Phoebe Smallie. Yes, that's the same name as every doll in our house and now it's also the name of our puppy. Why do we have a new puppy?
So here is how this happened....
Scott: (watching tv and randomly comments) "I like that dog. Australian Shepherd? I'd like to have a running partner and they're good running dogs"
That's all it took. Scott was probably just thinking out loud and never really meant that he wanted a dog, because he probably didn't, but those details aren't important. He is married to the most obsessive person ever and his random comment, that he probably doesn't even remember saying, set the ball rolling and we all know that once I get something in my head, there's no turning back. After 13.5 years, he should know better.
So, meet Phoebe....
Awwww, isn't she cute?!
I found her through an Australian Shepherd rescue group...this is a picture her first mama text me. It took me a few months to find a good fit for us, and then a few weeks going back and forth with the owner, and then she was all mine. I mean "ours". I mean mine.
We got her last weekend when she was just 6.5 weeks old. Wittle bitty teeny thing. (Why do puppies make me want to use baby talk?)
So far she's been fantastic! Australian Shepherds are known to be the smartest dogs in the world...seriously, google it...and since the Scott Smallie family is known to be the smartest family in the world, well, it just worked out.
She's a herder and loves to run. Run Run Run. Herd Herd Herd.
To my friends (Jen and Marci) who are grossed out about animals in beds, LOOK AWAY NOW!
We bought a crate for Phoebe to sleep in but.....
|this is not the crate|
|Trevor does not need a puppy. I repeat. Trevor does not need a puppy. He is not what I would consider "puppy friendly"|
|still not a crate|
|two nap Tuesday|
|dying from the cuteness|
|Parker and Phoebe sleeping exactly the same way (notice my strategically placed leg to keep Parker from rolling off the couch).|
|crates are stupid anyway.|
Murphy is hanging in there. The first hour Phoebe was with us, I thought Murphy was going to eat her. For real. But he's rallied through and has become a great mentor :) Until Phoebe is big enough to jump onto the couch and invade Murphy's territory...then it's probably game on.
|Murphy and Parker...still BFF's|
Phoebe plays hard and sleeps hard and I hope the "honeymoon" phase never wears off and she continues to be a great dog. Fingers crossed!