Saturday, February 8, 2014

We got a puppy!

Well, hello! I never intend to take such a long break from blogging, but I had to jump on to share...

We got a puppy!
Her name is Cricket and she's 8 weeks old.

At the pet store the day before we picked her up.
We got her a few toys and I practiced holding the toy Corgi!

We've had a week of puppy snuggles
and waking up in the middle of the night
and "No!" and "Good girl",
and we couldn't be happier with our decision.

Here she is 4 weeks old!

The day we picked Cricket up (2/2/14 - Super Bowl Sunday),
it was rainy in the valleys and SNOWING in the mountains.
Lots of snow.
It was a three hour drive from San Jose.
The breeder actually called to see if we wanted to postpone picking
her up because it was snowing so hard.
Um, no way!
I was ready for my puppy and my Nerbraskan
husband didn't have any trouble driving in the snow.
She rode in my lap the whole way home. We were a bit worried that she'd get carsick driving through the mountains, but she was a trooper! No problems at all.

(When corgis are born, their ears are down, and they stand up as they get a little older. Her ear is taped up in the pic above because it needed a little support to stand up on its own.)

Sweet girl loves playing in the backyard.

These ears!! They just kill me!

Her personality is really starting to shine.
She's just hilarious.
This week, her favorite pastimes are chewing on anything and everything,
playing in the dirt outside,
running and diving/sliding on her belly under the couch,
and sleeping on her back on the couch.

We just love our lil' Cricket!