Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Meet Little Zanna

We found a pup. Friends were checking their sources everywhere, and sending puppy pix (thanks, y’all). I had to be in a shoot in Dallas, and just googled German Shorthairs, Dallas. (I love Google.) The
Anderson Ranch Dogs site popped up. I liked the looks of their dogs. I had actually read about these breeders in the past. I e-mailed them, and within 2 minutes, I received a return call. The Andersons had kept one female for their own kennels, since she was the embodiment of all their (stout) bloodlines. The pup was 11 weeks of age, and just that morning they had discussed selling her. It seems the Andersons have too many training dogs, and their girls are rodeoing, so they were possibly interested in finding a home for her, thinking that the timing wasn’t right for them to have a puppy. They sent me pictures, which I in turn sent to MLH (and, of course, Zack!) back at the house. They had me at the phone call, but I needed to explore my options.

I checked her pedigree, then sent the pix and pedigree on to another hunting friend, who encouraged us to purchase this pup. I cancelled my flight home, and arranged to ride home with a friend, who was nice enough to swing by Decatur so I could pick up the pup. She travelled well, and when MLH laid eyes on her late that night, he fell in love.

It’s been a weird week, losing Zoie and gaining another pup. We miss Zoie tremendously. But we’re finding we still have room in our hearts for another – something I find I can’t explain. Also, I’d like to say, once more, thanks so much for all your support. Your comments, thoughts and prayers comforted us more than you’ll ever know.

This pup is worlds apart from Zoie in looks and temperament, but funny and loving in her own right. She and Zack bonded right away; they are playing, sleeping together on the couch, and playing fetch. It took us almost two days to come up with a name, but finally, we did so.

Without further ado, MLH, Zack and I would like to introduce you to Zanna, the newest member of the family.


And of course, she already has some nicknames...Xanadu; Zanna Montana; Zanna White; and Carla Zantana.

You knew it would happen.

31 comments:

thisisme said...

She is just beautiful - I can see she is carving a brand new place in your heart for herself. She will never replace Zoie, and I'm still thinking of you all as you go through the grieving and the changes.

Eric said...

Carla Zantana

*snort*

She's one lucky pup!

Library girl said...

What a beautiful face! Glad she and Zack get on well :).

catd264 said...

She is adorable. And it was meant to be. I love Zanna. Zack is one lucky dude.

Lynellen said...

She is beautiful! I'm sure you'll wonder how you ever did without her.

Lone Chatelaine said...

Aw!...Pretty girl! :)

i beati said...

Zanna White I am so loving her - alert bright eyes and conformation A#1 - it's not that you ever really let go of that one but for Zack's sake and your own ability to care for and love a another dog- it's oh so right - to quote a song I really like the look of her. Congrats sandy

Janie said...

thisisme - thanks so very much.

Eric - I knew you'd get a kick out of that one!

library girl - thanks! She thinks she's pretty cute, too! And I'm grateful she and Zack are getting along.

Cat - I'm thinking she was kind of being held for us, as well.

Lynellen - I'm sure you're right...but right now, she is a HANDFUL. (If you know what I mean.)

Chatelaine - I know, huh?

Sandy - You're so right about her confirmation, and yes, we'll never quit loving Zoie-girl. Zanna is very, very intelligent and we have to keep our eyes on her all the time. She.is.wearing.us.out. - but she's fun!

Pam said...

One word-beautiful!!!! Can't wait to get my hands on the beautiful Miss Zanna!

Janie said...

She told me she wants to meet Auntie Pam, too!

Anonymous said...

I'm not really a "dog" person - but that dog is really cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Terri aka Pepsi's Mom said...

Pepsi says......if we come down to the Texas State shoot, will you bring her to meet us?
Pretty girl!

Karen said...

What a cutie! I love the black face with the white spotted body. She's adorable. ANd, as long as Zack approves...

Bob said...

We can't wait to meet her and are so happy for you all. What a cutie.

Foo said...

Just look at that mug. What a sweetheart. (And the puppy's cute too.)

scotte said...

she is pretty. looks birdy , too.

SpookyRach said...

WHAT A FACE!!!!!!! so cool.

Janie said...

Anonymous - thanks so much! you're welcome to babysit...anytime! ;)

Terri - of course! Zanna will be at the shoot, but she has to wear earplugs.

Karen - hey, girlfriend! The pictures are deceiving, she is liver and white. And Zack - well , he does approve! (and we're glad)

Bob - you and Cherie will love her!

Foo - you are so funny!

Scott - she is a birdy girl.

Spooky - I know, huh? She's a mess, I promise. She's already providing plenty of blog fodder.

Gretchen said...

What an adorable pup! Congrats on the new addition to your family. :)

Janie said...

Thanks, Gretchen. She's a handful right now, but a sweet one!

Keeper Of All Things said...

Shes so cute!!

Gwynne said...

Awww...I love her! And the nicknames are adorable. So glad you found a perfect fit for Zack! :-)

In_spired said...

Oh, My! Janie, what a beautiful puppy! Butch sends his regards and a *sniff*!

Zanna White??

Vanna, eat your heart out!!

Looking forward to Zanna stories!!

Janie said...

Keeper - thanks so very much!

Gwynne - Thanks! I bet y'all come up with more nicknames!

In_Spired - Zanna and Zack told me they think Butch needs to come visit, and soon!

jill jill bo bill said...

Janie!!! I amso happy for you and wish you would have told me you were coming to my neck of the woods!!! I am not that far from Decatur and would have loved to hook up and eat some pie at Sweetie Pie's. let me know if you are coming back to Dallas!!!! And I am lovin' me some Zanna!!

The Doozie said...

well darnit, that is just the cutest dog ever

HOBO said...

I can read emotions...
Congrats !

Snooty Primadona said...

OMG! Zanna is absolutely gorgeous. Who could not love a face like that? Is Zach taking to her okay? She truly has a precious little face. I'm so happy to know you found a new baby.

So, I guess I know what you're doing these days, lol. Pets are a lot like kids in that they do provide you with great blog material. Here's to many happy bloggings!

Janie said...

Jill - I'm up there all the time, Fort Worth is my area...might be there next week! And Zanna says hi!

Doozie - thankee, ma'am! Zanna thinks she's pretty cute, too. She's already ruling the house.

Hobo - still pretty emotional, I am. You pegged it. Thanks!

Snooty - I've been busy this week, with Zanna, a colonoscopy Tuesday, and a shoot on Friday. Hopefully, we can hook up this next week!

buffalodickdy said...

That is a great breed I have always admired... Must be nice to have a smart dog- I went "Airdale" 30 yrs. ago.... somebody has to love them!

Janie said...

Hey, Buffalo - I LOVE Airedales! They're beautiful and sweet. But, yeah, GSP's are smart and sweet. Zanna is quite the handful. Thanks for dropping by!