Monday, July 12, 2010

The Long Road to . . . Muffy!

It was a long road and an even longer drive to our little Scottie pup, Miss Muffy! Maddy and I returned from Chicago last Wednesday, Mr. Tennis picked us up at the airport and we hit the road to Muffy's home - a longgggggg drive away! That evening we arrived at a stopping point to stay overnight and then go the rest of the way, another one and one-half hour drive away, the next day! Oy -- already we were tired of being in the car! Maddy was so excited, asking constantly, "how much farther?" Difficult to answer since we weren't exactly sure where we were going. Let me tell you, it was almost all the way to Arkansas!
The next morning, we climbed back into the car and headed out. After going up and down some steep hills (we don't have those in Nebraska), we found the country road out in the woods, where Miss Muffy spent her first 8 weeks.

Maddy with Muffy and Muffy's parents, Wallace and Logan

Immediately, we met the owners and Muffy's Dad -- Wallace! Love that name! Wallace was so fun and cute! He thoroughly checked us out and approved us to take home one of his girls. There were two females left to pick from and both were so adorable! Muffy is all black and the other pup had a bit of brindle and had an eye infection earlier, so we opted for Miss Muffy. We also met her Mama -- Logan -- a beautiful, albeit tired-looking, Mama. I felt for her -- I know just how she felt -- I often look tired and like a bit of a wreck!

Maddy was so thrilled to finally have her little puppy and either held her or petted her all the way home. That was an even longer drive as we left there around 10 AM, finally pulling into our own driveway at 6:30 PM. We were greeted by all the girls in the neighborhood who wanted to pet and hold Muffy -- they were so sweet. One has a fairly new puppy of her own, but declared Muffy to be cuter!

Muffy has been doing great and better every single day, though truthfully, she has had an accident or two, but not very many! Last night, she was up twice (not so bad, right??), but after our 4:20 AM outdoor call of nature, she thought it must be playtime! Since I knew she would bark her little head off if I put her back in the kennel, I played with her until 5 AM when she conked back out. Puppy naps are often needed! Then I headed out for a little morning run as the extremely SLOW walks we go on with her don't really count as exercise!

Muffy is so sweet and adorable, but as I already knew, a puppy is a LOT of work! Way more work than Maddy and Mr. Tennis anticipated, but each day gets a little easier. Housetraining seems to be going pretty good -- she's a very bright Scottie after all!! More adventures to follow, I'm sure!


Laura L. said...

Well Muffy is just adorable and Maddy looks so happy.
The long road to Muffy will just make her that much more special I suppose.

I hope the puppy training goes well. Fun times are ahead no matter what, I'm sure.

Jodee Leader said...

Just checking in from the Cooper library! How do people function without a computer, anyway?!

It looks like Muffy was the perfect addition to your family! She is just adorable. I can't wait to meet her soon! Enjoy the fun puppy stage from he@*!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

I love Miss Muffy!


Love Letters To China said...

What a cute puppy! I can tell from the huge smile on your daughters face she is one happy little girl.

Courtney said...

She is adorable. What a crazy long trip to get her but I think it was worth it.

Dawn said...

Well, Muffy is the cutest dog ever!!! Congratulations!!

Kim said...

What a perfect puppy for your family! I am sure the drive there was much longer than the way back. Muffy is adorable. Have fun with her this summer!

Bridget said...

Muffy is such a cutie!!! What a nice mom and dad to drive that far for their sweet girl's puppy! Maddy looks so cute with her! I'm sure she is a welcome addition to your sweet family. Hope you get some rest tonight!


Ps wish I had known you were in Chicago over the 4th. Next time you are here we will have to meet up!

Gail said...

She is one cute puppy, more than cute if that's possible!!! if I show her pictures to Grace, then she'll want one too. She collects black stuffed animal dogs...our lab is black.

We have friends that have 2 of Muffy's kind of dog and as adults they are wonderful pets!

Kim said...

Welcome home Muffy! Maddy must be in seventh heaven! Just adorable!

Lucy said...

Congratulations on Miss Muffy's arrival! Yeah! She's adorable! I think it's the necessary childhood rite of passage to have a dog. I just don't know when I'll break down and do it, lol! Hope she's a good puppy for you. :)
P.S. Glad I could finally catch up on your blog, looks like you're having a great summer, take care!

Casey said...

How cute!!! Congrats!!

S.Wise said...

Muffy is ADORABLE!!!

Kim K. said...

I'm definitely not showing Emma this post. Muffy is just the sweetest little puppy. Awwwwww!!

Lisa said...

so very adorable!! congrats!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Muffy is absolutley adorable!! You are right...each day gets easier:)

Maddy looks as happy as can be with her new furry friend!!

Hope the training continues to go well~