Friday, September 28, 2012

The BIG not-so-big News

After a full weekend of visiting Colonial Williamsburg, picking up parents at the airport and hanging out at a local park with a little cousin;)...

 we decided to bring Anna to a pet store. Recently she has been researching having a pet guinea pig. She's read pet books, took an online pet "quiz", even priced all the items she'd need to care for the guinea pig. But she had never touch/held one!

It ended up being a good idea because she wasn't very excited about getting one as we were leaving. I did have her touch/hold a rabbit and she was leaning in that direction more as we headed out the door.

But then we made another visit.... to a puppy store.

Just as a side note ... we've talked about getting a dog for years... it's always been a known thing that we'd have to get a dog for our kids because they've been asking. We've had all the inside/outside, small/big, puppy/pound dog conversations! And even things that we'd like in a dog... when the time came... later down the road :)

Of course when we told them our requirements of a dog (inside dog, small/medium sized, ok with allergies, and doesn't shed,and very good with small children) they said they had the "right" dog for us....

and he was:)

We are not "quick decision" makers.... getting a puppy right now was NOT in the plans!!
But this little guy fit us to the T!!

So we took him home that nigh:) Totally unlike us;)

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For those who know more about dog breeds (which I am totally not one of them) he is a Cavashon. A mix between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Bichon Frise. He is just 5 months old and weighs about 15 pounds.

He is very easy going but will get very playful when the kids get him excited... which is perfect for us;)

He is content on any couch...
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and even in a lap;)
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I love Chris' expression....LOL!! Doesn't the puppy look content;)

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He can also be found being carried around the house by either of the girls... which he is also fine with;)
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And he is beginning to really like being outside!! Funny to see a dog that wasn't used to grass at all (kinda sad) begin to enjoy running through the grass:)

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Besides crate training him and house breaking him, the only thing left he really needs is a name:( We're working on it;)
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 And while I've definitely questioned the timing... I'm really seeing how it's a good time. The kids care for the puppy pretty much the whole day:) Brian and I will take him out in the morning as soon as we take him out of our washroom (soon moving him to a crate). And I bathe him (when he needs it) and put him in at night.

I'll be honest that the first few nights were a little crazy!! Thankfully it's settling down and I'm actually sleeping in MY bed for the night.... I missed more sleep with him for the first few days than I ever did with my babies;)

We are really pleased with our decision to bring this little guy home!! He's such a sweet, loving and silly dog. He's a puppy so we have puppy antics all day, everything from stealing underwear and chewing toys to taking puppy led walks hoping he'll go his business outside;)

He's definitely added some extra craziness to the days;) But the kids adore him and he's great for us!! 

Linking up to {phfr} and Moments to Remember.

6 comments:

Jenny said...

He is adorable! How exciting for everyone. Pets are so calming.

Abby says he looks like his name is Pumpkin. Matthew is here and said Cutie Pie. Andy did not answer. LOL!

I say Fluffins. LOL!

Stacey said...

Super cute dog :) I'm totally not an animal person, unfortunately for my kids!

Joan Concilio Otto said...

Oh, he's adorable! We're the proud "parents" of 5 cats, a 100-pound dog and a hamster, and none of them came at what I'd have considered the right time, either... yet they miraculously were :)

I'm so glad to see your whole family enjoying this new friend!

Lisa said...

What a lovely little dog! He does seem perfect for your children; I guess you just knew that somehow.

Good luck with the name.

Sincerely Anna said...

Oh my goodness, he is so cute!

Sarah Halstead said...

Aww. he is adorable!!