You may have noticed I’ve been a little quiet lately, and that picture above explains exactly why.
Last Thursday, we got a puppy! So I want you guys to all meet Rambo, our ten-week-old Maltipoo!
I know this probably seems out of the blue (three dogs! eek!) but we’ve been thinking about getting a puppy since February or March of this year. We put the plans on hold when I got pregnant, because it just seemed like too much work to add a baby and another dog in the space of nine months.
But… and this is the sad part… even though Calvin is doing great on his new medicine, the vet told us that he’ll probably only be with us for another year or two. We’re incredibly grateful for all the time with him that we have, but after getting that news, we had to face the tough reality that Calvin probably won’t get the long, full lifespan that we had hoped he would. And if we want to have two dogs, then our choices were to 1) get a puppy now, or 2) get a puppy once the baby arrives.
Guess what we chose?
And I am so, so grateful that we did. Rambo is an awesome little guy so far — he’s easygoing and incredibly playful, SO smart (it’s been a week and he’s already getting the hang of potty training!) and a perfect new addition to our family. And with any luck, he’ll be fully trained and through the teething stage by the time the baby arrives — so it should work out perfectly! It’s taken a lot of work this past week, but I’m so happy to welcome him into our family.
(Calvin and Coco are a little less happy, although they’re definitely warming up to him — they’ve even played together a few times!)
So I apologize in advance for the fact that Rambo will undoubtedly take over my Instagram for the next few weeks. I can’t seem to help myself — everything he does is so adorable!