My newest companion, Maebel the Puppy. She's a cross between a pug/chihuahua and a shih tzu/poodle.
When I'm not waking up to her cries and tantrums every hour and a half throughout the night and standing outside in the dark trying not to freeze while I wait for her to pee, I really am smitten with her :)
But whoa -- puppies are a lot of work. Everyone told me it would be, but I had no idea how miserable it'd be. Here's hoping there's a lot more sleep, discipline, calm, and relief in the next few weeks, so I can enjoy her. And did I mention sleep?
Ever since Stella was put down, I knew I'd eventually adopt another pet. Then December came and the signs were everywhere and when a coworker announced that her dog had puppies and needed to give them all away, I was sold.
So Maebel it is :)
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