Thursday, April 21, 2016
Before we lost Mattie Gray, we planned on getting a puppy this summer. We thought it would be nice for the two to bond and for MG to teach the new puppy the ropes. Needless to say our plan changed after MG's passing. We went a week without a dog and I can speak for the family when I say it was unbearable. After talking to our vet who told me that there is never a bad time to get a dog, I began searching for Weim puppies. I found a puppy, the only one left in the litter of ten in Oxford, NC. With great excitement, we quickly scheduled a trip to see her.
My husband and I held her and watched her play and knew we were ready to once again bring a puppy into our lives. She wasn't quite old enough to take home with us that day so we picked her up the following week. That week seemed to drag on and on. R and I were nervous - it had been so long since our last puppy. Old dogs are really great -they love a schedule and hold you to it. Puppies are, well, a wild card. We listened to podcasts and read up on training to refresh ourselves. All while helping to take our minds off of sweet MG who we still miss dearly.
Once we brought Reagan our new puppy, home, she was a little scared at first with all the new sounds and smells. It wasn't long before she was running around like a wild child, clumsy at first, but finally maneuvering our crazy long grass like an acrobat. She had us in stitches just watching her.
She already has a ton of toys, one or two new ones, but mostly MG's old toys. She loves her monkey and has already learned to fetch. She also slept through the night last night. (Sending virtual high fives to everyone out there) When it comes to potty training, she's good there too. This little girl is smart I tell you.
Of course, the free toys found in the yard are her most favorite, lol.
When she goes missing, which is rare because we are g.l.u.e.d to her, we can usually find her under the coffee table. It's so funny to walk by and only see a few toes sticking out. Enjoy it while you can Reagan, because you are going to be too big one day.
Reagan came into our lives at the perfect time. While there will never be a replacement for Mattie Gray, Reagan has already brought us all so much joy. My only wish it that the two could've met.