Sunday, October 14, 2012
Meet Auggie MacDuff!
Meet the newest member of our family - our little 9-week old West Highland White Terrier, Auggie MacDuff! We headed up to midstate PA yesterday on a gorgeous, crisp day with my friend, Judy and two of her grandchildren and Judy's dog, Sadie, to pick up our puppies. Judy was getting a littermate of Auggie's - a little girl Westie.
The Commander had picked out Auggie from the litter when he was 5 weeks old when I was in Texas so I had never met him. I was a tad nervous wondering how I'd feel about the little guy. Well it was love at first sight. Here is a picture of our first moments together. I think the feelings were mutual.
Judy and her little Kinzie got along well, too. Kinzie was so funny to watch compared to Auggie. Auggie is all boy and Kinzie was such a little princess.
The two puppies shadowed Sadie all over the room, pouncing on her and pestering her. Of course, she retaliated by "sliming" them - licking them all over.
This is Sadie and her new little sister, Kinzie. I think they're going to have LOTS of fun together, don't you?
Judy and her granddaughter tried to help me get a shot of the puppies where they aren't a blur of motion. Kinzie is saying, "Be sure you photograph my best side." Auggie is saying, "Ma, Ma......what's she doing? Let me down. I've got places to go." His little feet were a blur of motion.
Towards the end of our time at the breeder's, little Kinzie conked out. You'd think that Auggie would have been tuckered out, too, wouldn't you? You'd be wrong.
He had swiped Judy's camera case and was making off with it before she realized what had happened and was able to retrieve it from his little jaws.
We got some last minute instruction from our breeder along with some paperwork before it was time to make the 4-hour drive back home. At this point, Auggie settled right down to sleep contentedly in my lap. I told the gang that Auggie's philosophy must be "party hardy and then collapse and sleep."
We are now beginning the slippery negotiating of crate/potty training. It's amazing how much I've forgotten and it's also amazing how different each dog is when it comes to the "signs" they give when they have to "go." I'm confident that Auggie and I will both figure it out. In the meantime, I foresee a LOT of fresh air in my future.