Because we don't have nearly enough chaos we thought it would be fun to get a puppy. One day we went to see our babysitter in her high school drama play. On our way home there was a family with some puppies they were giving away...and so because we are all suckers for puppies we stopped. They said the mother was a pure bred chocolate lab and no clue what the father was. We think probably some kind of deerhound.
Well, we decided that it is as good a time as any to get a new puppy. One of the biggest reasons is because Ellie is getting older and we wanted the puppy to learn her good traits, like staying in the yard without having to be tied up for one thing. I noticed that the puppies that looked more like labs were much more active and more likely to be jumping up on the kids. And so we picked the puppy that they said was generally the quietest. Hubby was sold when he picked her up and she licked his face. I was hoping for easy to train, we shall see ...meet Lucy!
|This is actually Ellie's crate, but for now it will do because she is smaller than Ellie - but not for long!|
So I am sure you are wondering how the first week went. Biggest lesson learned is - do not get a new puppy the day before your hubby goes away for a week! The worst part was that I ended up being quite sick that week which is not a good thing to be when you are trying to house train a 2 month old puppy. A puppy that was quite sick for the first couple days - probably due to the stress of being away from her littermates and the change of dogfood on her delicate little tummy. Oh and did I mention the chewing - good grief! We got through the first week...phew!