Well, Mr. Riley has arrived on the scene and, yes, life has drastically changed for the next few weeks! This little guy is a 4 1/2 pound loaded bundle of energy that doesn't stop! But wow, is he ever cute.
Thank you to everyone who voted on his name last week. Unfortunately, even though my husband, son, daughter and I had come up with the short list of names, when push came to shove we could not get a consensus (husband being quite obstinate!) So as it turned out, we had to take a 2 hour drive to Cape Cod on Saturday, the day before we were to pick up the new pup and would need to have a name for it to be registered. I was none too pleased that we could not agree (or more to the truth, one person couldn't agree with the rest of the group) so I copied off 12 pages of puppy names from the internet and with 3 of us confined in the car for a total of 4 hrs (and another on the phone) we went through every last name on the list. We would come to a few that were "okay", came up with another short list, but when I came to the name Riley everyone's eyes lit up and we knew immediately that was the one. It was a hard fought battle but in the end the name is perfect because I'm sure he will definitely live the life of Riley!!
Our older dog Trevor is not quite sure about Riley just yet. Riley's exuberance is pretty overwhelming for him right now and although he is warming up a little, Trevor still bolts faster than I've ever seen him move when Riley runs up to him. There have been a few growls too. He's also not liking it too much when he sees the little one in his spot on mom's lap. So there's a ways to go before they become "buddies" but I'm sure it will happen at some point. In the meantime, this is a full time job keeping them both happy and making sure my furniture and shoes aren't getting chewed up! The little bugger... I sprayed the bottom of the furniture with Bitter Apple to keep him from chewing the fabric, so what does he do but gets down underneath and gets it from the back side! Arghh! He's no dummy.
There's definitely not much else is getting done these days. I really need to get back up to my work area. Amazing how such a little thing can turn your life upside down. But that's okay. Puppies, like children, are only young once... I'm enjoying every minute of it!!