Thursday, May 9, 2013

Happy (almost) Mother's Day to me!

No- it's not what you think! This Saturday, Hank and I will officially adopt Miss Brees, our foster fail pup, and I will be the mom of 3 dogs and 2 cats. It's hard to believe that little girl is now 8 1/2 weeks old, and a whopping 12 pounds already. But she's also fully house trained, does a rock solid "sit", and almost has "down" figured out. She's one smart pup!

The other animals are still adjusting (some better than others), but she has been a real joy to have at the house. We're still in the puppy teething phase, but the chewing on hands has gotten a little better, and so far we've had no furniture casualties. She's pretty happy chewing on bones or dried chicken feet (thank you Tomlinson's for introducing her to those), and LOVES to play with all of her toys.

On Friday, Hank will drop her off at Emancipet for her spay surgery, and I will pick her up after work. I'm glad we're able to do it there as they do not require an overnight stay. Our last foster puppy didn't miss a beat after her surgery, and we anticipate that Brees will "breeze" right through her recovery as well. But after that is all taken care of, we'll sign the papers on our first rescue dog together. I love that Hank actually mentioned in his vows supporting the various animals that will find their way to our home throughout the years. We definitely share a love of animals, and I love him like crazy for it!

Brees is full of energy, so catching cute shots of her gets harder and harder. But here are a few pictures of her as she's grown over the past few weeks.

In the car, leaving the shelter.

This backyard business is fun!


She LOVES her sisters....even though they don't always return the sentiment. Maddie has started to play with her, and it's really cute to watch. But Marley is less amused. In the video below, Marley steals her bone, and Brees does her best to let Marly have it.

Growing fast!

Chewing her bone.

Trying to get me out of bed this morning!
We still have no clue exactly what kind-of mix she is, and are planning on doing a DNA test in the next few week, so be on the lookout for a fun post about that. It really doesn't matter to us WHAT she is, but we would definitely like a heads up on HOW BIG she might be. We already know that we'll have to replace our small dog doggie door, and just want to plan accordingly. She's a little bit of wonderful though, and that's all we really care about. We're looking forward to making it official this weekend!

1 comment:

  1. she has got to be the cutest puppy in the world. really, i don't know any puppy that doesn't make me fall in love, though. i'm pretty sure that as soon as i move to austin in september, and finally can have a yard *that doesn't occur in LA*, i'll be just like you with plenty of dogs running around.

    xx brittany (@