- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
For those of you who weighed in on my earlier posts. We got the puppy last night around 6:30. She’s so very cute and the perfect fit for our little family. I took this morning off work and spent a good part of the day with her. Being only 6-7 weeks she gets tired out pretty quickly, but she’s also very playful! She was found without a mother dog, and held in a foster home for 2+ weeks. She was going to be headed back to the shelter from yesterday until Friday if I didn’t “take her home” last night. The foster mom trained her to go potty on papers for now, but every time I take her outside she goes right away. If we are in the house and she has to go, and I don’t get her outside, she will go right to the paper or puppy pad. Because she is paper trained, the foster mom had her crate set up 1/2 paper and 1/2 bed. We are going to keep doing this for a few weeks until she is a bit older to hold her bladder for a longer period of time. I feel confident that the way the foster mom explained to later remove the puppy pads or paper will work for us.
At around 9:30 pm she fell asleep on my husband’s chest, he placed her in the crate, and we closed the door. She slept in there from about 9:30-midnight at which time she gave out a few whimpers…which turned to cries and barks….I thought “wow this is never going to end!” It was torture to listen to her and try to ignore!! Finally, about 12 minutes later she settled herself down and slept until 5:00 am when our alarms went off! I think the foster mom having her sleep in a crate really helped the transition for us. I expected to be up ALL night with a howling pup, I’m glad that wasn’t the case.
She is so darling and sweet, I’m just really happy and thankful that we were able to adopt her. We are going to give her the love she needs, and the training to make her a lifelong pal.