Friday, January 8, 2010

Introducing Sophie

I wanted to show everyone the new Shichon (Teddy bear) puppy Jeff and I got for Christmas... Sophie! She really was the cutest thing I'd ever seen. She was so small and timid the first day or two, but my how things have changed! She's still small (about 3 lbs) but she is a little terror! Harley is dealing with it pretty well, but often looks at me with disgust, like... "Mom, why did you bring this home with us? Mom, shut her up! Mom, make her leave me alone! Mom, she keeps touching me!" They are starting to play with each other, its a little scary looking... watch the video. One good bite and my precious puppy is gone! I think Harley knows this, so he's careful, but still... makes me nervous sometimes. She's doing pretty good with the potty training, and is almost making it throughout the night without waking me up to go out. The secret is to wear her out!

She has already lifted Harley's spirits and mine as well. I didn't want to get out of bed at all, and Harley didn't want to get off the couch, but now we are getting up at 7 am to care for and amuse the puppy, and she keeps us going all day long. She was a needed and welcomed addition to our family. Jeff loves her too, and plays with her all weekend.