Saturday, September 18, 2010

Our New Addition

Will post some better pics later, but these will have to suffice for now... After months of searching pounds and listings of dogs needing homes, and having some pretty specific criteria (small, low shed, good with kids, etc...) we finally found one last Saturday at a local humane society. Of course when we went back on Sunday... it already had a family... :(

A good friend told me on Thursday that she was going to be driving Friday night to a small ranch about 4 hours from us where they raise a few horses, chihuahuas, and chinese cresteds. They had two male chihuahuas, one female, and one male part chihuahua/part chinese crested that they were trying to find families for. My friend had been wanting a chihuahua for years and upon finding this place where they keep the puppies with family and kids and are very reasonable (same as the pound), she was going to get one of the male chihuahuas and asked that I check out their site to see if I would be interested in one for our family.

I was NOT wanting a puppy, BUT we hadn't found any olders that would work, and if we gated off the up and down stairs and bedrooms, we have all hard flooring on the first floor, and I have a few months or more before our new arrival so I did have time for some training. SO, we checked out their website and just fell IN LOVE with this "referral picture." :)


This was "Butch" on their site and he is part Chihuahua and part Chinese Crested. My friend spoke with the owner and they were fine with her picking up the puppy for us and bringing him here. She said he was very playful and loved on everyone. She said she thought he'd be perfect. I agreed. :) So my friend and three of her kids (without knowing why they were going and where) took off yesterday and arrived last night.

These were two shots they texted me from their hotel...



After many many discussions and ideas of names for our little guy, the kids finally decided on the name Percy (Jackson) from the Percy of the Lightning Thief books. They are thrilled beyond belief and as of about 3:30 this afternoon, we were one dog richer in our lives...
(Photos by photobooth for now...)



We're excited to get to know you Percy, and mom's praying for an easy transition and training! :) Happy "Gotcha Day" to you!

3 comments:

annieglan said...

What a cute puppy!! Good luck with the training. It took our little dog over a year to be fully potty trained :) I am hoping it will be much sooner for you.

:)De said...

Crate training is the easiest, especially since you guys are gone during the day. Have fun and enjoy all the puppy kisses!

peace

Christie said...

Love HIM!! Happy Gotcha Day Percy ;)

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