We finally got to bring home our german shorthaired pointer puppy on Wednesday! We made the decision to get a dog and connected with our breeder nearly a year ago, so we have been waiting a long time. From finding out that puppy mama Roxy was pregnant to the day they pups were born to all the pictures and updates we received with anticipation during these past 9 weeks, we were eager beyond words to finally meet and bring home our little guy.
Pulling up to our the breeder’s house, I was a mixed ball of excitement, anxiety and nerves. Walking in the door to find him leaning up against the puppy pen looking right at us, I melted into a ball of joy and couldn’t stop the tears. Who knew we could love him so much just seconds after meeting him?
He was even cuter and more perfect than we imagined and we could not stop staring at his little face and rubbing him all over. He gave us tons of affection (and whimpered when we had to pay attention to some last minute details instead of him…) as we promised over and over that he would be coming home with us.
He has been a ton of fun so far and we are just loving his little habits and quirks, like squishing himself into the smallest crevices he can find, “interacting” with his reflection in the stove or window, thrashing his stuffies around and then collapsing in a tired heap on the couch.
Night-time has been a challenge, as we knew it would be, but we are making progress. All things considered, Miles is adjusting very well to his new home. As for “Mom” and “Dad”, home will never be the same again. Now it’s filled with even more love and unlimited cuddles.
We are going to be having a lot of fun with this guy! I have never owned a dog before and I honestly had no idea what to expect, but so far it is better than I could have imagined. It’s a lot of work and we haven’t had much sleep so far, but absolutely and completely worth it.