I apologize for being a bit MIA the past few days – it’s all because this new little boy has completely stolen my heart and all of my free time…literally.
Surprise! Cody and I have made an addition to our little family – meet Cooper, our 3-month-old dachshund puppy!
We went to meet with some breeders (who are amazing by the way – if you’re looking for a dachshund, check out http://www.aaapuppydogs.com/) this past weekend with the intent of just seeing if we liked them and wanted to work with them in the future to find ourselves a puppy. But when they let out the first batch of dachshunds and I saw this little sweet one, tinier than the rest of them lopping and running around my heart melted. I picked him up and showed him to Cody and we instantly fell in love. We made a decision right there that he was our Cooper and we needed to take him home.
We continued on to our planned vacation and picked him up on our way home two days later. We couldn’t stop thinking about him the entire time and when we finally got to take him home we were half ecstatic and half in shock – we were now puppy parents.
Over the past few days his personality has come out more and more as he gets comfortable. He is the biggest cuddle bug, stubborn as heck and absolutely worth the lack of sleep, wet willies and training woes.
I currently take him to work with me because he can’t be left alone for too long, needs to be trained, and neither of us work close enough to home to check in on him during the day. So far he’s been a perfect angel at the office and hasn’t caused any trouble…mostly because he sleeps all day.
I can’t wait to share more of this little guy with you as he grows and we grow with him. And any and all puppy training/raising advice is welcome!