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!