Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Welcome Home, Diesel!

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.

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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.


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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!

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Risa said...

Diesel is so cute! Post pictures of him often!

Reeni♥ said...

Aww, he's so cute!! I bet your having a great time with him.

mcintyreandco said...

You guys are good puppy parents! I love the stories! I hope everything is still going super good. We'll have to walk our dogs sometime together! Have fun!

Emily said...

Okay, I admit, I'm not a hugggge dog fan, but Diesel looks so cute, I couldn't resist him! Congrats!

Mom said...

Hi Babe,
We can't wait to see this big little guy, (our grandson). He is just sooooo cuteeeeeee.
See ya all this weekend.
Love you,

Sarah said...

Aw what an adorable dog! He is going to be so big but, he is gorgeous!!! I am so glad you got him from good people and I am sure he loves his new home! I will definitely have to read the book Marley and Me because I loved the movie! Thanks for the suggestion!

Anonymous said...

Jeremy & Sara
Thank You so much for all the kind words. We like everyone else anxiously wait for each new post on the adventures You are sure to have with Diesel. He truly is a big goof ball lover boy and 23lbs he is living up to his nick name Chunky Monkey. Thank You, guys for being the best parents. Cant wait to see You all in a few weeks.

Bec said...

aww, so adorable!

Jake & Kayla McIntire said...

He is adorable! There is nothing like having a puppy. Now you will truly find out if you can handle kids or not ha ha ha. Enjoy him.