Monday, January 23, 2012

I'm a MOM!!!

Her name is Stella and I'm in love : )

We adopted her from an animal shelter in our area on Saturday.  She's from a litter of 7 puppies.  Someone left them on the side of a freeway!

We were so lucky to get her!  She's been at the shelter since the beginning of January, but was recently with a foster family to prevent kennel cough.  She just got back to the shelter on Friday.  I'm pretty sure all of her brothers and sisters have been adopted by now.

She's a shepherd blend, two months old, barely over 3 pounds.

Mr. GG and I have been talking about getting a dog for about 4 months now.  We originally went to the shelter at the start of our search, but weren't committed yet.  Our biggest issue was breed.  I wanted a mutt, shelter dog and DH went from wanting a Pug, to a French Bulldog, to I don't know what.

He's been travelling a lot of the last few weeks for work and so I told him on Wednesday that we were getting a dog on Saturday and he went with it : ).

We went back to the same shelter and saw a lot of great dogs, but really liked these puppies.  Mr. GG was really not convinced that we needed a dog NOW, but he's a sucker for a cute dog.  I liked pretty much all of the dogs in the litter, but he preferred the runt.  I wanted to make sure he was fully in, so we went with his choice and she's perfect : )

We started crate training right away and she is totally comfortable inside the crate which is great.  She only let out a couple of yelps the each time she went in during the night Saturday and Sunday, but at 6 on Saturday morning, she was DONE!  She yelled like a banshee.  Luckily on weekdays, I get up at 6 so I thought it would be fine, but DH called to tell me that she pooped in the corner of our bedroom while I was brushing my teeth.  Arg.  We've got a long road ahead!
I'm nervous about leaving her today, but Mr. GG works near our house so he'll come let her out around 11:30 and then I'll be home around 3:30.  I hope she doesn't think we hate her!!  Fingers crossed today goes well!


  1. Awe! Adorable! Congrats on the new addition and best of luck with the training!

  2. Stellllllaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

    I love her. She's a beauty!

  3. O.M.G. Your baby is the cutest flippin thing! Soooo adorable! And stick it out with the pooping. Our second shelter dog pooped in her kennel for the first couple weeks we had her and we considered taking her back, but I can't imagine life without her! So snuggly!

  4. SQEEEEEAL!! What a cute cute cute dog! I am so happy for you!!!! :)