Monday, November 9, 2009

meet miss nellie

Over the weekend we made an addition to our little family.

Her name is Nellie, and she's a 4.7 lb black Cocker Spaniel. She is absolutely precious, and in the 36 hours we have had her, we have fallen completely in love. We have been talking about getting a dog for a long time, even before we were married. We kept debating on whether or not we should wait until we had a yard, but we just couldn't resist her. We played with her at the pet store, and even left to "think about it." But I think we both knew we were coming back for her.

She already is a lot of fun, and she brings with her a whole new adventure. We are going to be very informed "parents," and have already bought a book on training a cocker spaniel. This Christmas will be a lot of fun with her running around tearing into the wrapping paper.

Last night she got to sleep with us, but we got a kennel today, and are crossing our fingers she will sleep in it tonight without crying....too much.

I love seeing Kyle play with her. He loves animals, and is so great with Nellie. He even taught me a little trick yesterday about using Windex for carpet cleaner. Who knew?! That's a trick we may be using quite a bit in the training process.

And now some pics :)


Elizabeth said...

I could not be more excited about this new addition, Nellie! I think we will get along well. I can't wait to meet that precious little thangg.

Anonymous said...

sooo cute!!! I had a brittany spaniel growing up--what a fun breed of dogs! They have the best personalites. Glad to see you are doing so well in married life, I love reading your blog : )

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