1.04.2013

A Puppy.


We got a puppy. A pound puppy, to be exact. Which, in my opinion, are thee best kind.

I know I talked earlier about getting my boys a puppy for Christmas, but we got home from vacation six days before Christmas and we were busy with family in town and then traveling to see Robs parents that getting one at that time just wouldn't have worked out. And good thing, because then we wouldn't have found this perfect little girl who has already become a bonafied member of our family.

The boys and I made a last minute decision to visit the animal shelter yesterday and I really wasn't expecting to find anything that would be a good fit for us. But when we walked into the puppy room and I locked eyes with this beauty, it was done. I asked Gunner which one he wanted and he picked out the same one I was eyeing. And so, we left with a puppy in tow. 

She's part boxer part something else, and approx. 2 months old. And she hasn't left my side since we brought her home. Gunner is in seventh heaven, obviously, but Colt is a little more reserved. He still has yet to hold him, just prefers watching from afar. For now. 

Oh, and I totally didn't ask Rob if I could get her. For one, I feared he may say no and two, I wanted to "surprise" him. Soooo....SURPRISE!

 Already loves her new older sister. As you can tell, our nine year old lab is super happy about it...snort.

Exhausted and dead asleep. This new pup has no idea what is about to hit her, in the form of a ferocious 4-year olds energy.

She still doesn't have a name yet, as we told Gunner he could name her and so far, all he has come up with are Transformer names and she doesn't really look like an Optimus...

ps. After Rob came home and was "surprised" and had to run down to the store to buy some puppy food, then run back down to his shop to get the dog kennel, and then spend thirty minutes cleaning out the mouse poop from the kennel in the frigid cold garage, he finally seemed to warm up to her.


I mean, really, how could you resist?

88 comments

  1. ahhhhhhhhhhhh.
    I am so puppy-hungry right now it is ridiculous. She is so so so cute!!
    Once again... adopt me? ;)
    I'll clean your house and make sure your drinks are always full (:

    does she have a name yet??

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  2. Annnnnnnd now I want a puppy, lol. I just turned to my two sleeping dog's and went "I want a puppy! Should we get a puppy?" and they looked at me like I was crazy. Which I am pretty sure I am crazy but hey, no worries, I am a functional crazy person. I love that you went to a shelter to get your puppy! Our second dog is from a rescue and her story makes me want to rescue more.

    She looks so peaceful sleeping, almost likes she knows she will never have to worry about finding a home.

    xoxo Nicole @ proudproductjunkie.blogspot.com

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  3. That is totally a stereotypical pound puppy looking pup! I think she's adorable!! I can't wait to see her grow up! Aweeeee. lol.

    What if you kind of hinted at names to the kids? And then make it seem like it was their idea??

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  4. awwwww she is soooo cute!!!

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  5. Omg she is so freaking cute I just want to snoogle her.

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  6. Shes so stinkin cute!

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  7. She's adorable! I just want to steal her! Our dog would be bullshit too. He's not into sharing.

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  8. So adorable! How exciting! Can't wait to see more pictures!

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  9. Seriously soooo cute! Thats awesome!

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  10. So adorable! Can't wait to hear more about her!!

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  11. cuteness overload!!! seriously that puppy is precious!

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  12. AW puppy!!! How adorable! They are the sweetest things.

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  13. Pound puppies are the best!!! Super cute!

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  14. OH.MY.GOD.
    puppy breath and puppy snuggles and puppy everything!
    so adorable.

    except for the constant peeing and shitting.
    i don't miss that.

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  15. So sweet!! Pound puppies are absolutely the only way to go :) have fun with her!

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  16. Is this the beginnings of Raven becoming a crazy doggy mama like me? I think so!!!

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  17. Ha! Rob's face kinda says "I'm so f-ing pissed at you, but she's so cute and cuddly that I want to smile but then you might think I'm not pissed." She is adorable though! I'm sure she and your boys will very soon be giving you a run for your money.

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    1. lol. I like your comment! I had to comment on it! My fiance was so pissed at me when we bought our second new pup!
      And his face was similar to Rob's! Too Funny!
      >>theeliteebony.blogspot.com

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  18. OMG!!!! Im in love!!! she is such a little sweetie!!

    so awesome that she is a pound puppy! when kurty and I get a dog one day we will DEFIANTLY be rescuing! i love it!

    as for the name? Erica has a nice ring to it. HEHEH i cant wait to see what you guys come up with!

    xoxoxo

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  19. Haha! I love the expression on your husbands face! The pup is adorable!

