I Believe An Introduction Is In Order.

August 14, 2013

Remember a couple of weeks ago when I asked you to keep a secret from Harry?

Well, thanks for that. You did a great job.

And now…meet the surprise.

Cute surprise, huh?

Last weekend, in the middle of a rainstorm, Harry was completely shocked, delighted and freaking out to unexpectedly meet his new pal (Wait? I have a dog? I HAVE A DOG!!!) in a parking lot in Herman Park in Houston.

And now whenever anyone asks Harry where he got her, he says “we took her home from the park.”

Like you can just grab a dog at the park.

But that’s what we did. (I mean, after prearranging this weeks in advance with a friend who graciously offered to drive to the park and deliver us a free puppy.)

And now, the boy has a dog.

We went straight from the park to a pet store down the street to retrieve some needed items. While we were there, I ran into Anise Parker. She too was there buying pet accoutrements and she was delightfully interested in this new family member we picked up at the park. I considered all of this a good sign.

And she’s been hanging with us ever since.

The dog, not Anise. This is a photo of Harry and his dog not Anise watching “Remember the Titans.” They liked it.

She is three months old…her birthday is Cinco de Mayo…part dachshund, part miniature schnauzer, pure lover.


I’ve always been sort of scared of dogs…but this one, she is the sweetest, most low-key, lovey dog I have ever seen. Mainly she just likes to lay around and cuddle … preferably right next to  you… and then doze off. She’s my kind of girl.

But she also really likes it outside.

And there are a lot of things to smell outside… traces of possum, raccoon, armadillo, skunk, fox, who knows what else. I’m scared to know what else.

She can already fetch a frisbee. Like a boss.

I mean, if she wants to.

She just needed a name.

So, as I mentioned, Harry was in charge of naming his new friend.

His first thought was Lebron James. Or Chicharito. Or Barack Obama, aka Mr. President.

But then he shifted to more feminine ideas like Charro, or Shakira, or even Karen’s suggestion, Mrs. Pants.

But none of them seemed just right.

And then we drove past this boat store in Montrose.

And he screamed: GIBBY!

And she climbed up on his lap and wagged her tail.

And then she licked him to death. She’s fierce and scary, y’all.

So I’d like to introduce you now to Ms. Gibby Chicharita Gomez Gonzales Harrison Mayes Pants.

I’m currently calling her ChiChi Pantalones.

Or Gibby.

Or Gibbs.

Or G.

What up, G?

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  • Reply Karen from Chookooloonks August 14, 2013 at 9:39 am


  • Reply Kara August 14, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Oh. My. Goodness. The face and coloring with the Snauzer muzzle fur is just SQUEEABLE. Please feel free to post many puppy pictures.

  • Reply Heather B. August 14, 2013 at 9:49 am

    AWWWWW! That’s sweet. Congratulations!

  • Reply Isabel Kallman August 14, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Gibby Mayes! So cute!

  • Reply Sherry Carr-Smith August 14, 2013 at 9:53 am

    She’s perfect!

  • Reply Schmutzie August 14, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Delightful! My favourite are puppy ears, the ends of which always find their way into my mouth.

  • Reply Jill Salahub August 14, 2013 at 9:59 am

    I just passed out from the cuteness, woke up again only to see the picture of her flying with Dumbo ears, and then passed out again. Do you have insurance? 🙂

  • Reply kim/the maker mom August 14, 2013 at 10:06 am

    She’s adorable! Our pup is the same age. Enjoy!

  • Laura Harrison Mayes
    Reply Laura August 14, 2013 at 10:17 am

    I know, right? Just the pure PUPPY-NESS of it all! She’s killing me.

  • Reply Daffodil Campbell August 14, 2013 at 10:38 am

    OH! With the running and the flapping of the ears. Oh my. She is perfect. I love her little scruffy face and warm eyes. What a love! (How big do you think she will get? That dainty little girl has some feet on her.)

  • Reply maile August 14, 2013 at 10:40 am

    GIBBY!!! I WANT HER!!!

  • Reply sugarleg August 14, 2013 at 10:42 am

    PUPPY BREATH!!!!!!!!! congrats Mayes-ez, hi GIBBY!!!!! xoxo

  • Reply ememby August 14, 2013 at 10:54 am

    That puppy is so cute I had to comment. CUTE. Makes me want to get another dog… almost.

  • Reply Allison Allen August 14, 2013 at 10:57 am

    I. cannot. believe. you. got. a. dog. We love Gibby! Welcome to the world of pet owners:)

  • Reply Charles Kuffner August 14, 2013 at 11:07 am

    The dog is absolutely adorable. I have to say, though, the name “Gibby Mayes” sounds an awful lot like “Gibby Haynes”:


    Your dog may have a little punk rock in her, that’s all I’m saying.

    • Laura Harrison Mayes
      Reply Laura August 14, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      Charles Kuffner, you are spot on.

  • Reply Jennie August 14, 2013 at 11:16 am

    She is the cutest thing ever!!! Love her sweet face & big ears! 🙂

  • Reply Peach August 14, 2013 at 11:42 am

    BATDOG! I love.

  • Reply Anne Lupton August 14, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Congrats on the new addition to the family!

  • Reply Kayla August 14, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Gibby is 100% perfect. What an amazing, adorable little beast. I loved reading about her! Happy new doggy owning to you and the family!

  • Reply Becca August 14, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Absolutely adorbs! Welcome Gibby!

  • Reply Carrie Pacini August 14, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    OMG, she is so cute. Bring her next time and she can hang with Dauphine 🙂

  • Reply Judy Woods August 14, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Great pictures showing all sides of her sweet little personality. Can’t wait to meet her.

  • Reply Pam August 14, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    I was JUST wondering about this! I don’t know what’s funnier – the dog or the comments. But OMGTHEDOG.

    She is so perfectly perfect.


  • Reply Barchbo August 15, 2013 at 8:33 am

    And they lived happily ever after.

    LOVE! What a cutie.

  • Reply Amanda August 15, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Aww! Cutest dog ever! I need to go to the park and score a free puppy! 😉

  • Reply iris de mallemarok August 16, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    That first photo of your boy with Gibby? The smile there? How did that not break your camera lens with its utter unadulterated bliss? I mean, I didn’t even think that sort of happiness was LEGAL.

  • Reply Terri in SF August 18, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    I am not a dog person. Gibby might change my mind. Adorable. Also…those are some awesome dog-in-action photos. You could be a pro.

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  • Reply Michelle August 26, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Yay! Yay for puppies! She’s so cute. The action shot where she’s flying? Oh my. My son is just a little younger than Harry and we are picking up our new puppy on Labor Day. I didn’t think I could BE any more excited until I saw this post. Congrats on the new baby!

  • Reply The Hook September 2, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Best. Surprise. Ever!

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