Monday, January 25, 2016

Puppy Update

Hey there,

Thanks for coming on my roller coaster ride when it comes to the dog side of my personal life. The decision to acquire Intuition coming just a week before my loss of Nyx is still a weird twist of fate.

Today, Intuition came home. We were delayed by the snow storm. Let me tell you that I am exhausted. I have shoveled snow all weekend while pacing and stressed. Would we get dug out? Would we get delayed again? I wanted my exhausting responsibility.

The car ride down wasn't bad. We got stopped in traffic a few times for the heavy duty plows on Interstate 95. Once we got past them it was smooth sailing. The GPS took us down some partially plowed back roads. Oh the glares I gave my husband over those. He was agreeing however. We made it.

How big he has gotten. He weighs 29 pounds at 10 weeks and 3 days.

We did all the final paperwork and loaded back up. Temperatures had warmed but we were dropping to below freezing again and the melt would cause the entire interstate to become black ice.

Ahh, travelling with puppy the first time. He was plenty carsick. I had all of that planned out. I'm to experienced at this. Heavy duty disposable shop towels to catch vomit. Regular towels to absorb drool. Blankets for warmth. The drive went super well.



Once home he went potty, met the big girls, met the cats, ate dinner, and now we're settling into our new life. Maybe once we have some natural light we can get some better pictures.

I'm totally worn out but its all worked out nicely. He is incredible. Great temperament. The entire day has not bothered him a bit. Hes alert, interested, and willing to take on more challenges. I'm having to wind him down for the day. I know hes way over stimulated even if he does not realize it.

He did take one nap in my lap. He doesn't fit. My goodness but don't tell him that.


We have a lot to learn. Steps for one. He is heavy and getting heavier. But for tonight we're going to just get through it. I work tomorrow but my mom will make sure he goes out and gets fed.

Phew. 

He isn't a replacement for Nyx. He does, however, fill a particular little void. I think he and I will have a very good relationship.

7 comments:

  1. What a beautiful dog! And a great name, too.

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  2. Not a dog person, not fond of dobermen in particular. But he seems like a neat example of the breed, and hey, he seems to be what you want. And since he is going to be your dog, that is the important thing, right?

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  3. He is sooo cute! Congrats on getting him home safely. I can tell you are already smitten. Can't wait to meet him.

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  4. The second picture says it all. ;)

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