Monday, July 09, 2007

Our new baby!

Well, we have some exciting news...I got a puppy!! :) We actually got her a few weeks ago, but I have too busy potty training the little thing to have time to blog about her! ;) So here's the story: My mom's dog Mandy, who is a miniature dachsund, had puppies, and my mom really wanted to keep one of them in the fam. So I said that I wanted one. It was actually a really hard decision for me because Nate didn't really want me to get her and it is a lot of work, and I wasn't sure if I was up for it. But I thought it would be nice to have a dog when Nate is gone and for the kiddies. Plus, she is a snuggly girl, and I like that. But the most important reason is that she is so stinkin' cute and little, I love it! It has been a lot of work, and I am still working on house breaking her, which is really frustrating at times, but she is getting better. If anyone has any tips on housebreaking little puppies, I would love that! I named her Annie because she is red, so I was thinking little orphan Annie. I have to say, I do get her and Asher's names mixed up quite a bit.

Little Joelie LOVES dogs. He came over to see her when she first came from CA, and he just gave her tons of hugs and kisses. She was really scared to be in a new place with so many new people, so she was shaking and kind of sad. Joel kept saying "it's ok puppy, it's ok" and "puppy's sad". He would get this really concerned look on his face. It was the cutest thing. Asher has been having a lot of fun with her too. He has never been afraid of her. In fact, the first day, he practically mauled her to death, grabbing her ears and tail and head. But now that she is more comfortable and playful, he has to run for his life if they are ever on the floor together. She just wants to play with him by licking and jumping, but he's not such a fan of that kind of play. I think he still likes her though. All of Nate's brothers think she is really cute, especially Mackay. It's kind of fun to see a softer side of grown men when they are holding a little puppy! And I have to say, I think Nate is even starting to warm up to her. So I'm sure as life goes on, you will see more posted about our little pup. For now, here are some pictures and video clips of her first few days here with us.

15 comments:

Bill & Lisa Busath said...

That montage is so stinkin' cute! I have been so anxious to see how she's grown. She's definitely looking like a dachshund -- she looks like her mommy too, except red. Give her a hug and a kiss for me!

ben and whitney shafer said...

joel and kadin loved that slide show. joel made me play like 5 times in a row. ...as i'm typing this, he's telling me he wants to watch it again. :) what a cute little girl annie is!

buhlersdayoff said...

way cute!! Brinley loved the movie too until she was chewing on the little toy and then she kept saying, "no, no, no!!" It was kind of funny!! Thanks for the highlight of the day so far!! She is adorable!!

Trent & Emily Davies said...

She is way too cute! If you ever want to go out of town and need a dog sitter we would love to watch her! Erika loves animals!

Jackie said...

I need a puppy!! Annie is darling. And she has a lot of guts for a tiny puppy--she endured the fireworks like a champ. :)

Congrats on the new addition to the fam!

Nate, Morgan and Asher said...

Emily, that's good to know. I might just take you up on that one of these days. That is one of the things I worry the most about in getting a dog...I would hate to leave her all by herself!

The Lambs said...

yeah! I LOVE DOGS! i hope he learns not to bite babies- start them young and they'll both learn to respect each other after a few taps on the nose.

Summer Adams said...

Oh, Annie is sooo cute! My little yorkie, Giorgio, would just love her. He's neutered so one of these days they could play together. ps - I love the way Asher army crawls, LOL! Way too cute!!!

Nate, Morgan and Asher said...

yes, a playdate! I know Annie would love that. She was so sad when she came here, cause she had no one to play with (she was the fist of the litter to leave) I think it would be good for her too, to play with another dog, it would help her to get rid of some of her energy!

Gretchen&Robert said...

I don't know what is cuter than puppies and babies playing together! Annie is adorable!!

Hannah said...

How cute!! If you ever need a dog-sitter...we will be available!

allie said...

I'm not an animal person at all but she is way cute. When are you guys going to be up our way? Do they set you up with somewhere to stay?

McPhie Family said...

oh mylanta! what cute kids and cute doggy too! and I enjoyed the fiddling music to the show! ;)

ryan, maren and leah said...

i tried to email you morg, but the email was returned undeliverable. hmmm...

Jillian said...

morgan i want to see more pictures of your pooch!!! you're lagging, sister!