Monday, February 25th, 2008

Welcome the newest addition to the Temptalia family! His name is Magellan (yes, after the explorer), and he is nine weeks old today!  We’ve had him for just over a week now, and I couldn’t resist sharing.  He is a yellow labrador retriever, and he weighs about ten pounds right now.  I’m photo-documenting his journey to full-size so we can track how fast he grows!

More photos (duh!) if you want to see…

@ Eight Weeks

@ Nine Weeks

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114 thoughts on “Welcome Magellan!

  1. awwww.. he is soooo adorable! :) wishing you guys luck, and tons of patience. lol

  2. i want to nom his ears off………..

    reminds me of my black lab…….had her for 14 years :)

  3. n.fiona

    aaaaahhhhhh!!!! Magellan is soooo cute! I see someone is a history-buff! christine! : P hehe – love the picture where he is lying on the couch and had his eyes closed and open.

    update pls on the growth!

  4. Nell

    so sweet! be happy together! (hopefully you are not too attached to your shoes, because he will get to them, however good you try to protect them, he WILL get to them! I know what I´m talking about! ;D)

  5. Brooke

    I LOVE HIM TO BITS!!!!!!!

  6. He’s so cute, Christine. Congratulations, and keep us updated!

  7. Awwww I have a lab but now he’s all big and dumb lol like seriously he’s like wild but I love him though very cute puppy! ♥

  8. Shefali

    OMG he’s so cute!! If I didn’t have a toddler running around the house, I would seriously consider getting a lab…they are the cutest puppies ever!

  9. Milan

    This dog is soooo adorable! I’m jealous! I want want too! lol

  10. melis

    omgggg he is soooooooo adorable <3

  11. he is soooooo cute. just want to squeeze him.

  12. Oh I am so jealous!!!! I want a dog so badly.. I’ve never had one, only cats. He is adorable :) You’re so lucky!

  13. Tonee

    He’s a beauty! I look forward to seeing more photos of him.

  14. Renee

    AHHHHHHH!!!!! SO CUTE!!! <3<3<3<3
    omg i want one! :D

  15. Tanya

    OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH he is sooooo cute :) I simply adore puppy toes…they are almost as cute to kiss as baby toes :) Having gotten a rescue dog myself recently, I know how much love a dog brings into your home :) You and your man are very lucky, as I am sure Magellan is.

  16. Katherine

    Ah, he is just so cute! I just love big puppy feet, too! It’s too bad they can’t stay puppies forever….

  17. He is too cute Christine! Welcome to motherhood :)

    • I have to say, I was already entirely committed to not wanting kids before, and seriously, having a puppy totally cements the, “I’m not procreating. Ever.” feeling. Way too much work, LOL.

  18. Beda

    oooohhhhhhhh!!!! such a cute puppy!!!!! I love labradors, they are perfect for kids, and I want one!! =(

  19. Lu

    awww he looks like such a calm, angelic and sweet cutie!

  20. carriespooner

    I love him. WANT!

    ‘There aint no fleas on me’ puppy!!

  21. Ashlee

    Omg! Hes the cutest thing ever! I cant wait to move & get a puppy again.

  22. Morgan

    His little nails are so cute! And sharp, I’m sure!

  23. Danapotter

    awwwwwwwww……He is so cute! Congrats on the addition!

  24. he looks so adorable and cute!

  25. Nora

    SO. CUTE. And I appreciate his being named after a famous historical figure and not just “Fluffy” or “Fido.” :)

  26. Avatar of Quynh Ruby

    OMG!
    The one with his eyes closed and the last one are most adorable.
    AHH!!
    Treasure his cuteness while he’s still a baby. xD

  27. Tekoa

    Puppy! *huggles Magellan* I love dogs, but our house is too small to have one. I’ll enjoy my puppy love through you. :)

    • We live in an apartment, and that didn’t stop us! He can’t go anywhere until he’s 4 months anyway, since his immune system is poor til he has all his shots. We live very close to a park (across the street), so we intend to take him there later on.

  28. claudia

    Oh, yellow labs are my favorite! When I get one, I will call her “Honey.”

