Sunday, December 22, 2013

Life With Bea

It's been the best of's been the worst of times.

Two weeks ago, as many of you know, Husband and I expanded our wee family by one, by welcoming Beatrix Tucker Buggo into our lives.  Our lives changed pretty instantly and we can no longer imagine it without her in, and it's been amazing.....but not all the time.

We both knew things were going to be very different by taking on such a responsibility, but I don't think we realized quite how much things would change.  Getting up several times during the night to get a whimpering puppy to the washroom on time - and succeeding about 50% of the time - and having to keep an eye on her every minute, having to beat it back home after work to make sure she's ok, happy, well fed and watered, not bored.  I run into people in the hallways at work and they say "yikes, you look so tired." I say, "we have a puppy." They say, "AHHHHHH, it's like having a baby."

As lost as I feel sometimes when Bea just wants to shred things and nip and bite, I love her so much.  It makes me want to figure everything out, and to be the best puppy Mama I can be with what I know.  Thank you so much to all of you who have given us advice and shared what has worked for you, it's great to have a support group.

Ultimately, I know we are on the right track.  I know she's well taken care of, interested in life, not lacking for anything, comfortable and happy.  I know we'll get through the tough bits with her, and see the other end, with a well behaved, respectful puppy who loves us as much as we love her.  I look forward to it!

Bea having a snuggle with one of her fave toys, Munk.
Till next time!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sleeping Bea-uty

Yeah, I've become one of those people.  Those people who carry around pictures of their pets or babies and offer them up to perfect strangers in elevators, and over and over to friends who patiently smile and nod in agreement that yes, the puppy IS the cutest one to have ever lived.

But mine really IS. ;)

Good god, look at that!  The lil tongue!  Oh my heart, how am I ever going to get anything done from here on??

Till next time, friends!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Bea's First Snow Adventure!

This afternoon, Bea and I hung out in the backyard for a bit.  On Sunday, Bea's friend Willa gave her a little coat that had gotten too small for her, so Bea would be warmer in the Winter.  Look how sporty!

Since it snowed yesterday, I thought it might be fun to see how Bea reacted to it.  Mostly she just followed me around and ate the snow, but I think pretty much anything she does is super cute so I had to share.  It's possible that there are some hard-hearted individuals out there who won't think that this tiny clip is the most adorable thing ever, but whatever.  

I know there's not much action, but I love it at the very beginning when she munches on the snow, and when she tries to turn around but her little coat is too thick so she has to back up instead.  And that little face!  Oh my heart!  Gotta go kiss it!

Till next time!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Hi Everyone, My Name Is Bea!

I'm the newest member of the family!  I'm just a baby, only seven weeks old, and I'm half Boston Terrier, half Pug, and allllll cute.  My favourite things to do are snuggle with Mum and Dad, eat my kibble and play with my squeaky chipmunk. Oh, and I love to chew on my Mum's moccasins too, but I get the feeling I shouldn't.

Anyhoo, looks like some kibbles and snuggles are heading my way, so I'll be going now.  It's probably not the last you'll hear from me though, so stay tuned!

Till next time!