8.15.2011

That post I was talking about...

Gahhhh!!! :)

Sorry it took me a few days to get around to posting this. As always, schedules are busy around here and let's be honest, I wanted to build up the anticipation! So what, pray tell, is the big news?!

Nope, no ring to speak of (Sorry Abuelita!) and no baby anywhere in the remotely near future (you're out of your damn mind if that's what you thought it was! Geesh!) No house, no move-
but it's big!
Actually, it's not. It's tiny now and will only ever get to about 24 pounds.
:)

Meet Bentley.
Yup! The person and I are the parents of a new baby Boston Terrier.Squuueeeeee!!! After 5 months of reading, and research, and searching, and weighing options- we found our perfect pup! It was such a challenge because we REALLY wanted to bring a dog into our little family but we had to make sure it was the right kind that would *hopefully* get along with the cats, both rescues one of which definitely went through something serious before she ended up with me. We'll get to bring him home the 2nd week of September, right when we get back from our vacation. We're busy as all hell getting ready for that but holy poot I cannot wait! 


How flipping cute is he?! With his one random spot! It may be considered an imperfection in the crazy breed world, but it was one of the things that made him perfect to us!

That's Bentley asleep on my lap and his two brothers scoping out the situation.

He looks so much tinier on daddy's leg compared to mine!

My person after we officially decided this little guy was the one for us... :) I can't quite decide which is cuter... It's the combination that really just makes me want to vomit from the adorableness.

Puppy's sleep- A LOT! We got to meet the puppies long enough to see how they interacted with each other, with things around them, and even when feeding with their mother. This was so helpful! We read Cesar Millan's book How to Raise the Perfect Dog and one of the first things he talks about is choosing the puppy with the right energy for you. He talks about how, though completely adorable, the puppy that is the first to run up to you and run around checking things out is more than likely (more than definitely is more like it) the high energy type that will possibly have behavioral issues and be much more difficult to train. These dogs will require excess amounts of training and for our first dog together, living in an apartment- high energy= probably not the direction we should be heading in. 
There will be time for that kind of craziness later on. :p 

One of the puppies was all over the place. He kept coming back to sit right between my legs but it was never for longer than a minute at a time. He was right back to running around and was even biting at my shirt. Thanks Cesar, for the heads up! Not our dog! The second was somewhere between the two but there was just something about the little pudgy puppy with the spot on his head that we fell in love with. He seemed to have his mother's calm, good nature. He'd wake up, interact with us for a few minutes, and go right back to his napping.
Yeah... we definitely picked the right puppy. 
It's one of those things, we just knew he was supposed to be ours.
:)

Picking a name took a very long list and a whole lot of back and forth. He actually mentioned Bentley first which was strange because I was JUST thinking of bringing up that name that same morning. 
Fate. It just fit and we both knew it.

Expect to see much, much more of this little Bentley guy come September when he finally comes home and turns the apartment upside down! That's when the real adventure begins!

Cannot wait.
Remind me to buy one of those Bissel Spot Cleaner things before September...

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14 comments:

Michelle said...

AAHHHH!!!!!! Little Bentley is the most adorable thing in the whole world (second to my pup of course;) ) he is sooo precious, y'all will have an absolute blast with him! Life is about to get veeerryyy fun and interesting... Congrats!

Bloggy Blog Designz said...

Popping in from SITS! Super cute. Our dog had pups last summer and they were so adorable. Little ones are so cute. Getting a puppy was one of the best decisions the boyfriend and I ever made. The Neuff

Debora said...

Stopping in from the Lady Blogger Tea Party - and I'm so glad I did. How adorable is that little guy! Bet of luck with him! :)

Angie Lee said...

I'm an auntie!!!!!!! I can't wait to smoosh his face in with kisses!!!! My little Bentley boy. I would have picked the one with the spot too...for sure. Good call. xoxoxoxoxoox!!!!!
Auntie Angie

emmy said...

too cute n awesome, he is perfect.

Alicia said...

Congratulations! I have a boston and she is absolutely the most perfect dog ever! lol She is small enough to cuddle on my lap but acts like a big dog by chewing bones the size of my head and playing fetch for hours. Our boston, Gabby, will be a year old Sept 20th and we have had her since she was 6 weeks old...its been total bliss! Yay! Congrats!

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Morgan said...

What cutie ... and I love the name! Hope he settles right in.

Visiting from SITS :)

Kendra said...

So cute!!! I am jealous of the cuteness you'll get to have soon, tho not jealous of dealing with a little puppy ha! Good luck and enjoy him :)

Ruthie Hart said...

my heart is fluttering for Bentley!

April said...

yea! puppies! So happy for you-I am jealous.

Cherie said...

Ok, I just died of cuteness! I LOVE Boston Terriers. My roommates and I almost got one this past winter, but ended up deciding we didn't have the time to dedicate to it.

I might just steal yours instead.

Cherie @ Refractions

Kristin said...

Ahhhhh, fur baby cuteness overload...Soooooo sweet!

Metch said...

ADORABLE! Enjoy your newest family member.