Wednesday, August 5, 2009

We Have the Puppy!

Yesterday we stopped by the vet to see the puppy and upon our arrival he said we could take him right then. Say what? If you've been reading my blog for any length of time, you shouldn't be surprised (I don't know why I was) because time here isn't nearly as... hmmm, how do I say this?... IMPORTANT as it is in the US. Things are more flexible. Usually it works against you, but every now and then you get a puppy a week early!


We scrambled around town to get the last minute things (like food and a leash) then went back to pick him up! The crate at the vet's was pretty nasty so we gave him a bath in a tupperware bowl and MAN, was that water gross. I think we still need to give him another one, but it's already an improvement.


We haven't chosen a name yet because we want to get a sense of his personality first, but I'll let you know as soon as we decide.

19 comments:

Melanie's Mom said...

How cute! Now you will have 3 weeks to bond with him before you come to the US! So much for editing...

Melanie Avila said...

I know! He sleeps a LOT so I just have to make good use of naptime. :)

DJ FOX said...

ADORABLE! What kind of dog is that?

Melanie Avila said...

Miniature Schnauzer. :)

Pink Ink said...

Ooh, he is so adorable, Melanie!! I love schnauzers!

And I gather you will be coming home? For a visit...? How cool for you!

Janna Qualman said...

So stinkin' cute!

Hurray for puppies!

Penguin said...

Just remember not to use soap on the puppy.
It is not good for their skin(I was told by a vet).



Cute little bugger.....

Nadine said...

Adorable!! So exciting!!! I love when things happen earlier than you expect!

Melanie Avila said...

Pink, I leave for home in three weeks!

Melanie Avila said...

Janna, he's so snuggly!

Melanie Avila said...

Penguin, NOW you tell me. We just put a little in water and mixed it up before sticking him in there. So it was mostly bubbles.

Melanie Avila said...

Nadine, it was stressful before we actually got him because we had also run out of water and had to order a water truck to come, but other than that -- good day!

JLC said...

I am so happy for you! He is such a great edition to your life!

Erica Orloff said...

SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!! I have puppy envy!
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Melanie Avila said...

JLC, I've already had to remind myself that today after my 20th trip down four flights of stairs...

Melanie Avila said...

Erica, it's only taken us a YEAR! I'm so excited. :)

EriCan said...

Holy Crap! That puppy is so adorable. I'm so happy you guys got the puppy early. Yay :)

Good Luck picking the name. I can't believe how small he is!! You're so lucky he sleeps a lot, our little girl puppy was up all the time chewing on stuff! She's much better now, only chews on fan remotes and socks ;)

Melanie Avila said...

Erica, he's tried chewing on a couple random things, but mainly he likes our toes and fingers. I'm trying to get him interested in a bone.

EriCan said...

Oh he will love the bones!!