icRKphJXQm-ezth8lntKydifkDg The Loose Screw: ~Puppy Love~

Thursday, June 30, 2011

~Puppy Love~

Puppy love has struck at our house! This sweet little girl is the reason you haven't heard from me for the past few weeks.

We've had two mini schnauzers for 11 years: Iris (11), and Raley (15ish-a rescue dog  the vet estimated to be 3-7 years old when we got him 11 years ago).  Raley was the sweetest, liveliest dog up until the day we had to put him down in January.  It was so painful for all of us, and we still miss him.  Iris had a terrible time missing Raley, so after several months we decided it was time to look for a new dog.  The *plan* was to get an adult dog, maybe a few years old so we wouldn't have to deal with puppy training, and to get a schnauzer mix, not a purebred. We looked and looked, and just couldn't find one that would fit with our family.   Then we found her.  Puppy.  Purebred.  Out the window went The Plan.  We all melted and couldn't resist her puppy charm. 

Her name is Tulip (continuing with the flower theme), and she is now 12 weeks old.  She is a purebred toy/miniature (not sure which yet) schnauzer. She is such a love.  The first week or so was very time consuming and we didn't get much else done aside from taking care of her, but now we are into a semi-routine.  It is like having a newborn in the house!  She is sleeping about six hours a night, with plenty of naps during the day.  She gets me up early -5 a.m. I am NOT a morning person, but there is no resisting her!  She is quite spoiled already, which is very easy to do when you are so cute and snugly!!  Iris is tolerating her presence, and things have gone better than any of us expected.  We have all smiled and laughed so much in the past two weeks, and taken lots of pictures!! 

This is just the beginning-I'm certain there will be plenty of puppy shenanigans to share with you as Tulip grows up!

3 comments:

Amy said...

She is so cute!

TheRockerMom said...

What a cutie!!!

I'm pleased to be serving with you on the crew this year.

Nanette said...

She is adorable!
I’m now following you.
http://thejoysofhomeschooling.blogspot.com/
~ Nanette ~ a fellow crew mate