Better late than never, I announce the addition of a new family member: Baxter!
He is an approximately four year-old cocker spaniel rescue who joined the family officially last Thursday. Bad habits include sock and toy chewing, but they are well compensated for by his quiet affection, ferocious protection, and tidy 23 lb package (he weighs less than Jessie does, Huzzah!)
Baxter came to us via our new deerhound groomer. We were considering adopting him when we lost Splinter and that put all plans on hold for grief. But Baxter needed a good home, and adopting him just felt right. The only one not thrilled is the cat--sorry Loiosh. I know you are the first and eldest, but you really need to be a bit more flexible. So welcome Baxter!