Monday, November 14, 2016

ONE MONTH WITH REAGAN

Today marks one month of having Reagan at home with us! Matthew and I can't get over how much it seems like we've had her for longer than a month, but it's only been a month....crazy!!

I'll be honest, puppies are a lot of work and require a good bit of responsibility, but we knew that when we decided to adopt a puppy and were fully prepared for it! The first couple of weeks were FULL of potty breaks during the middle of the night. Again, we were prepared for this! I remember the first night we put her in her crate to go to sleep (it's about 5 feet away from my side of the bed lol) and then we both dozed off, but we kept waking up because we were waiting on her to whimper of whine to go to the bathroom, but she never did and we dozed back off (we were expecting to have to take her out every hour or so the first few weeks) and woke up around 2:00 and immediately we both jumped out of bed to make sure she was still breathing (LOL) and there she was, just laying there, awake, all calm and looking at us like we were crazy. We finally had to tell ourselves that she will whimper or whine when she needs to go to the bathroom, and that we don't have to wake her up or take her out on our own...let her alert us.

And so we did, and it started being only 2-3 bathroom breaks through the night instead of 4-5...and then, one night, after having her home for a little over a week, we woke up and it was 4:00 in the morning and we both looked at each other and asked if the other had taken her out, and when we realized she hadn't been out since right before we went to bed we jumped back out of the bed to make sure she was breathing (seriously, we are going to be THOSE parents one day) and there she was, just laying there, awake, all calm and looking at us AGAIN like we were crazy (at this point we realized that we were). And every since then she has been sleeping through the night, for the most part! The time change has messed with her a little, but that just means extra play time with our girl before we leave for work....even if it is 4:30 in the morning play time ;)

I'll be honest, I was never a dog person....animal person really. Of course I thought they were cute, but I wasn't crazy about them. So I was a little worried before we got her that I might not ever be the type of person who just really loves dogs. Well about two hours after we got her that all changed! I couldn't believe how attached to her I was after just a few short hours, even Matthew was a little shocked lol.

In Reagan's first month with us she has...

- Gotten a tour of her new home (the night we brought her home)

- Had her first bath! (post to come soon)

- Explored her new backyard and LOVES it. We have to chase her around the backyard sometimes to get her to come in because she loves being outside so much!

- Taken a road trip to Chattanooga and got to meet her cousin, Darcy.

- Taken a road trip to Murfreesboro and got to meet her aunts.

- Celebrated her first holiday...Halloween.

- Had two vet visits and got great reports!

- Has been to PetSmart for new toys and treats, because she's perfect!

- Taken tons of car rides. 

- Learned to "sit" when she know we have a treat in our hand.

- Had a ton of pictures taken of her #puppymompaparazzi

- Had to take a little bit of medicine for a few days for an upset stomach from trying to transition to a new puppy food. (We went back to her old food and will try to transition again in a few months once she gets bigger, per the vet's recommendation) 

- Learned that if she climbs in mom's lap then mom will hand feed her #spoiled

- Discovered leaves and LOVES rolling around in them.

- Mastered the back door step...jumping down to go outside and jumping up to come inside.

- Gotten so many cute new toys because her mom and dad can't go out without feeling bad for leaving her, so they always bring her home a new toy to make up for it. #spoiled

- Learned how to go up the stairs (but can't come down them yet!) 

- Watched the Presidential election with her parents.

- Met all of her neighbors and melted their hearts.

- Watched tons of Preds games with her parents.

- Started wearing her new harness some...still trying to figure out what it is!

- US COMPLETELY WRAPPED AROUND HER LITTLE PAW!

Here are some of our favorite pictures of our girl over the past month!
 Road trip to Chattanooga!
Halloween
First vet visit
Watching for dad to get home from work
Snug as a bug in a rug!

Greeting dad after work one afternoon
  
Sleepy puppy 
10 weeks old as of 11/10/2016



We love our girl and we love being puppy parents! 

To say we are completely crazy about her would be an understatement. We can't imagine not having her follow us around the house, biting at our toes, or those sweet puppy cuddles when she gets worn out each night. Who would have ever thought that this (almost) 3lb ball of fur would have us wrapped around her little paw so quickly?! 


3 comments:

  1. She is the cutest thing! Makes me want a puppy and I am definitely more a cat person!

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  2. I was never an animal person either until we got our pup and now I can't imagine life without one!

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  3. Aww!! Reagan has done so much in 1 month!! I bet y'all are just over the moon :)

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