Monday, January 23, 2012

Meet Phoebe the Puppy

I don't know if I've mentioned this before or not, but I am really not a dog person. I don't know why exactly. I do remember that I was terrified of dogs as a child...maybe that has something to do with it. But I just am not a dog {or really any kind of animal} person. We had a few puppies growing up and I'm sure I played with them at some point, but I don't really remember ever being super attached to any of them. Now just because I'm not a huge fan of dogs doesn't mean that I don't want my boys to enjoy having a pet. We actually had a dog a few years ago {Corndog} who had an unfortunate accident with a car...but it's been a few years since the boys had a pet. 
*****
Over Christmas break, my parents got a cute little part beagle part dachshund puppy. 
And my boys {especially Henry} fell in love. 
After seeing how much they loved playing with Eddie, I knew it was time to get them a puppy...and luckily Eddie had a sister that needed a home too.
And so we got Phoebe:
 She is actually a really good puppy.
She plays well with the boys, hasn't tore up much in the yard, knows to stay away from our cars, doesn't bark loudly, only eats a little bit of food, and she poops in out of way places:)
We bought her a cute little wooden dog house and she has a pillow and blanket. For the most part she is content to nap in the sun during the day and sleep in her doghouse at night. We have let her in the house on the few cold nights we've had...and she is great about coming in and going straight to her little kennel by the back door. 
 Phoebe is getting pretty good at playing fetch. She loves the little squeaky balls the boys picked out for her a few weeks ago, and she also like to play with stray socks that the boys leave outside by the trampoline. Eli usually goes out and plays with her for a little bit in the mornings while Henry and Grant are at school...and she really gets some fun play time in the afternoons with all three boys:) So far the boys have been pretty good about taking care of her...Henry is in charge of food and Grant is in charge of water. And Henry is now officially on pooper scooper duty too!
 So for now, I am trying my best to a dog person...and I have to say, it's actually nice to have another girl around the house!

Pin It!

20 comments:

Sheri - confessed craftaholic said...

She is adorable! One of our dogs is a beagle mix also, and she is the sweetest thing ever. Enjoy your fur-baby adventure!

Mary said...

Super cute puppy and I love the name too! I haven't given in to the whole pet thing yet, but I know the day is coming and I just hope my pet is as cute as yours :)

CM said...

Oh how adorable! Yeah, my boys are constantly asking for either a puppy or a kitty. My DH on the other hand, says absolutely not! I'm on the fence. Maybe when the boys are a little older. Pets are a lot of work! Plus here, the dog would have to be inside. It's too cold outside. Housebreaking a pet is the hardest part! I wish they could just come housebroken...LOL!

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

She is REALLY cute! I love the last picture. What a great addition to your family!

Nichol said...

The kids keep bugging me for a dog, like you I am not a dog person, nor have the time to take care of one, as I'm always go, go go. Phoebe is adorable. So glad the boys are enjoying her:)

Kmama said...

She's adorable. I love that last picture. Such a great capture!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Oh, look at that face! She'll make a dog person out of you yet, I know it. ;) I think it's great that you have the boys pitching in...that is so important. Housebreaking is tough, but once that's over, it's so nice to have a loyal dog as part of your family. :)

Kelli said...

Yay...you're no longer the only girl. She's adorable (I'm not a dog person either). I love how the boys have taken to the responsibility of having a pet. Have fun!

Angie said...

Oh girl...you know me...I am in love! She is a doll puppy. Too cute for words!

carissa at lowercase letters said...

oh my paws... so cute. she's a beauty! glad you're not the lone girl in the house anymore, mom. : )

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

That is one cute puppy!!

He & Me + 3 said...

They have their moments, but for the most part dogs add so much too our lives. I hope you enjoy phoebe. She is precious.

Ahhh Mom said...

She's so cute!

Mimi said...

Phoebe is so precious! You hit the jackpot here.
My oldest daughter was scared of big dogs and I remember when we went to look at some retriever pups she cried and jumped into her Dad's arms. But, we brought one home and she fell in love. Hope you enjoy Phoebe. What a cutie pie she is!

laxsupermom said...

So cute! Great pics! Thanks for sharing.

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Ohhhhh good gracious, that little face! She is a CUTIE! And I'm not really a dog person either. Our dog {actally, Jeremy's dog, I don't claim her} is for hunting only. I'm thinking someday when I don't have tiny little ones about, I'm going to need some kind of animal to take care of and keep me company, though! :)

Foursons said...

Oh my goodness, Phoebe is soooooo cute! And as soon as I read you got a girl dog I was jealous. Yes, jealous. We have a boy dog. I'm STILL the only female in the house. *sigh*

Richella said...

Oh, my goodness, Kelli. She is absolutely positively ADORABLE! I'll bet she's got a great nose--it's hard to beat a hound dog, in my opinion!

You're such a good mom. Kudos to you for putting aside your own ambivalence about dogs and letting them adopt Phoebe. Lucky puppy!!

Carrie said...

AWWWWWW, Phoebe is so cute! What a great dog! Those pictures are precious...she will be a good model :-) I'm so glad to hear she is adjusting to your family, what a sweet addition! I was never a pet person growing up, we had a few cats on and off...but Dan always had dogs growing up so when we got married it was a must for him to get a dog...and Skipper is still with us so far! And now we have the two cats :-) It is fun for the kids to have pets...but I always feel like our house might smell and our carpet is dirty! but...we love them...and the kids make just as much of a mess as the pets, and we're not getting rid of them, ha! ;-)

My Crafty Home-Life said...

My dog is my best friend! Buster is the only one who never complains. You ARE a supermom.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...