Category Archives: Puppy Parenting

Meet Jax

Call us crazy – but we got a second dog.

A puppy, really.

But a big one.

Exhausted from chasing a rabbit in the yard
Exhausted from chasing a rabbit in the yard

This is Jax. (Ain’t she so sweet looking?) She is a 9-month old Collie mix that we rescued last week. We had been talking about getting another dog for company for Marble; however, we were quickly approaching the time that neither of us would be comfortable taking on the responsibility of training a new dog in the time-frame we had before Peanut makes his arrival. We looked, saw this sweet girl, fell in love with her and brought her home.

Jax is very much a puppy. She is a ball of energy with some minor behavior issues to work on (like jumping and chewing). We’re still working on the house training with her but she is catching on pretty quickly.

What she loves: Marble, trying to be a lap dog, getting her belly/chest scratched, eating. Continue reading Meet Jax

A year ago today

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Marble sleeps after checking out the entire apartment on his first day with us.

A year ago after having lunch with Suzanne’s grandmother, we decided to go visit a dog that we saw on the local SPCA shelter website. We’d talked about it the day before, but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to get a dog. This one, named Bonnie, was a four year old long haired dachshund. But when we got to the shelter, she was already gone.

They had another, they told us. The only one left at the shelter right now. It was a one and a half year old long haired dachshund named Marvel (who we later renamed Marble). They said he had another couple that put a 24 hour hold on him as they considered whether to get him or not. We decided to see him anyway.

So we asked to see him and they brought him to one of the rooms. He was really shy and seemed content to just sniff around the room, mostly ignoring us. He’d been a popular boy that day and was likely very exhausted from meeting new people. We wanted to put in an application to get him, but we had to play the waiting game.

We went home, hoping and praying that he would still be available the next day. After spending my Monday morning attempting to call the shelter and getting nobody on the phone to check if he was still there, I took off from my internship earlier than usual and ran over to the shelter. He was there and he didn’t have a hold on him anymore! I filled out the application, paid my money, but decided I’d wait until after I picked up Suzanne from work at 5 to come back and get him.

I went back to go check on him in the back and he was in his room all alone, napping on a towel on the middle of the floor. Little did he know just how much his life was going to change in the coming hours. Continue reading A year ago today

To Hold You Until…

Yes, I know, I have been absent from the blog for a few weeks. I can only apologize for that.

Things have been a little crazy around here lately (and I think that would be an understatement…). As a result, the blog has fallen to the bottom of the totem pole in responsibilities for me. There are other things that I have decided are much more important, like spending time with my fantastic husband, loving on the precious puppy, caring for our home and sleeping.

And no, I didn’t drop in today just to inform you of these things. I came to give you something that will hopefully hold you until I can finally catch my breath (it shouldn’t be too much longer). So, please enjoy some pictures of our adorable little puppy. (And I promise, I’ll be back soon!)

Laying on the floor, nice and relaxed
Hiding from the camera

Continue reading To Hold You Until…