Posted by: jeremyh06 | October 29, 2009

new addition to the family*

WE GOT A PUPPY! We have been searching on a local classifieds website (like craigslist) for puppies since we got here and we finally found one! See its important to have a guard dog to give you that extra security in protecting yourself and your house. You would think that having locked gates and security systems in place would be enough…but unfortunately its not! Most people, even lower income families have dogs for protection.

Mrs. Evelyn took us this morning to see about getting a puppy and once we got to the breeder’s house…we knew we were meant to come home with one! πŸ™‚ The breeder explained to us the different kinds of boerboels that there are (her breed) and showed us several of his own boerboels along with others that he’s in the process of training. We got to see our puppy’s mother and father showing us that we’ll have our hands full! Her aunt weighs about 180 pounds! She is absolutely adorable with a tan body, black face mask and a white diamond shape on her chest. Her eyes are hazel…like her mama’s! πŸ˜‰ At first when we got home with her, she was very timid, crouching down or running away if we would try and reach out to pet her. Right now she’s laying on the floor with Jeremy playing with her new ball..she’s come a long way in such a short amount of time! She is very curious and is already winning over our hearts. And in no way is she taking the place of Maela (our cocker spaniel from back home) although she is a close second! We’re having to be stern with her though as to make sure she doesn’t rule over us..because in just a few months she will easily weigh more than I do!

We need your help! We’re trying to come up with a name for her…do you have any suggestions? We thought it might be fun to have our friends and family back home help us come up with a name! So what do you think? Send us any ideas…we’re open! We will definitely continue to post pictures of her so you can watch her grow…oh so quickly!



  1. emily says lily

  2. bobbie. or lucy. or gougou (chinese for dog dog). or bella. blue-or balou).

  3. I think you should name her Lucy or Isabella or lerato (which means love in sesotho)

  4. G’pa says call it Bob – it has a tuff look but is really a “teddy bear”! HA

  5. oh my goodness, i love her! so excited for y’all! here are some ideas…sable, sadie, callie (reminds me of NC), piper, paisley

  6. Aw, guys, she’s so cute!!!

  7. I don’t know – an African name might be kinda cool – how do you spell mufasa….you know…simba’s daddy in lion king…..

  8. okay. scratch that – I was going off the “bob” comment – as soon as I hit send I realized …girl…
    ….with that, there’s always nala or the mama’s name…serabi???? can you tell I’m not a speller.

  9. How precious!!!! I suggest JOY. Cause she is going to bring much JOY for you both!!!

  10. I am sitting here tonight just absolutely “Amazed” that God has allowed me to be the grandmother of two wonderful young people –Jeremy and Sarah Hurst–who love Him enough to leave the comfort of home and go to a far off land in South Africa to serve Him however He sees fit. Those children at Molly’s place are so blessed and I believe other’s will come to know Jesus as their Saviour because of your witness.Your new home looks nice and who wouldn’t love that “boerboel”?!! Grandma Hurst

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