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  20. Hahaha Rob looks thrilled. I cannot wait to hear what this name turns out to be- this would be a good chance to actually use that "Remington" name!! (Yeah- I remembered that one). And the fact that this is a pound puppy warms my heart!
    xoxo

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  21. Pound puppies are the BEST!!! I love that you got her from a shelter! She's such a cutie pie!!!

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  22. What a little beauty!!! I would not have been able to resist either!


    Lacey @ And They Call Me Mommy

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  23. Honestly, that is one of the cutest puppies I have ever seen!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  24. Hiiiiiii puppy! I have puppy fever now, thanks.
    What a cutie though, I can't wait to hear the name!
    -Jess

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  25. OMG she is just precious!!! Love her...

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  26. Yah, for adopting... it's the only way :)

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  27. She is ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  28. omg. the face. the face is killing me. Love pound puppies.

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  29. Awwww, everyone loves a puppy! And rescues are the best. Congratulations on the new addition! I just wrote about my fur baby yesterday. :) What would we do without them? They really are family.

    http://wonderwhatsnextblog.blogspot.com

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  30. omg, she is so adorable! i completely agree that pound puppies are the best kind!

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  31. Melt my friggin' heart! Soooooooooooo cute! Love the pics of her with the lab and the ones of her sleeping! And the pic of your hubs in Carhartt. Word. :)

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  32. awww what a cutie!! We get our black lab puppy on the 25th. So not looking forward to potty training, but am very excited about Troy having a pup to grow up with!

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  33. So sweet! I am LOVING the look on Rob's face. You did the right thing in just getting her as a suprise. In my house, I'd rather beg for forgiveness than ask permission in the case of a dog. Which is probably why we have 5. No, I haven't been featured on hoarders yet. LOL

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  34. I LOVE the picture of her kissing her older sister. She has such a sweet face. I can remember the "joy" my older dog was filled with when I brought home my puppy, but he warmed up to her! She looks a lot like a beagle mix. My dogs are puggles (pug/beagles) and she looks a lot like them, especially as puppies! No squished face, just floppy ears and the best personality!

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  35. Oh my gosh she is so cute!! I bet your boys are so excited :)

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  36. Oh my, she is CUTE!! I love puppies and I'm so glad you rescued her, best way to get a puppy!

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  37. Oh My Goodness....she is SO cute, I just want to squeeze her!!! Can't wait to hear what her name will be!

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  38. Awww she is SO cute!! Congrats on your new addition :)

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  39. Oh goodness - she is adorable! And thanks for promoting pound puppies - they are THEE BEST!

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  40. She is precious! We let our 2 year old name our puppy. He picked, "Oatmeal" Shes part black lab/part german shepard (also from the pound) so, totally not the color of oatmeal, we decided her full name would be Oatmeal Stout after a dark beer. We're al classy bunch.

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  41. I love the name optimus prime! even though she is a girl. =) and I love that last picture of her giving savi kisses! can't wait to play with her!

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  42. You're so right- pound puppies are the best! As are boxers...we are madly in love with our rescue boxer! Enjoy that sweet girl!!

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  43. Such a sweet puppy! Pound puppies are the best. I'm feeling tempted...

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  44. such a cutie!!! and yes, i'm talking about the new pup (; two of our three dogs came from the pound- and their names are Pound Puppy (p-pup for short) and Rescue Dog (RD for short)

    yeah.. we are pretty clever.

    OH! we also have a cat, who used to live outside and sort of wandered onto our property... you guessed it, her name is Outside Kitty.

    so my vote for the new pups name? New Puppy. BAM!

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  45. Soo so cute! We got a boxer mix puppy from the Humane Society two years ago and she has been the BEST dog! Enjoy your puppy! Xo

    PS: I totally think Remington would be an adorable name, Remy for short :)

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  46. Oh my gosh, what a cutie! She absolutely melts me!

    We named our family dog Harley after passing a Harley-Davidson shop. Are any of us into motorcycles? Nope. That's how we roll...stealing names from signs we pass.

    Happy New Year btw! Love your blog..you and thedailytay.com make my day!

    XO,
    Blaire
    www.TheMarketConfidential.com

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  47. Holy good god I'm in love. I NEED one of those. I will pretend to be one of your kids for a day and snuggle her forever.

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  48. awww so sweet :)
    & love that you rescued.
    that's awesome.

