I interupt the radio silence to introduce…


New Brothers

Technically his full name is “Poe Hamster.” Poe as in Edgar Allan. Because Bryan loves Edgar Allan Poe as a writer and Poe was from Baltimore (where we grew up) and also Poe the dog was born in October – so it was a slightly creepy name we could both live with as an alternative to Bryan’s first choice for a name: “Zombie.”

And Hamster? Um. Declan kinda insisted on it. I have NO IDEA where he gets his penchant for weird names.

Anyway, Poe is a Bernese Mountain Dog with 1/8th Great Pyrenees mixed in to help him live longer. So, yes, that means he is gonna be HUGE. At 10 weeks, we think he is already about 12 pounds. But the good news is, Berners are especially lazy for giant breed dogs. Perfect for lazy owners like us.

Here are some other photos of the cutest puppy ever, and you can bet more will be added daily.

So far, so good. The first night was rough… but he’s already doing pretty well at getting outside for bathroom business and clearly loves Bryan to death. Which is good because that is who is going to take him for walks and clean up his poop.

This article has 30 comments

  1. zipper

    great dog and great name!

  2. Jeanette

    Oh how absolutely GORGEOUS is that dog!

  3. Sizzle

    You already know how I feel about Poe. The fuzzycute kills me.

  4. Sappy Chick


    I think I heard somewhere that Greay Pyrenees are very gentle dogs, so hopefully he’ll be a gentle giant. 🙂

  5. Giyen




    he is a sweetie and i love the way he just looks up to Declan in those pics!

    merry holidays sweetie. looks like i am gonna have to get a dog too, so i can be the ultimate blog stalker!

  6. Kim

    He’s adorable!! I love Berners, and hope to get one eventually.

    Have fun 🙂

  7. Auntie Em

    Oooh, too cute! We are about 4 days into new puppy land at our house too. They are so fun and crazy at this age! Can I get a witness that puppies are harder than newborns? (my husband thinks I’m crazy) I mean, babies snuggle in,sleep all the time, and have diapers, and puppies have 4 big muddy feet and no diapers. I’m just sayin’…

  8. Brandi

    He’s gorgeous! My neighbors have a Burmese Mountain dog and he makes me want a puppy, but sadly I’m allergic.

  9. amy

    Soooo cute!
    We’re getting sort of weak in the dog department and will be breaking down fairly soon. Poe does not make withstanding puppydom any easier. He’s delish.

  10. Anonymous

    oh lord! so cute!

  11. monstergirlee

    Oh Wow! That is the cutest puppy ever! A Gentle Giant is how I’ve heard them described.
    Wonderful photos – can’t wait to see him growing up.
    Yay for you!

  12. Rhi

    I love him!!

  13. Grey Street Girl

    He’s just adorable! Those first few months are hard, but with Declan helping out, it should make it a bit easier maybe? He’s going to be a great addition to your family!

  14. merrymishaps

    I am most definitely a cat person, but Poe is SO CUTE!

    My brother has a Great Pyrenees and I can almost ride him. Declan is going to have a lot of fun growing up with him!

  15. Joanna

    Puppies are the best. He’s gonna be a big one. What a lucky boy to have gotten Poe!

  16. Jenni Jiggety

    Oooooh he is so cute! I want a puppy toooooooo!

    Great name!

  17. Rachael

    Oh. My. God. SO CUTE!

  18. musing

    Such cuties! Both of them. 🙂

  19. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    Yeah, Declan is having fun with the Kung Fu Panda connection too!

  20. mothergoosemouse

    He’s so cute! Can hardly wait to meet him!

  21. Mayberry

    OMG you did it! WOW! He’s adorable.

    How big is he gonna get?!

  22. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    Um, I am scared to say. Like 50-100 pounds.

  23. MB

    For a minute, I thought you named him after Po from Kung Fu Panda! 🙂 I guess Edgar Allen will do – from another huge Poe fan! 🙂 Congrats on the new addition!

  24. Vanessa

    puppy poe! he is so cute!

  25. carrie

    Congratulations to you all on the new addition! He is adorable, simply adorable! Have fun with him! 🙂

  26. Miss Grace

    Very much adorable.

  27. zenrain

    i can’t wait to meet him!!

  28. Kristy - Where's My Damn Answer

    I love love love puppies. He’s adorable 😀

  29. Oz

    So adorable that he makes me want a puppy, which is insane because I can barely handle the (lovable, stinky, troublemaking) dog we have now!

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