Tuesday, January 14, 2014

My First Grandbaby!

My oldest son and his girlfriend have decided that it would be best to not have children. She has Marfan's Syndrome and is on heart medication that she cannot just stop taking. These meds WILL cause birth defects. So they decided to just have a lot of animals instead.
Tonight I went to my mother in law's house to drop off birthday pizza for my niece and nephew. My oldest nephew was holding a puppy and I took it from him and told him to get the pizza out of the car. As soon as I held her, I knew she was coming home with me. See, my in laws are notorious for having animals that die from disease or other causes. They have never taken good care of any animal. And it breaks my friggin' heart every time it happens. This time, I was determined that I would not allow this baby to suffer and myself suffer in turn.  She suffered enough already. Her mother, probably a Cairn Terrier or some kind of terrier mix,  froze on top of her litter, and only a few survived. She still has her milk teeth for goodness sake.  I had to promise to give my mother in law one hundred dollars for her. It is worth it. As soon as my oldest son saw her, held her, he announced "she is mine". She immediately reacted to him and now thinks he hung the moon. He has named his new daughter Casey. Her new momma, Kelsey, has not met her yet, but he sent a photo and Kelsey is in love with her new baby.  She made him Skype so she could talk to Casey. Is that not JUST TOO cute?
Her and Bug are buds, Simon could care less, and the rabbits are all sniffy sniffy with her. She is sniffy sniffy with them, too. It's funny. Spider is indifferent so far.


  1. Oh my gosh! She is just the cutest thing ever!

  2. I have grandcats. Any human grandchildren I have in the future will be adopted. My son does not want to pass on the mental health problems in the family to future generations. He's very intelligent but has struggled trying to get through college due to depression and anxiety issues.
    I'm so glad you rescued this puppy. The words I would have for your in laws would all be terribly rude, so I won't use them!

  3. You are tha most amazing person I have ever know Brandi,Thank you,xx Rachel

  4. your grandbaby is precious. btw, my only grandbaby is also a doggie. welcome to the club :)
    hopefully your in-laws won't use the $100 to go out and buy another dog!
    wags, bailey unleashed

  5. Dear, sweet puppy! What a grand life she has ahead of her. Cheers to your son and his girl; that is difficult decision for some, to put an unborn child's welfare ahead of their own. Blessings on them and their new little Casey!