Our New Addition.....Roxy

I can't believe we got a dog; a puppy for that matter! Two weeks ago, Mike decided that he really wanted a dog. It's been his dream of his to have an English Bulldog. Being the craigslist fanatic that he is, he happened to see English Bulldog and Yellow Lab mixes being given away for free. The type of dog and the word "free" caught his eye. He just had to have one of them. Not but a week or two before this I was telling my mom that I could not handle and train a dog and transition into a new home and start school. I don't know why I didn't have this conversation with my husband. Well, I couldn't resist. Mike seemed so excited to go get this dog and fulfill 1/2 his dream (haha). I couldn't say, "No."

When he came home, I heard a little bell coming up the stairs. I just fell in love with her right away. I am such a sucker for dogs, especially puppies. She is so, so cute! Mike hates to have dogs in the bed; so I was so surprised that he let her sleep with us the first night. We must have gotten up three times during the night to let her out. Who knew that she would be preparing me somewhat.

She definitely prepared both of us last week when she threw up 5 times in the middle of the night. Because of our experience with Duke and Parvo, we got pretty worried. She is just a nine week old puppy. A week before this though, we took her to the vet to get shots because we were not going to make any mistakes with this one. So, our initial concern for her was whether or not she had Parvo. We took her to the emergency vet at 4 in the morning to check her out and run some tests. It seemed like I was having a Marley and Me moment. I was telling her that she couldn't leave us yet. We've only had her for a week. I want her to grow up with us and our kids. We only had her for a week, and she had me in tears. Thankfully, the Parvo test was negative. She must have eaten something crazy from the grass.

She's been a lot of work, but so much fun! It's fun to watch her learn new things like walk up and down the stairs and experience new things like creatures in the grass. I guess I am catching just a glimpse of what it will be like in a few months.

She just sat right on my lap and put her head on my belly right when we got in the car on the way home from my parents. She didn't stay there too long though since the baby was kicking at the time. It was too cute!


Laura said...

Too cute! Yep - definitely will prepare you. But the baby will wake you up way more than three times a night! And once she comes, Roxy will take a back seat.

The Stott's said...

She is a cutie! Stop it! Your making me miss my puppy even more! How are you feeling? How's the belly growing? I want to see some pics young lady! ha ha Miss you guys so much! Hawaii just isn't the same without you both!