Leo Comes Home
The day you bring home a puppy has to be one of the most exciting days hands down. Whether you’ve been planning for months for the day you bring your puppy home, or you decided that day to stop by the nearest rescue and pick up a pup, there’s no greater feeling. On the way there, all you can think of is how you are going to hold them, pet them, and play with their tiny little paws. However, nothing could’ve prepared me for the moment I finally had my puppy in my arms.
On Friday, May 25th, I picked up my little guy, Leo, and my life changed forever. I was one of the ones who planned months ahead of time. I read what seemed like millions of “how to” articles and then read them again…and again. Did I mention that Leo is my first puppy ever, and I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing?
For the ride home, I was prepared for anything. My other half, Erich, was going to drive, and I was on Puppy Duty. Whether it was puking, crying, jumping, I was ready for it. Luckily enough, the whole ride home Leo was calm, composed, and even dozed off a few times. Not once did he cry or try to get out of my arms and into the driver’s seat. The first night was great, up until we introduced Leo to crate training. Hint: the three of us did not sleep very well the first night.
Our puppy parenting journey is going to be a great one, and I can’t wait to share every bit of it.