20 June 2012
because apparently i like things crazy...
Just over a week ago this little lady wandered into our life...
And things haven't been the same since.
We call her Yula, Russian for "downy." As far as we (and anyone) can tell she is a purebred Siberian Husky.
We have no idea what her story is and how she ended up wandering into our garage, but she is now part of the Harmon Squad.
(and I know you're thinking it, and yes we searched hard for her original owners but none were to be found. According to the animal shelter, we did more to find them than most do)
So I apologize for the silence around here, it was totally unexpected and not at all intentional. Puppies are a lot of work, that's all.
Especially when you've never ever owned a dog in your entire life. We've definitely been learning as we go. Thankfully she is amazing and has responded incredibly to training. (like, shook her bell on the door tonight to let me know she needed to go out to pee kind of incredible)
A random stranger who stopped to admire her on one of our walks made this remark upon hearing the story of how she joined our family; "God gave you a gift." And I couldn't agree more.
She has stolen my heart.
(and for those of you who know me really well, know that I am not a dog person. At all. And still am not. I love this dog, and still despise pretty much every other dog I meet. I know, I'm not sure how it's possible either)
And while I am exhausted and overwhelmed and totally in over my head, she is part of our family now, no doubt about that.
So please excuse the silence around here, we're getting into a schedule but I'm guessing it'll still take some time before I'm able to do more than just keep 5 humans, a fetus, and a dog alive.
And if you have any advice for taking care of and training puppies, please share!! Pretty much every snippet of time I'm able to get on the computer is spent reading up on training and huskies and anything dog related. But it's not the same as getting advice from someone you know who has gone through it. In particular, we're in the process of kennel training and would love tips on that, as well as anything related to puppies and small children. And, does anyone know how to introduce a new baby to a puppy without one trying to kill the other? Thanks in advance for whatever!!