Josephina Smalls the Great has been here a week and today will be the last of consecutive dog photos. I promise she will still show up. In this past week she has had many adventures, meetings, trips, and visits and has fit in naturally. The house has been empty since Parker passed in Jan 2015. We spent the ‘dog free’ time taking trips without worrying about a dog, we did some work on the house, we enjoyed hair free floors, but not one day passed that someone did not ask when we would be getting a new dog. It was always a matter of when. Without the family knowing, I had been planning for months, finding breeders, researching breeds, trying to figure timing and then I found the awesome Christine at Mountain Bliss. It all worked out, we got on a list and waited, the numbers worked out that I had last pick of a litter of 8. That could not have been better, I have no idea how I would have picked if I had to choose, I was told ‘all of them’ was not an option. Christine handed us Josie and I had a dog again. There are toys everywhere, doorways blocked, holes in my yard, nights of standing in the yard in the dark and cold rain (seriously has rained every day since I started house training a dog) and bite marks on my arms, hands, feet, head. It is all perfect. She came to us 7 days ago weighing in about just about 12lbs, today she weighs 15lbs and is taller. At this rate she be 2 ton by January. We will take it, like I said the house was empty until last week, there is plenty of space for her.
8 week vs 9 week