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The kids, part 2: Louis

Meet Louis.  


That’s ‘Loo-ee’ for all you Americans. After all, Louis is 3/4 French Bulldog (with a dash of Boston Terrier to round out his mutt-liness). Weezie and I have had a serious hankering for a puppy since Jacques passed, and this weekend we finally got our fix. Louis is just shy of 8 weeks old and comes from a breeder in Eastern NC where my parents got their dog, Cooper.

Louis has only been with us for a couple days, but so far he’s adjusted remarkably well to his new surroundings. Somewhere under that fur he’s got an on-off button, because he alternates between joyous fits of playfulness and blissful slumber. We’ll get to know him better in the coming weeks, but so far we know that he likes stuffed hedgehogs, snuggle beds, and magnolia leaves.

leaf munching louis

Thanks to the moderate temperatures this weekend, we were able to spend a good deal of time outdoors. Louis enjoyed his new yard and seems content to call Hillsborough home. I did a little work around the house and he tagged right along, so here’s hoping that he’s a proper job site dog…he’ll certainly see plenty of projects over his lifetime. Welcome, pal!

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  1. Anonymous #

    Adorable addition to your family!

    January 20, 2013
    • jrh #

      Thanks, he’s fun!

      January 21, 2013
  2. CC #

    Louie Louie, Bonjour and welcome to the FAM! We can’t wait to meet you in person…..or should that be “in puppy”? Whichever, we are so excited that you have finally arrived !!!!!
    A little word of warning, if ” Rambler” your older teenage cousin (he is now 16) tries to convince you that you were named for the infamous song of his parent’s youth, “Louie, Louie”, pay no attention to him. Also, if he insists on teaching you the words to that song, saying you should learn it before you learn “Jesus Loves Me” pay no attention. Actually you might be sent to time out if your parents hear you singing the words and we wouldn’t want that!
    We have just come from “Benny’s” house. We are so sorry that you did not arrive in time to meet him. He was so fabulous and we miss him dearly! He would have loved you! He was the best Grand Dad and Father in Law we could have ever chosen!
    Do get cuz “Rambler” to tell you about the first time he met his Grand Dad “Benny”. Well, Louie Louie, take great care of your Mom and Dad. And do help your Dad all you can with the house. We know how frustrating but also how rewarding it can be . Our house “Rambler Cottage” in Pinehurst was built in 1910 and “The Summer House in Swansboro was built in 1900. Of course they are in their youth compared to your new home. It is so great that your Dad has this blog so we can keep up with the progress!
    Can’t wait to come see the house and meet you, too!
    Hugs and licks (?) , Auntie CC, Uncle Sam and “Rambler”, too.

    January 20, 2013
    • jrh #

      Louis is anxious to meet the entire Carlisle gang, especially his older, wiser cousin Rambler.

      January 21, 2013
  3. Louie looks right at home at Seven Hearths!. Mostly dauchsunds ruled the roost when the Murphy’s lived there. Louie will love the yard!

    January 20, 2013
    • jrh #

      We wanted a good dog yard, and boy did we find it. Louis has no idea how good he’s got it…in my next life, I’m coming back as a Seven Hearths dog.

      January 21, 2013
  4. nancy campbell #

    Welcome to Hillsborough Louis……a dog friendly town to be sure……love the colors used on your new home……keep up the good yard work!

    January 25, 2013
    • jrh #

      It is a great town for dogs. Lots of green space and friendly people. Glad you like the colors…we’re pleased with them too.

      January 26, 2013

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