Saturday, May 06, 2006

Puppy Love

Yippeeee!!! I got my puppy! I got a four month old German Shepherd mix, and we named her "Freedom". She is the sweetest thing in the world! AND CUTE!!!! It makes letting Rob leave for deployment a LOT easier. Now I will have something to keep my mind on. We rescued her from the animal shelter here, that is why we named her Freedom, because we gave her just that! At first it was rough going, she was sad and quiet, and covered in Ticks and Fleas, but we sat and pulled about 15 ticks off her and got her some good tick/flea medicine from the vet and she is now one happy pup. Each day she seems a bit more spritely, and I can see her little personality coming through. She is really low key, though, and gentle, she loves to be held and pet, and loved on. And she loves her big back yard.
So, in lieu of all this, no stitching has gotten done. I am busy watching my baby grow up, and making sure she doesn't get into anything. Last ngiht, she peed in my husband's shoe. So, she got a scolding and we took her outside to do her business, and we were having a bad thunderstorm but there was a small break right then, and so she stood there for a second, not sure what to do just sniffing at the howling wind, and then tentively she satrted to tip toe into the grass, and all of a sudden there was a flash of lightning and thunder that even had me jumping! Poor thing! She just froze, so I ran over to her and picked her up, and brought her inside. she probably thought we did that to her to punish her for going to the restroom in the shoe. But this morning she woke up just a-waggin her tail, and went right to the back door to be let out.
I'm sorry I just can go on and on about this puppy. I have wanted one for so long, and I just love her to death. She has to go on Tuesday to get fixed, but that will be another post for later. we shall see if I get any stitching in at all the next few days.


Lili said...

How delighting! You found her finally! RESCUED would be more accurate! She will love you forever!
My dog got "clean" very fast (two weeks): we just gave him a small biscuit every time he relieved outside... The vet said we were wrong to do so as our relationship should not be based on food. So I guess giving her a hug when she does something fine would do?
Hope you enjoy training/taming her! And for everyone's happiness, don't let her forget you are the master of the pack. Too many dogs have been left in shelters just because masters were not masters... How sad!
Lots of hugs to Freedom, who has a most beautiful name!
Take care!

Von said...

Freedom needed you and you needed Freedom! He will be great company for you when dh is deployed.

Kim said...

Congrats on getting a new puppy! Sounds like a lot of fun. :D Your quilt wagon is looking great as well. :D