Our puppy arrived with Dave safe and sound after a long journey late last Thursday night.
The night she arrived, Lucy was so excited, but was also so dang tired, and it was late, so I tucked her in bed promising Bo would wake her up the next morning.
So the bigger girls got Elle on FaceTime (who was dying of anticipation as well) as soon as Dave called to tell us he was in the neighborhood, and then, there she was.
(These pics. are outtakes from a video.)
Check out Claire's face:)
After a few moments of pure joy we all decided we had to wake up Lucy, who was dead to the world asleep.
But oh boy she lit up like nobody's business to see that new puppy of hers.
The first few days have definitely been no cakewalk despite her cuteness and lovability. So far she has been every bit of the "horrible" we expected as she has been the "adorable" we knew she was.
She's just a baby after all, and is learning a whole new environment.
It's definitely like having a new baby. That first night was a little nutty as she whined and yelped all night long from her crate (yes we are crate training her, and it sure helps!). I sat there in the middle of the night looking up everything I possibly could on the internet about how in the world to deal with a pup on the first night. I had read SO MUCH, but was still so unprepared for that very moment. (We were laughing that we thought she could just leave her in her crate in Claire's room that first night. Ha! ) What in the world did I get myself into!? I set my alarm to get me up every three hours to take her out to the bathroom. I'm trying to stretch that out a little more each night and I am gradually getting more sleep, but oh boy this is crazy!
But all that craziness and frustration as little Bo marks her territory all over the place is made up for because of this:
And all of this:
(Just a few of the neighborhood visitors...Bo is pretty popular around here...at least for now! :)
Lu was SO excited to take her to the bus stop: