Saturday, September 7, 2013

it has been a long time coming

so in case you don't follow me on instagram, our family grew by four paws this week. 

when brad and i got married we wanted two dogs... i wanted a chocolate lab and brad wanted a german shepherd. i talked him into getting the lab first since i actually had some experience with the breed. we adopted riley right after we got married and as i'm sure you all know we've spoiled him rotten and i pretty much think the sun shines out of his little brown booty. 

every once in a while brad would get on a 'let's get a puppy' streak, but i didn't really want any part of it. the dog part of our life was pretty dang perfect, and to be honest, i don't do change all that well. 

long story short, he finally wore me down. we started looking at gsd rescues but we didn't have any luck (side note: it's a lot of work to adopt a dog nowadays. we don't have a fenced in yard so a lot of places didn't think we'd be a good fit). i was really hesitant to look at a breeder but a friend recommended one and everything fell into place. 

here's our new little girl, who is currently nameless (i know):

we brought her home thursday night and it's been a whirlwind. riley was estimated to be 6 months old when we brought him home, so he was ready to be house-trained and like i said, he was pretty easy. 

this little lady pees like it's her job. we take her out with riley, and she will pee, then we bring her back in and she goes again. she's keeping bounty in business. i know why God made puppies so cute, that's for sure. 

riley's handling her pretty well. the first night he wouldn't have anything to do with her or us. he'd just stare daggers at us from across the room, and i was super upset that we'd messed up. now he's warmed up and is playing with her. we have fostered dogs in the past and he always did well with them, but they always left after a month or so when they were adopted. hopefully they'll become best buddies :)


  1. Congrats! She is so cute! Having a puppy is the best. My puppy weighs 70 lbs now but she's still got the puppy personality. Soak in that puppy breath my friend!

  2. She is adorable. I love seeing the photos on instagram. Can't wait to hear her name!!

  3. Congrats on the new addition! She is super cute! Glad that Riley is finally warming up to her!

  4. Ah, I love German Shepherd puppies... they are so cute. Sheesh, all puppies are cute.

    Love the pics, love the story.... so happy for you all.

  5. She looks so cute and like massive amount of trouble! I LOVE IT!!