We got a new puppy, and her name is Daisy!
The night that our house got broken into, RJ commented, “You know, I’d actually consider getting a dog!” The next day, I randomly went into a bead store I’d never been in before and met Daisy’s mom, who was super good-natured and sweet. Her owner said that she had just picked up the momma dog as a stray, and didn’t realize she was pregnant with pups until two days before she gave birth!
I asked if she was going to sell her puppies, with RJ’s comment the night before in mind, and she responded that she just wanted to give the puppies a good home and wouldn’t charge anything.
Fast forward to that weekend, we meet the puppies and RJ tells the owner that we’ll take one. So many cute choices, it was hard to decide!
We went back the next day because we wanted to put a claim on a pup as soon as possible! This was RJ’s initial favorite.
Her name is Glitzy, but she looks like a possum, so we renamed her Possum Face. She was very unique looking, which is why RJ liked her. But she whined a lot, even in the presence of her mom and sisters. And like RJ says, we can only have one whiner in the family.
This was my favorite, Black Nose.
Her name was originally Valentino, but she was the only one with a black nose, so we renamed her Black Nose. She was right off the bat adventurous and feisty, which is really cute as a puppy. But naughtiness when she gets older would be not so cute, which is why we decided on not Black Nose.
This is Coco, the puffiest puffball of all the pups. In the end, it was between Coco and Rosette (aka Daisy). The first time we visited Coco, she immediately cuddled with RJ and the owner said she never cuddled with her before. She also came over and cuddled with me. However, the next day, when we were making our final decision, she wouldn’t go near me but would to RJ. So RJ, being a sweet guy and not wanting the puppy to prefer one of us over the other, decided that we’d take Rosette, the least remarkable of the litter.
We named her Daisy, and initially meeting her with her siblings, she didn’t have any clearly unique or identifying features, but had a great temperament and was adventurous in playing with RJ and I, yet without the naughtiness of Black Nose. God knew what He was doing in leading us to choose Daisy!
One blessing is that she is really friendly towards other people. Lots of people are in and out of our house with our job, so we needed a dog that would be friendly and non-threatening to friends and family. We had a dinner with 25 people over a few days after she came home and she did amazing with everyone, not anxious at all!
The ride home and first three nights were horrendous! She was so sad being away from her siblings and mom, and would cry throughout the night until we decided to just put her in the kitchen at night so we could finally get some sleep! Eventually, she started sleeping through the night, which has been an incredible blessing. Plus, separation anxiety is easing up a bit.
When we got her, she weighed only 6 lbs. I know she looks chubbers in pictures, but she is actually pretty skinny when you bathe her and her fluff is wet, only 8 lbs now.
RJ vetoed clothing for dogs, but I couldn’t help myself. ;)
Our house totally smells like pee,\ because she can’t go outside on the grass yet, as she hasn’t received all her vaccinations. She is pretty good about going poop and pee on the pee pee pads, but there are still some accidents.
She met her cousins last weekend, Cody and Oliver. She had a great time with them and they treated her so well! She was so tuckered out afterwards!
She’s our Daisy, she’s becoming more a part of our family, and we are thankful for her.