I Believe An Introduction Is In Order.

I Believe An Introduction Is In Order.

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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31 Responses to I Believe An Introduction Is In Order.


  2. Kara says:

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

  3. Heather B. says:

    AWWWWW! That’s sweet. Congratulations!

  4. Gibby Mayes! So cute!

  5. Schmutzie says:

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

  6. Jill Salahub says:

    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? :)

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

  8. Laura says:

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

  9. 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.)

  10. maile says:

    GIBBY!!! I WANT HER!!!

  11. sugarleg says:

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

  12. ememby says:

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

  13. Allison Allen says:

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

  14. 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.

  15. Jennie says:

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

  16. Peach says:

    BATDOG! I love.

  17. Anne Lupton says:

    Congrats on the new addition to the family!

  18. Kayla says:

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

  19. Becca says:

    Absolutely adorbs! Welcome Gibby!

  20. Laura says:

    Charles Kuffner, you are spot on.

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

  22. Judy Woods says:

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

  23. Pam says:

    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.


  24. Barchbo says:

    And they lived happily ever after.

    LOVE! What a cutie.

  25. Amanda says:

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

  26. 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.

  27. Terri in SF says:

    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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  29. Michelle says:

    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!

  30. The Hook says:

    Best. Surprise. Ever!

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