So, we got a puppy. A not-even-8-week-old puppy. ARE WE CRAZY?!
This was not really in the plans, but love will make you do funny things sometimes. All three of my dogs have been unplanned, impulsive purchases, and the first two, have been some of the best decisions of my life. Dixie was a Friday night last minute Humane Society visit and Calvin was a “We’re just going to look at the dogs, I promise we won’t get one” purchase.
Winnie, our newest addition, was super unplanned. On Thursday, I Googled “Chihuahua puppies in Minnesota” and was surprised to come across a classified with a few long-haired female Chihuahua puppies. Perfect. I sent the link to my husband, who replied with a short and uncommitted response, “Cute.”
Shoot. I didn’t sell him on it.
After work, I called the owner, who told me he could meet me at a McDonald’s up north in less than two hours with all of the puppies. (I know, sketchy, right?) I called Seth and he told me he was uninterested in getting a dog, so I told him I would call the guy back and tell him we weren’t moving forward. And what did I do? I called the guy back and told him we were on our way!
When I got home, Seth was shaking his head at me, but deep down, I knew he was okay with getting another dog. Let’s face it. We both are dog lovers.
It’s been five months since we lost our sweet little Dixie, and we’ve been able to grieve and heal. We weren’t even sure if we wanted to get another dog. Calvin has been so great and has totally loved the single dog, only child life. But I want him to have a friend to play and sleep with during the day.
And I know that with time, he will grow to love and have fun with this little white fluff. Right now, Calvin is just a tiny bit scared of this new creature. One minute, she is a little monster with razor sharp teeth and the next minute, she is the most adorable sleeping princess.
What did we get ourselves into? I feel like I have a newborn. Sleep has been limited. Poops and pees in unwanted places exist again. We have a feeding schedule.
Even though we have a few months (or a few years) of this puppy life, we know one thing is true. We love little Winnie and know she will be a perfect fit for our family.