Yesterday was a stressful, exciting, nerve-wracking day. Neither The Boy nor I had ever purchased a dog out-of-state before, nor had we flown a pet in the past.
Needless to say, we were a little clueless. Do we go to the air cargo area? The airline’s front desk at the airport? Where do we park? WHY DID YOU PASS THAT PARKING SPOT RIGHT THERE NOW WE HAVE TO GO ALL THE WAY BACK AROUND AND WHEN WE COME BACK IT’LL BE TAKEN THEN WE’LL HAVE TO WALK THREE MILES AND I’M IN FLIP FLOPS AND HAVE YOU EVER WALKED THREE MILES IN FLIP FLOPS IT’S NOT FUN?!!!???
I also learned airports aren’t good for your relationship.
But in the end we got it all figured out (air cargo area, in case you were wondering) and we have our little man! The airline staff joked with us, saying we couldn’t take him “because he’s too cute.”
Like when he goes nose-to-nose with one of the kittens, then sticks his butt in the air, ready to pounce. Or when he tries to snuggle up to Callie, who is most definitely not impressed or happy with him or his addition to our family.
Or when he thinks it’s a good idea to pick up my favorite pair of flip flops and carry them off into a corner to chew on them.
We’re still adjusting. It’s been almost two years since we’ve had a puppy in the house, and in that time I forgot how tiring it is. I forgot about having to wake up every couple hours to let him outside so we don’t have messes in the house. I forgot that puppies have two speeds – GO! and sleep.
And I forgot how much I love the smell of puppy breath.
Now, the basics…
Colt is an English springer spaniel. For those of you keeping track, Callie is also an English springer spaniel. Yes, we plan on breeding them in the future. He was born June 10, so as of today he is 8 weeks, 1 day old. His registered name with the AKC will most likely have Single Action in it. (Single Action Colt… get it? It’s a gun thing.)
Yes, that makes three dog names related to firearms… Trigger, Caliber and Colt. Yes, it’s intentional.
Colt is our fifth dog, second springer.