4.17.2013

a new addition

We have a new addition to the family!

In my last post, I genuinely thought we wouldn't get a new puppy until later this year. However, sometimes things have a way of working themselves out, and we found ourselves visiting with a family this past weekend that could no longer keep this little gal. It was hard to believe that we were driving home with a dog on Sunday evening! She's been fitting in well though, and keeping us on our toes! Plus, she's freaking adorable. We love her.

She's unbelievable sweet and cuddly, and has to be right by our side all the time. She knows a few commands, like sit and wait, but we've signed her up for professional training starting next week. Dobermans love to learn, so we're hoping she picks up on things quickly. She's obviously super excited to go walking and exploring all the time, so it'd be nice to have her not pulling on the leash at least!

Her ears have been cropped and have to be taped up for several months to allow the cartilage to heal so her ears will stand. I think every person we've come across when having her out with us has asked, "What's wrong with her ears?", hahaha. Poor puppy looks like a reindeer with all the medical tape (she's pictured above in between wrapping changes so her ears are floppy). We hope they'll be standing before this Fall.

For those of you who don't know, we also have a siamese cat named Miley. She's weary of this new "crazy thing" we let invade her home, but they're ok in the same room together just minding their own business, thank goodness! It'll take time for Miley to totally be comfortable, but so far, so good. Scout mostly just wants to lick her, lol.

You can expect to see more of the new pup around here in the future I'm sure. I'll try not to go too pet crazy though, ha! Thanks for all your lovely comments in my last post as well!

11 comments:

  1. Congrats! She's adorable. I can't wait to see more of her.

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  2. Oh she's so sweet!!...Hope she's settling in well and her ears heal quickly!...She looks so lovely!...Congratulations!...xv

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  3. I honestly didn't think you'd have someone so soon! But well done.
    And please please put a picture of Scout licking Miley, lol, poor catty...

    Just to say that I've been following you awhile now, and touchwood, your life has just set itself right for you. You must be a very wonderful person :)

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  4. She is such a cutie!!! Congratulations!

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  5. Aw. Congrats on your new addition!
    Jordana

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  6. Aw. Congrats on your new addition!
    Jordana

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  7. I Absolutely love her. My Molly would also love her to pieces...although she would probably kiss Scout to the point of annoyance. Congrats! We must get together for a puppy date! Best wishes for training too...it's a lot of fun to watch them learn.

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  8. So adorable! Happy for you that everything is working out fine :)

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