That's right...we finally got our puppy, Diesel! Friday was the BIG day and it couldn't come soon enough. As I mentioned before, everyday Jerm and I would say, "One more day until we get Diesel," well on Friday the countdown was on it was, "6 more hours until we get Diesel!" I got off of work a bit early, we got gas for my car and then we were off to Phoenix in record time. Thank goodness we didn't hit rush hour traffic...I don't think either of us could stood it.
Excited in the car. Yea, we're nerds!
We got to the breeders' house and finally, I met our little guy! He was on the outside of the puppy playpen (he has 7 brothers and sisters) just laying there as cute as could be. The breeders had given him his 2nd set of shots, plus a bath that afternoon, so he was all ready for us. We sat an played with him and a few of his siblings for awhile, while we talked to the breeders and asked questions. Let me just say, the breeders, Bill and David are awesome! We could not have asked for better people to get our puppy from. They gave us a bag of dog food, samples of a few things, info on AKC registration, answered all our questions, and they even bought a few toys for Diesel (awwww!) I told them about our blog, so if you guys are reading...THANK YOU SO MUCH!! We LOVE Diesel.
When we finally left, goodbyes were said to Diesel and his apprehensiveness set it. I carried him to the car and we sat in the backseat, while Jerm drove. As soon as we started to drive away, he immediately propped himself up so he could see out the back window at look at his former home. Then, the whining started. Oh it was so sad. If I wasn't selfish and had not wanted him SO much, I wouldn't have had the heart to go on. Luckily, he's such a trooper and in less than ten minutes, he was curled up on my lap and asleep for the drive home. When we got home, we took him outside to potty and then brought him in to explore the house a bit. He immediately found one of the toys we had gotten him and played for a bit.
When we went to bed that night, we introduced and put Diesel into his bed, a crate, which is located in our bedroom. Once the door was shut, the whining started again. Oh...so sad! I had to hold Jerm's hand in order to stop from getting up and opening the crate. But check out our awesome little guy...once again, within ten minutes, he had stopped crying and went to bed.
Diesel is such a cutie and we are having a great time with him. I've taken the past few days off of work, so that I could be with him and make sure he's adjusting alright, which he is. Jerm and I took him to the vet yesterday and as expected, he's a bundle of health...plus he's 23 lbs!! Wow...he's going to be huge!