It's a girl! Meet Daisy. She has all of our hearts and we love her like crazy. Here's how Daisy came to be the newest member of our family. A few months back, we had talked about getting Kylo a dog to keep him company. He is so playful, and so, so loving, and he just loves every dog he comes across. But he also likes to play, and run, and wrestle, and we knew he would love another dog to keep him company. So we decided to just put feelers out for anyone who knew of some puppies around. Before we had even had a chance to ask around, a friend of Jeremy's called and said his dog was expecting to have her puppies very soon, and would we like one of the puppies. Yes! On May 10th, we got the phone call that the puppies had arrived. In 8 short weeks, we would have our puppy.
In the meantime, we talked about names. Kylo has a Star Wars name (obviously), so we tossed around other Star Wars names. We also tried out lots of Harry Potter names, names from places we had visited, and just about every common name out there. We were so indecisive and could not settle on a name, even with weeks to think about it. Before we picked up our girl, we had loosely decided that if picked a boy, his name would be Storm, and for a girl, Posie.
There were 9 dogs in the litter, but several were already spoken for. We narrowed it down to two dogs right away, but between those two, we settled on this guy. Isn't he so cute?! I loved him so much.
But after we had walked around on the farm for a while, Eli found this little one. She wasn't out with the others when we first got there. She was the smallest of all the dogs, and the owner told us what a sweetheart she was. Eli was in love, and very quickly, the rest of us were too. I'm still a little bit sad about the brown and white dog we left behind, but I hope he found his family too.
So our puppy said goodbye to her momma (pictured below), and off we went. But we knew Posie was not her name. It took us so long to come up with that name, I did not want to start over. But as it turned out, it was much easier, once we met her.
The second I said the name Daisy, we all agreed. We tried it out for the rest of the day, and by bedtime, her name was settled. We have since added Mae to it as well, because Daisy Mae just fits her.
Our first stop was Pet Smart, because we had not stocked up on anything yet. We got her some food and water bowls, a pink collar and pink bow, a couple of toys, and puppy food. We also got some puppy shampoo, because she was stinky coming home from a farm.
As puppies do, she slept a lot of that first day.
She spent lots of time in the backyard.
And was completely spoiled by Lex and Eli (and us too.)
Isn't she sweet?
Daisy Mae, we are so glad you are here! Happy exploring!