The girls are on the mend and heading back to school thanks to negative Covid tests! woo hoo! We weren’t worried, but it’s still nice to get confirmation.
Our lazy week didn’t lend itself to too many photos, so I thought I’d do an update on the furry little lady in our lives: Penelope Pudding!
We got ourselves a winner with this puppy! The first few weeks were definitely an adjustment period, but after 2.5 months she fits into our family so well!
She completed four weeks of puppy school, which mainly helped her learn to socialize with other dogs. She now thinks every dog she meets, big or small, is her friend.
Penny knows how to sit, stay, lay down, and shake. I’m trying my best to get her to roll over, but I’m not having much luck. All summer long she would get a bowl of ice cubes to play with on the deck while we ate lunch, but she’ll also do anything for apples, cheese, or chicken. . . except roll over.
We’ve never had a dog that required grooming before. We’ll get her groomed eventually, but for now we’re enjoying making her as poofy as possible!
Penelope is teething, which means she’s back to chewing like crazy. She has toys everywhere, but often prefers to chew on her bed . . . which is why she no longer has one! She sleeps in a crate in our room at night and doesn’t chew on the pad or blankets in it, but she can’t seem to leave her bed alone!
We give Penny at least two walks a day. Matty usually does a long one first thing in the morning, and then Ems and I take her out again after lunch. She’s fairly chill the rest of the day. Emily is definitely enjoying getting to cuddle with her more now that Lucy is at school.
It actually kind of surprises me how much I love Penelope Pudding! Sure, she can be a pain sometimes, but overall she is such a GOOD dog. She gets so excited to see me when I let her out of her crate every morning, and she loves when I carry her around like the little baby she is!
I took Penelope for her last round of shots yesterday, and she weighed in at a little over 12 pounds. Our breeder estimated she’d end up between 12 and 15 pounds, but we’re hoping she doesn’t get too much bigger. She’s the perfect size for everyone to carry around, and she’s not big enough to jump on the furniture by herself yet!
She is a creature of habit and follows pretty much the same routine everyday, so she fits in nicely with Matty and me! Getting a dog was a decision a looooong time in the making, and I’m so glad we finally did it . . . but check back with me again in January when I’m letting her out at 6:00am in sub zero temperatures during a snow storm! 😉