Sunday, March 1, 2009
We will be adding a new member to our family in April! Today Mac (youngest DS) and I went to Croton, about an hour away, and put a deposit on a cockapoo. They were only 3 weeks old and the momma was the sweetest most gentle thing! She didn't mind us handling her babies at all and was very lovable herself. Mac, in true Mac fashion, fell in love with the first little critter she put in his arms! It was hard to choose but that it "his" new puppy, and he is naming him "Cricket". He can't leave his mommy until he's 7 weeks old which will give us time to get things ready and get a crate, food, dishes, etc. We also need to study up on introducing a puppy to an older dog. Happy may not be so happy when she has competition for our affection! Mainly my affection I think. Anyway, we researched that cockers and poodles are not really territorial and don't get "little dog" syndrome where they try to be the leader or the boss. I think Happy will be fine. DH thinks we just put a deposit on a very expensive "Happy snack". He said the same thing about the kitty last year at this time, that she would be a snack but they very peacefully coexist giving me hope that puppy and Happy will do the same. I personally think she will love having something to baby. I hope I'm right! Anyone with any tips, they're welcome!