Meet wee Piper.
When my husband knelt down to meet the three little boys, Piper was the one who bounded to his hand with eager excitement and playful puppy kisses.
So it was decided. Piper chose us to be his family.
We bundled him up in a blanket and brought him home with us.
It's been awhile since we had a "baby" in the house and it has certainly been an adjustment.
Piper's only been on the job a week and already he's in charge of trouble!
What do the other two older dogs think of the young upstart?
Buddy, who is an elderly sixteen, has no tolerance for a puppy's antics. When he's patience is at an end, Buddy curls his lip and barks a warning to Piper that he needs to respect his elders.
This lesson has been learned, but it hasn't stopped Piper from talking back to Buddy from the safety of my lap.
Scrap is more accepting, although he isn't quite sure how to handle a puppy one-quarter his size.
One day I hope they will all be the best of friends.