Do you remember last week’s December To Do list? I mentioned that I kept I couple of things secret from you. Well, I wasn’t lying! And I’m about to share big news with you!
We’re EXPECTING… a puppy! GOTCHA! In about 3 weeks from now, we will become parents to a cutie puttootti German Shepherd puppy! And her name will be… DRUM ROLL… Bella!!! How cute is that?! You see? I wasn’t lying about my love for Italian language either! Haha!
I must admit, it is a pretty big deal for me to get a puppy right now. Last January, my family dog, Sanda, passed away after living with us for close to 14 years. I was heartbroken and couldn’t even look at puppies without getting emotional and breaking down crying. I’m sure that many of you can relate to that. You’re not only losing a dog, you’re losing a friend, a family member.
Wasn’t she a beauty?!
Sanda was indeed a big part of our family. We loved her so much, and I miss her greatly. I still kind of hope that there is a doggy heaven, where she is happy playing with a ball, swimming after ducks and running after squirrels. Do you?
Without a doubt, it’s been super hard to move on, and I am not quiet sure if I ever will. But I am certain that our baby Bella will be a great addition to my own little family!
To be fair, I’m definitely not excited about the poopie part of the puppyhood! Haha! And I am nervous about training her on my own, since before it was my dad who took care of training. But I’m super excited for the new adventure and new FRIENDSHIP. Eventually, Bella will become my running buddy too! Ah… Can’t wait!
And yet, there are SO MANY things we have to take care of before meeting our puppy for the first time! Gosh, I’m getting overwhelmed to the point that I don’t even know where to start!!!!
Do you have a dog? Is it a big breed too? Please, do tell me about your training experiences and tricks that work for you!