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  49. Ohmygoodness! She is soo adorable!!!

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  50. Precious! We have two dogs, and one is from the animal shelter. I agree; pound pups are the best. I can't wait to find out her name. She is soo cute. :)

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  51. Dying that you didn't tell him before! :) Don't ask, just do.

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  52. I LOVE HER!!!!! And yes, I feel guilty on a daily basis Harlow wasn't a pound puppy. But I did "rescue" him from a nasty farm in Kansas.

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  53. Sweetness!!!! Congrats!! Good luck with naming! That's one of my favorite parts of getting a new pet! LOL!

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  54. So sweet! Congrats on your new family member! I had a boxer/blue tick hound mix and they are the best dogs! Boxers are incredibly smart, and very loyal. And pound pups are the best :) Good pick! I know she'll be an amazing part of your family!

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  55. Holy hell adorable.

    -- thenakedmanual.com

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  56. SO CUTE! Makes me want to run out and get another one - not that it would fit in my one bedroom apartment with my lab and I! haha Love the new layout btw!

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  57. pound puppies are the best! that's where we got both of ours last March! She is adorable!!

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  58. stop with the cuteness! she is SO ADORABLE!

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  59. Raven, lock your doors. I am coming to steal that puppy immediately!!!

    OK ok, No I am not. But she is sooooooo cute!!!! So happy for you guys and Gunner is definitely over the moon you can tell!

    Xoxo!

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  60. Heehee...I did the same to my parents. Thing is, I don't live with my parent. ha!
    She's a beauty!!! How can he say no to that beautiful face!!! I'm pretty sure you can find a cute Transformer-ish nickname :)

    xoxo
    Andiepants

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  61. she's so cute! what kind of pup is she?

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  62. lol !! sooo sweet!!

    i want a puppy so bad !!

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  63. Maybe that's what I need to do.... just "surprise" my husband with a puppy. Then he definitely can't say no... and he most certainly couldn't say no to a puppy face like your new pups! She is so sweet. She looks like she is part red heeler too? This is making me want a puppy like... yesterday!

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  64. How adorable! Pound puppies are definitely the best! I like Remy for her name too. Maybe you should whisper it into Gunner's ear every night and see if he thinks of it himself. :)

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  65. So adorable! We just got a rescue puppy in April and he's been quite an adventure but totally worth it. Congrats! I'm sure he's been keeping you busy :) Share more pictures of the cuteness soon!

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  66. AND JUST WHEN I WAS THINKING YOUR FAMILY COULDN'T GET ANY CUTER YOU GO AND ADD A PUPPY! This is too much cute for one family..SHARE THE WEALTH ;) But really, that sweet girl is so precious!

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  67. oh my goodness! I want!

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  68. You need a dog crate. And she stays in it all of the time unless she is in your lap. And you never leave the room or the house without putting her in it. Because I promise, she will potty train that way. Take her out, if she goes she can hang with you but if she doesn't, back to the crate. Her toys and blanket can go in there (not food or water)and it will become her safe comfort zone. Look it up online. I have 4 dogs and we trained all 4 that way, in fact, we still lock the 2 year old German shepherd in his crate when we leave because he still chews on things.

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  69. Oh wow, she is gorgeous! She reminds me of my childhood dog Grace. This pup looks like she has such a kind face. I am more of a cat person myself, and seeing as I have a 12 weeks old son, I don't envy the extra poop you might have to clean up! ;) Will be fun to see her grow up on the blog. xx

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  70. Beyond obsessed with Indi!!!! I am so glad she's a pound puppy bc they are the best!!! I wish I could've seen the boys faces when you brought her home! I'm sure it was priceless! Xoxo

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  71. I really, really recommend crate training in order to potty train her. I trained both my dogs that way, and it works.

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  72. Oh my goodness! Your pup is sooooo adorable! I love her! What a wonderful family Christmas gift!

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  73. Pound puppies are by far the best! She is so darn adorable :D

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  74. She is so stinkin' cute! The potty training didn't sound fun, but she looks worth the trouble ;)

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  75. OMG That is the cutest puppy! I want one! But I just got one so I guess I should wait a little longer... if it were up to me, I would adopt every puppy I see!

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  76. She's Adorable :D

    ~ Jamie-Leigh
    http://confessionsofaprimarkaddict.blogspot.co.uk/

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  77. Dog Training Collars Awesome stuff, thank you and keep coming with these, will be back again.

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