    Actually, I love animals in general, and even if my sister and I share a 2-bedroom apartment, we have managed to keep two cats, two chihuahuas, two snakes and a box turtle. =)

  29. tatiana

    and i have a cat lol!

  30. Elizabeth

    awwww super cute. It makes me think back to when my dog was that small. I need to get a new puppy now. Congrats on your new fam. member.

  31. Katie

    What a darling pup! Congrats! :) I can’t wait to see how he grows!

  32. victoria

    aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh, soooooo adorable. what a baby!!!!!

  33. Amanda

    OMG. I LOVE HIM. He is SO cute!!!! I love puppies and that is one beautiful little guy. Awwwwwww.

    Try not to cover him in makeup, girl. ahah

  34. lisa

    He looks so cute:-)

  35. Ashley Samantha

    Cuuuuute! Aw I remember the novelty of a new puppy (til’ she ate my fave eyeshadow brush) enjoy! I’m a sucker for “critters,” my family used to call me Ellie Mae when I was little lol.

  36. tatiana

    HIS NAME IS POOKS BUT MY FAMILY REALLY CALLS HIM NINO (BABY, BUT IN SPANISH AND W/O THE TILDE OR HOW EVER YOU SPELL IT) AND BELLO PRECIOSO lol!

  37. HEY MAGELLAN!! ((YES THIS IS A COMMENT FOR U HUN)) YOU ARE SOOOO ADORABLE!! AND I KNOW CHRISTINE WILL TAKE GOOD CARE OF U. LUCKY HER!! TAKE CARE AND BE SURE TO TAKE YOUR WALKS!!! –P.S. DONT GET INTO CHRISTINES’ MAKEUP LIKE MY DOGGIE DID “OH NOOOO!!”

  38. tatiana

    hey christine do you have a myspace?

  39. Chrissy

    Oh, he is so adorable! Congrats on your new “baby!”

  40. JackA

    He’s so f’in adorable! Love those eyes! Awww….

  41. OMG he is sooooooo cute! :D

    Lovely. :p So fwuffy. =^.^=

  42. He is absolutely adorable!

  43. Gio

    Oh, he is so adorable!

  44. Hey Cristine,

    He’s so cute,adorable and nice pix u have taken of him,i really luv the pictures especially the sleepy pose of him,u r lucky but im not so fortunate,cuz my hubby dont like pets esp,dogs or cats and im tooo much in luv with animals,i really adore one but i know i can never,i really feel like crying :'(…but lucky u..(iam sorry i made whole atmosphere emotional)

    Luv,
    Zzainy..

  45. Yipeeeeeeeeeee he is ADORABLE! Please kiss him on his cute lil nose on my behalf…he must be keeping you on your toes right now. I showed his pics to my husband and he melted off the couch! Truly a gift from God – dogs are amazing. As much care, or even more, as babies need – but so rewarding. Please keep us updated on what he’s doing and how he looks – he’s soon going to grow into an awkward period (just like us) – into a “teen”.

  46. awwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!! hi little guy! Hi magellan! Don’t go gettin into mommy’s makeup ok even if its super pretty she’ll put ur cute little furry butt on ebay before u can say oops sorry! lol
    christine he is tooooooo cute!

  47. Zsofi

    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    he is soooooooooooooooooo damn sweet :-D
    Thx very much for sharing Christine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I always wanted a Golden Retriever like Him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  48. Hi Christine!

    he is adorable, squeezable, uber-cute!
    You should send his pics to those guys in http://wwww.dailypuppy.com
    It’s a super-cute website with wonderful pics of puppies all over the world. He will be a success there and get lots of virtual cookies! It’s where I go for my local dose of puppiness!
    Thanks for posting these wonderful pics!
    Talk to you soon!

    a.

  49. Starz81

    Awwwe he is too cute! Congrats!I just got a new puppy last Wed. He is 3 months hold and a handful. He’s only 4 lbs and will not get 2 much bigger. He’s a Papillon. I’ll post a pic for you. Love him :)

  50. Chica

    How did I miss this post? He’s gorgeous!!! :o)

  51. sheryl

    he’s adorable! feed him more!he’s looking a lil thin. my retriever’s really fat! my granny feeds her EVERYTHING u can think of!