Sunday, February 22, 2009

We Have A Puppy!

This weekend we finally got to pick up our puppy, Weiss!





His name is Weiss, pronounced "Vice," and he is adorable! He is 7 weeks old and one of the biggest in the litter. We picked him up early Saturday morning and got to play with the other puppies too.

This is them breaking in Weiss's bed and helping it smell like home! All of the puppies were so cute and it really made me want to take all of them home with me. ....however, after our first night with ours, I'm glad I didn't!!










After we played with the puppies, we took ours back to my parents house to let him & Rocky meet. Here's a video that I took there...sorry it's a little shaky!

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Rocky LOVED him! Annabelle wasn't too fond of him, mainly because he kept trying to chase after her tail and she wasn't having it! Rocky followed him everywhere he went and slobbering on him at every chance he got. They were so cute together!

After hanging out there, we got on the road to come back home. He slept about 30 minutes on my lap, then decided that Joseph's lap was much more comfortable (not safe, comfortable!). We weren't picky - we just wanted him to sleep! We made it back home, finally, and Mr. Ball of Energy got to experience steps for the first time. He's a master at them now - or at least going up them. We unpacked everything and let him get used to his new home. We played outside for a while...his favorite place was underneath Joseph's Jeep. I guess he was trying to hide because he would come bolting out from under there! That lasted for a while until it got too chilly outside. He plays for about 30 minutes and then sleeps for an hour. He slept for a good 2 hours last night, of course before bedtime!

I went to bed around 10:00 and left Joseph to watch the rest of his shows & to put the puppy to bed. That went well....until about midnight. He yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped and yelped ...............get the point?!

So I took the first shift! He fell asleep in my lap, and when I tried to put him back in his crate, he was fine until I closed the door to it. He FREAKED out, and started YELPING again...I don't know how I got him back to sleep because I was half asleep myself, but I eventually did.

Around 1:00 AM - the yelping started, and Joseph took the next shift. This ritual happened many times during the night with each of us taking shifts...

When I woke up this morning around 8, Joseph wasn't in bed, which meant that he was sleeping downstairs with the puppy....poor thing! Turns out he spent the rest of the night on the couch in case Weiss woke up.

Anyway, today has been great with him. He sleeps, wakes up, pees, plays for a bit, sleeps, wakes up, and on and on and on. Now its about 6:30, and we're going to attempt to keep him awake until its time for ALL of us to go to bed. We'll see how tonight goes.....

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