OK, so I was originally going to post pictures and ideas for St. Patrick’s Day crafts (which I still plan to do for next week) BUT I wanted to share with everyone our newest addition to the family! We have a new puppy! Julian and I have been talking for a little while now about wanting to get another dog ( I know, as if one dog, three horses, barn cat and a toddler running around aren’t enough!) as a companion for Ripley, our Scottish Terrier that we brought over with us when we moved from England.
Jennie’s sister, Sara, recently rescued a dog who had puppies and they are a mix between lab/collie/terrier. They are all absolutely adorable and we jumped at the chance to get one of the puppies! We named our little guy Brody, officially Chief Brody (“we’re going to need a bigger house”). I picked him up from Sara on Tuesday and we are in LOVE. He’s such a great pup and loves to cuddle with us! Luke has been really good with him and has been such a big helper. I’m thinking this is turning out to be great practice for him whenever we do actually get pregnant with No.2 and he has a sibling.
Here are my top 5 reasons why I think puppies are great practice for a new sibling!
1. Luke has to get used to sharing our lap space and the fact that when I’m carrying the puppy down the stairs I can’t also carry him.
2. He has to practice gentle touches so he doesn’t hurt the puppy.
3. He has to practice patience when I’m getting the puppy food first or taking him outside to potty.
4. Luke has to get used to sleeping through puppy yelps when he’s in the crate (only for the first 15 minutes!).
5. Luke has to get used to sharing his space with the dog’s toys “Luke, those are Brody’s toys, not yours.”