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Our new puppy is here....Brownie!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Brownie is here and boy is she cute!! Santa left Abby a note at our house while we were out of town letting Abby know that they can't leave pets in empty houses, but that he thought she deserved one. He left a doggy bowl and a leash and said that Mommy and Daddy would get her a doggy.

We took the kids to a couple shelters on Wednesday and visited with 4 dogs. Abby liked one, but it was way too hairy, otherwise great. Two others were about 3 years old and very very shy. The last one was 2 months old and a large puppy that would end up being about 50 lbs..

Mike and I have been at this for 3 or so weeks and finally let Abby know that we have been doing this for her. We looked online this morning and saw 11 Australian Shepard Mix puppies at the Animal Protective Association of Missouri (APA) and decided to go. We liked one named Blondie. She had the smallest paws of them all and was really cute. A friend from McKendree volunteers/works there and helped out. We all fell in love and so did Blondie....which we changed her name to Brownie. She is now in the background barking in her carrier, but hey what can you do with a baby who doesn't want to sleep. She peed and it's bed time. :)

Here are some cute shots of her and the kids. I will send more and hopefully some of Mike, too.

We took her shopping to Target, the bank drive-thru, Bed-Bath-and Beyond and then Walmart. We came out of Target really quick and gave her love. Came out of BBB several times to check her in the carrier and she just wanted to sleep. Hubby and the kids stayed with her while I went into Walmart and got veggies and returned some too small jammies that Ben got for Christmas. They said she didn't potty and was really good.

We got home and she inhaled her dinner then chased our 6 year old son, Ben outside. Last night she was up SIX TIMES after going to sleep about 10:13pm!! Mommy and Daddy are beat. The kids really didn't hear her until her last call at 7:22am. Oh, she didn't once mess her carrier at night!

Well, wish us luck tonight. :)

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    What an adorable little face!!! How exciting - enjoy every second while she is young :)
    2115 days ago
    Last night we came home from a friend's New Year's celebrating with their family a bit early since we both have 6 and 7 year olds. We had our neighbor watching the doggy every once and a while during the night. We got home and played with her a bit. She cried for only 6 minutes and then slept from 12:30am to 7am with no whining and no potting!!! Amazing!

    2117 days ago
  • SARAHJ19
    She is soooo cute!!! Having a puppy is like having a new born sometimes! Hope you get some rest!! Good luck getting her potty trained, sounds like she is doing well!!

    Love the name too, super cute! emoticon
    2118 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/31/2011 9:47:21 PM
    Such a cutie! I'm glad you found a puppy that worked out for you guys. Enjoy...I know the kiddos will! :)
    2118 days ago
    Thanks. She just was jumping and playing and biting on me one second and then climbed on my lap and fell asleep. I am loving this doggy! emoticon

    Hey you take pics of your food like I do. hehehe
    2119 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/1/2012 10:17:13 PM
    OMG! She is ADORABLE! Congrats on the new addition!:))
    2119 days ago
    I just took her measurements and she is 14" tall, 18" long and weighs only a mere 8 lbs.. I'm keeping track. :)

    2119 days ago
    Cute little Brownie. Have fun with her!
    2119 days ago
    I hear ya! Constant watching and attention. Lots of peeing. Competition for attention among siblings and lack of sleep....yep.

    2119 days ago
    Too cute! We also got a puppy this week. Avery is an 8 week old German Shephard. It sure is like having a newborn in the house again!
    2119 days ago
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