Sunday, November 6, 2011

Puppy Love


I know this is supposed to be a sewing blog filled with passion and creative energy centered around sewing, fabric, and style, but I  just can't help but share and introduce you to another love in my life......

Our new puppy, Hoss 


1st Day-Thursday, November 3rd

Hoss was born on September 5, 2011 and is a German bred German Shepherd. Seth and I picked him up last Thursday afternoon in Mankato, MN.  We had been getting picture updates from the breeder every few weeks and we couldn't wait to see the pups. The mother had 8 puppies total: 3 males and 5 females. 

Everyone had been telling us that being a new puppy owner means having a lot of sleepless nights and requires a lot of patience.  Well.....they were right! So far Hoss has adjusted pretty well to city life, and the nights have been pretty good--but he likes to move. 

Even though I know it is important for a pup to be a pup, I still wanted to start working on a few things. Here's a list of what we have been up to this weekend :) 

Crate-cried the first night but has been doing pretty well since
Potty Patrol-Only two accidents on day 1...the rest (clean)
Steps- up 1 and down 1, that's about all he can handle right now
Hair Dryer-turned it on and he didn't even blink an eye
Vacuum-gave it a strange look, but then did fine
Collar-itched at his neck a few times
Leash-put it on for a few minutes just to give him the feel of the tug (did well)
Sewing (for me of course) I was actually able to get an hour done last night :)
 Well, tomorrow it's back to school and into a routine. I am looking forward to coming home each night to this puppy face.