Introducing… Colt!

Colt finally joined us here at home yesterday. We’ve been waiting more than two months for this little guy, and we are so excited to finally have him with us!

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.”

And you know what? I think they were right. This guy is ADORABLE. He is constantly doing something that makes me go, “Awww! Look! Look what he’s doing! Oh he’s so 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.

9 Comments

  1. Erin Friday, August 6, 2010 11:53 pm

    Awwwwww! He is precious!

  2. justatitch Saturday, August 7, 2010 12:16 am

    OMG, he's SO CUTE! Congrats, puppy mama!

  3. Melanie Saturday, August 7, 2010 1:02 am

    He's adorable! I never got the reference that all your dogs were named after guns. Very clever!

  4. Kaci Saturday, August 7, 2010 2:54 am

    Thank you!

  5. Kaci Saturday, August 7, 2010 2:55 am

    Thanks!! Puppy mama-ing is a lot of work already, but definitely worth it πŸ™‚

  6. Kaci Saturday, August 7, 2010 2:57 am

    haha thanks Mel! Not *all* of our dogs are named after guns… but 3 out of 5 is pretty close! Velvet was named before I got her, and I just couldn't stand changing her name… and Bailey's name is pretty much only what it is because it sounds like “baby.” (The boy didn't choose a name for her for the longest time and just called her “baby” forever… so he had to come up with a name that sounded similar to what she'd been called before.)

    I kind of wanted to name Colt “Ruger,” which is a firearm company… but the Colt thing stuck because there's a mark on his back that sommmmetimes looks like a horse's head. πŸ™‚

  7. Vanessa Sunday, August 8, 2010 4:31 pm

    He is adorable!!! Enjoy your new addition. πŸ˜€

  8. Kaci Monday, August 9, 2010 8:06 pm

    Thank you! Maybe when the chewing/biting stops, I'll be able to enjoy him a little more! πŸ™‚

  9. rikkers Thursday, August 12, 2010 5:59 pm

    the palins name their kids after your pets πŸ˜‰

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