Our new little fluff, starting to warm up to us.
Well, that didn't take long!
Their first meeting.
Their first bath time together, which they both detest.
When we got Spade home, he and Sophie clicked immediately. He trailed Sophie every where she went, and they're still inseperable to this day. The day Spade got neutered was one single time I've had to seperate them, and it absolutely broke my heart. As soon as we got in the car he started whining and looking out the windows to find Sophie. And of course, when I had to leave him for the procedure, he looked absolutely terrified and confused. I'm not going to lie, I cried. I felt so bad because I knew he didn't understand that I'd be back. I'm a little bitch, I know, but...
How could you...
...not be reduced to putty...
...at the sight of this face?!
See, the thing about Spade is that he is so needy and fragile in the most heartbreakingly adorable way. He's extremely gentle and calm, but he's wary of everyone. When you first meet him, he won't let you touch him until he's ready, but once he's ready, he's your best friend. He's also very aware of his tiny stature, so he's not a big fan of the bigger dogs at the dog park. As a matter of fact, he much prefers the human company at the dog park, and will happily sit on the benches with all the people. But don't think he's too innocent! Although he's grown up to be a sweet little loverboy now, he wasn't always a calm little prince!
The guily party.
Word to the wise: don't forget to take the trash out when you have a curious new puppy, because you might have already had a rough day at work. And when you come for lunch to find this in your kitchen, you might have a panic attack. But it will all be okay, because even though your new puppy just almost gave you a heart attack, it will all be worth it when he grows out of his destructive phase and you get to come home and find him like this:
"Welcome home, mommy. I'm sorry that I was a pain in the ass as a puppy. I love you. Forgive me?"
Have you ever had to get through growing pains with a new pet?
Up next: All aboard the Puppy Express!