Filling Another Stable Slot

If you follow me on Twitter, I’m sure you know that I recently got a new puppy.

Lily at 12 weeks

This is Lily. She’s an adorable little mutt. Her mother is a beagle/bulldog mix and her father is a husky. She’ll be 3 months old on January 15th.

Since I’m a proud new puppy parent, I thought I’d take the opportunity to inundate everyone with an excessive amount of pictures.

Lily at 6 weeks old

This is Lily the first time I saw her, when she was only six weeks old. She was so sleepy and calm. I fell right for that bait & switch.

Lily and daddy

Lily with her daddy on her first night at her new home. At 8 weeks she was still so tiny! Only 10lbs when we got her.

Max and Lily's first meet

After we got her home and settled, we introduced her to her kitty siblings. Momo, who is suspiciously absent from all these photos, was not (and still isn’t) impressed with the new addition to the family. Max was more curious than anything.

I love the look on Max’s face during their first meeting. “What the fuck is that?!”

Sleepy puppy with her cow toy

Sleepiest puppy. On her first night at home we were too wimpy to put her in her crate so she slept under the bed.

I never had a puppy before. The first night was fun. The next few days were overwhelming. She was peeing everywhere, chewing everything, biting everyone. She had me in tears by the third night. I was so used to quiet, low maintenance cats, and puppies are so needy and need to be watched constantly.

Max watches Lily

Max proved to be a good puppy watcher, and followed her around the house all the time to try to make sure she wasn’t causing trouble.

Lily learned to play fetch pretty quickly.

Sleepy puppy

The nicest thing about puppies is that they sleep a lot. We finally got into a pattern where she would be awake and get to run around for 60-90 minutes, then go into her crate for a nap for 90 minutes. Once we started this pattern I felt a lot less exhausted and overwhelmed. (And finally had some time to sit down and play the video games I got for Christmas).

Lily and her bone

She’s still pretty crazy though. She has so much energy and sharp little razor teeth, I can’t wait for those to fall out. My biggest source of frustration right now is that she is so bitey. Hands, feet, clothes, she wants to chew them all. And it’s not just nipping, she’ll latch on to my hand and try to bring it to her bed with her. Ouch. I’ve tried all kinds of things to get that to stop, but am not having too much luck so far. Hopefully it’s something she starts growing out of soon.

We try to distract her from biting us with toys and delicious marrow bones, but nothing seems to keep her attention for more than a few minutes when she’s riled up.

Banana thief

She also steals Max’s catnip toys because she’s a jerk and verboten chew toys are the most fun chew toys.

Lily on Max action

Not only does she steal his toys, but she also likes to try to mount poor Maxmoo. Max doesn’t seem overly pleased with this, and Lily tends to get bit shortly after. This week they were approximately the same size (18lbs each), but she’s going to outgrow him fast.

Last night Lily had her first puppy socialization class. I was afraid she was going to be awful and unruly since she can be so wild at home, but she was actually very good! She did the best out of all the puppies at the obedience stuff. She played nice with the other puppies. I was worried because she was twice the size of the rest of them (the other puppies where much smaller – a pomeranian, a shih-poo, a greyhound and a shiba inu), but I only had to step in to intervene once. She actually seemed a little intimidated by the little 7lb greyhound (man, that thing can run). As an added bonus, the class wore her right out. She was a very nice, sleepy puppy for the rest of the night.

Still fooling people into thinking she's good

She can be infuriating, but she sure is cute. Over the last few weeks I’ve come to accept that she’s just a puppy, and not a little demon in disguise like I first thought she was. I love this bad puppy.

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5 Responses to Filling Another Stable Slot

  1. I blame YOU! We’ve had cats my whole life (and Her Royal Highness Tinkerbell the Marmalade Kitty is watching me as I type this) but now every time I see pictures of dogs on Twitter I WANT A DOG. I want to schnorgle ALL THE PUPPIES ALL THE TIME. My living situation will likely be changing here in the next couple months, and I’ve actually researched small-breed dogs and how to litter train them so I can FINALLY have a dog. I blame YOU and your adorable little monster.

    • Yay! More pets! I don’t mind taking the blame. I have one piece of advice (I know, I’m only one step up from total dog noob), research energy level in addition to size when you’re looking for a breed. I somehow wound up with a mix of two very energetic breeds and Lily can be pretty crazy and hard to handle at times. One of my co-workers keeps taunting me with the fact that the husky part of her is never going to run out of energy.

  2. Awww cute puppy! But now I see they are like little babies – that mess everywhere and destruction are somewhat similar to a child… but omg puppy is so cute! I don’t think I could be brave enough to have one, and I look forward to hearing every bit of progress on twitter.

  3. Aww she is very cute!! My parents have a springer spaniel and she was a nightmare when she was younger! Skye’s 4 now and she’s still a handful but she’s not as chewwy now. She can also destroy a standard toy in ~10minutes so all she can have is the heavy-duty toys or stuff made from rope!
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  4. The mounting picture was the best. The look on the cat’s face is priceless!