It's Official. Meet Ms. Frizzle.

Because we just needed a little more excitement in our lives.
Meet the newest member of the Shifley family.
Ms. Frizzle.

Hi, I'm a cute puppy who likes to get up at 4:30 in the morning. Yay me!!

Ms. Frizzle is an 8-week-old yellow lab.
If you're familiar with the cartoon "The Magic School Bus" then you know where the name came from. If you're not familiar then consider yourself lucky. It's a really weird cartoon.
Mrs. Shife and I weren't sold on the name, but the kiddos won us over.
And I still chuckle to myself when I think about having a dog named Frizzle.
Anyway, we have had her almost a week and everyone is pretty happy about it except you know who.
Tank Tank does not approve.

 Extra sad basset face. Who am I kidding ... it's always extra sad. 

But he seems to be coming around as he was actually playing with her yesterday evening.

How could I say no to that face?  

Puppy love.

Bring me your finest meats and cheeses or I will jump.

Thanks for stopping by. Talk to you soon.

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream.


  1. Abby tells Tank to hangeth in there!
    She's adorable. This batch of labs were
    both supposed to be yellow and somehow
    between Jeff and the breeder we ended up
    with two black labs. :-)

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  3. Aw, look at that face! And aw, look at that other face (Tank's)! I hope they end up liking each other. I've heard that a younger dog can take years off an older one. By which I mean the older one gets more playful and acts younger. Your kids look thrilled!

  4. Tank probably feels a bit jealous but he and Fizzle will end up great friends, who couldn't love a yellow lab. The photographs are GREAT, Mat ... you're a lucky man having two lovely kids and two lovely dogs. I am, of course, just a tad jealous!

  5. When we got our dog earlier in the year, my wife wanted a lab, yet somehow we ended up with a Yorkie. Tank will get over it.

  6. You sure do like an adventure, don't you? A new puppy will ensure you hours and hours of fun!

  7. Dogs make for a good childhood
    I know!
    My old dog saved mine

  8. beautiful dog. you can never go wrong with a lab. my favorite two dogs were black lab / shepherd crosses.

    you're going to be very busy for the next 6 months.

  9. My wife recently rescued a yellow Lab. I think she named it Buttercup, but I call her Corn Dog. My Basset Hound is very jealous of the new dog.


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