Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Cha-cha-cha-changes!!!

Well, we haven't blogged in a while due to an exciting trip home to Chicago for winter break.  We became an aunt and uncle for the first time which was super exciting.  Our nephew is a sweet little nugget of love and we were incredibly sad to leave him and his proud new parents.

But we also have really exciting news about our little family...it just got a little bigger!  Or, more precisely, 56 pounds bigger!
Meet Nigel!!!  He's a 1-2 year old pitt mix who was being fostered by my mom for a few months.  We met him over winter break and he is SUCH a love.  He's friendly, pretty calm, very obedient and overall, a great pooch.
He's also quite a handsome fellow.

We're so happy to have Nigel with us.  Even though we live in a fairly small apartment in Los Angeles, it feels pretty doable so far.  We're still negotiating the specifics of being able to walk two dogs and helping them through the transition.  They've been sleeping in their crates and though I really miss cuddling with Maggie at night, I have to say that I have definitely been sleeping better.
Nigel is making the transition like a champ.  He's become very comfortable on our couch (yes, we let them snuggle on the couch) and he and Maggie are little play machines!

The only snafu we had was based on human error when we put their food bowls next to each other to eat.  The sad result was a short fight that ended in Maggie getting a little scratched up but she'll be fine.  The pups have been getting along wonderfully since them.

I can't believe that only three and a half months ago, we were a no-dog household and now we're a two dog household!  And obviously, they were the best decisions we've ever made.

9 comments:

  1. He's so cute...has a very puppy-ish face:) Your situation sounds like mine. I went from no dogs to 2, plus a cat(and some fosters) in 5 months! And we live pretty comfortably in a studio apartment. But a bigger couch would be nice:/

    Congratulations on your new addition!

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  2. Wow!! Full house...sounds wonderful. Lots of cuddling. :-)

    Thanks for visiting! We love your blog, especially the awesome graffiti banner.

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  3. Oh my goodness! I just found out about Miss Maggie's existence today and now I've been introduced to the very handsome Nigel! This is just so exciting!! He is so adorable and I can't wait to hear more about him!

    B keeps talking about other dogs that he finds online at local shelters and I keep having to remind him that we've only had Athena for 5 months! I feel like it's going to be only a matter of time before we get another pittie too =)

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    1. Yeah...we only had Maggie for about 3.5 months when we decided to take Nigel home too. It's a big change but he's such a great pooch that we know that he's going to be an awesome addition to our family!

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  4. Wow,is he a doll baby or what!! I'm so glad you wandered by so that I could return the visit. Your fur babies are adorabull and I'm off now to read more!

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    1. Thanks, Debra! We've been reading all about Ray since we found your website. He seems like such a good boy!

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  5. Somehow I missed this...how exciting! He is too cute!

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    1. It's SO exciting. And incredibly exhausting right now while we essentially teach Maggie how to walk again (we may have, ahem, been a little off schedule while in Chicago) and get Nigel to learn to walk on city sidewalks (he's a weaver). But I keep pulling inspiration from your posts that you guys took some time before walking both of them together. He's a cuddlebug though and is pretty smushy. :-)

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  6. How adorable! Tessie always slept in bed with us too, but when Ed started sleeping outside the crate, we couldn't let him in (for his behavioral reasons and because the bed just wouldn't be big enough!). We made the floor super comfy for him and now Tess decided to sleep on the floor, too! But you're right...sleep is much better now.

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