This is going to be a long post but also probably the best thing I’ve ever written so hang in there!
I’ve spoken about James and my search for a puppy before… quite a lot actually… but today I finally have something good to report!
I’d like to introduce you all to the reason I’ve been away from the blog for a little bit, the new addition to our family:
Miss Lottie the Pomeranian!
I’ve wanted a dog for as long as I can remember but one thing or another always prevented me from adopting until a few months ago when our landlord finally gave us permission to bring a small dog in. After jumping through
some a lot hoops with the real estate agent, body corp and landlord we were given the all clear and it was such a fantastic day!
And then the hard part began. I had assumed that actually being able to HAVE a dog would be the hard part but it turned out in our case that finding the RIGHT dog was actually the hard part. We had some ideas on breeds so James and I did a lot of research together to find a friend which suited our apartment and lifestyle.
We looked for a very long time. We scoured newspapers, websites, breeders, rescue organisations and shelters. When I say scoured, I mean I refreshed websites a ridiculous number of times a day, we visited shelters and called places daily.
I also watched WAAAAAAAY too many Cesar Milan episodes XD
This went on for months without finding the right dog for us. There were a lot of dogs but either they didn’t match our lifestyle, budget or living space. It was one of the most depressing experiences ever, every time something promising would come up our hopes were dashed at the last minute. Several times we were literally putting our jackets on to go pick a puppy up when we were told they had been sold out from under us.
It got to the point where I had given up looking because it was making me too sad. James kept looking though and one day on one of his sites this face and her two brothers came up:
It was around 10 at night and we’d had bad luck contacting people through this site before but James texted anyway. The owner replied we could come look at her after 5pm the next day. The place was 45minutes away so I frantically texted Celina and Kim to see if anyone could drive us. Not having a car really sucks sometimes but luckily Kim was free!
The next day we texted in the morning just to make sure she was still there (seriously it happened several times!) and the owner now said someone was coming earlier than 5pm to get her but if we could get there first she was ours.
I refused to get my hopes up again just in case.
We ran out to get supplies while again frantically texting Kim to see if she could come earlier. The travel cases I was planning on eventually buying were sold out so I had to settle for a plastic tray >_< It was pouring rain and we got completely soaked running to meet Kim. It turned out that was the day before the football finals and there was a parade going through the city blocking off several streets. 10 blocks sprinted in the rain later we made it to the car!
James called the people once more to let them know we were on the way and they said they were at home and wished us luck. They also offered to pick us up from the train station if we couldn’t get a ride which was very sweet!
So fast forward a 45minute car ride in which the GPS wouldn’t find the stupid street and we got slightly lost and we arrived!
I walked in the house and saw the 3 most beautiful puppies I’d ever seen. Two boys and one little girl. I spoke to the owners, saw photos of the parents and played with them for a while. She was the quietest and had the nicest temperament of the three, she was beautiful.
I had always wanted a girl even though she was a bit over budget my choice was clear!
I went through the emotional roller coaster of having given up on getting a puppy to having the perfect puppy in our house in 15 hours.
The new addition came straight back into the car with us and into her… plastic tray with blankets XD
She was pretty scared and sad looking but she went straight to sleep on my lap.
45 minutes back and was introduced to her new home.
She was so timid, it took her a long time to get out of her tray.
when she finally did come out she went straight under the couch XD
Eventually she warmed up to us a little and found her feet. It took us all night (and a list of crossed out suggestions) but we named her Lottie. Lottie after a candy bar, a hotel and a character in the first book James and I read together. She totally looked like a Lottie.
Now Miss Lottie is much more bold!
She loves kisses and cuddles:
She loves napping, everywhere except her bed:
Especially in weird positions:
But she looooves cuddles.
She’s quiet and very smart for an 8 week old puppy.
Well she’s smart sometimes…
She’s not too sure about her harness yet… (she’s not allowed out on walks until she’s had all her shots but we’re taking “walks” around the house so she gets used to it)
Or her travel cage… which we did eventually find.
She didn’t like her first trip to the vet. Even if she was too small to microchip, she was big enough for her first vaccination XD The vets thought she was so cute they all came in to visit her while she was being weighed.
And she definitely didn’t like her first bath.
She has a cute little fox like face and her cream coat has white parts and a white chin, she’s totally a fluffy little fox.
It took her around 24 hours to claim her spot on my lap.
She even likes to blog with me!
It’s hard to take photos of her, she’s not good at camwhoring yet, most of them look like this XD
There are SO many more photos I want to post of her but I think this might already be pushing the limits of non-owner photo love XD
But seriously, she’s the cutest dog I’ve ever seen and I am completely in love with her.
She’s SO fluffy!
And this face ASDLFDKFDLKDG *DIES*
James welcomed her into the family by performing The Lion King… she wasn’t so impressed XD
But anyway before I get distracted by the photos again I just wanted to tell you guys how happy we are.
Thank you SO much for all of your messages. Thank you for all your stories about your dogs. Thank you for cheering me up when I was sad about this and THANK YOU FOR READING!
I hope you all love Lottie just as much as we do.
She’ll probably be on the blog quite a bit so I hope you love this face as much as I do. Videos are totally coming soon too!
You’ll get to see her grow up with us and I know she’s going to be an amazing dog when she’s grown up.
Thank you all again… I have to go play with my puppy now!!!!!!!!!! <- Yes those exclamation marks are totally needed because I’m that excited.