered staff? Who takes care of them?......Mom! Enjoy and have a happy day! dad

Anonymous said...

more power to ya. i think a fourth kid would be easier (speaking from experience)
AJ

Tamara B. said...

Look at those cute widdle faces...I wouldn't be able to resist them either. Enjoy those two little cuties.

nickernoodle said...

How cute!!!! I bet the kids just giggled as they played with the puppies!!! What did you name them?

Heidi Jo said...

oh lady, you are a better woman than i.

Lisa H said...

Well, they ARE cute! :)

What are their names?

Have fun with those little pups!

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

What a woman you are! Enjoy your new additions.

My kids just got a kitty. Check it out on my post :)

Anonymous said...

Another fun ratio...3 kids, 3 pets and only 2 parents. You are so outnumbered on every front! Good thing you're smarter.
And just to echo what is obvious...they are totally adorable! - Kelly

michelle f said...

The fat one is the boy and he reminded of us a little bear cub so his name became Koda (brother bear) and the girl (brown patch face) is Keba.

Yep we are in way over our heads!

Just Mom said...

Sweet, sweet pups.

Molly said...

So cute I may have to fly to SA just to pet them! : )

Leah M said...

Everyone is being so polite and supportive. I'll just let you know straight out that you guys are crazy!!!! But how very cute. They'll be a blast for the kidos to play with.

Teresa said...

Ditto to Heidi's comment, but I will have to agree that they are simply adorable. I may have kicked my husband for the "surprise" though. :)

Karenkool said...

WOW! You are a sucker. hahha. I hope they are as smart as they are cute.