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Friday, August 10, 2012

the story of boo

for five years, i had asked brian for a dog. finally he promised a dog as a graduation gift.

i found boo from a cockapoo breeder about an hour from charlottesville. we would have loved to get a rescue dog, but most of my family is allergic. a relatively hypoallergenic dog was a necessity, and this particular breeder was the cheapest, by far. however, by the time he called me back, he only had one little girl left.  after we saw her at six weeks of age, it didn't really matter whether we got to pick or not...she was so sweet....


we were able to bring her home at eight weeks. she whined the whole ride home and eventually climbed up my chest and curled up between the car seat and my neck.


she looked just like a stuffed animal when we got her and wasn't much bigger than some of her stuffed toys....



we quickly saw pieces of her spunky little personality.  she isn't really scared of much.  though she may be startled by something initially, it takes about two seconds before she gets curious and starts investigating. this has been the case for everything but her own reflection. she's just not quite sure about that dog in the mirror yet....



sometimes she wants to sleep in weird positions and sometimes she is super cuddly...




now at 3 months old, she can sit, stay, lay down, shake, and spin around as she jumps. for a while, her favorite place to sit was on top of her crate...


...but that started the jumping and climbing phase. now she can jump up on the couches, and gates are a piece of cake....

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1 comment:

  1. Will She be moved into her Buckhannon home by Homecoming? I could consider coming for a snuggle and licky-poo. Oh and Bella is dying to gossip about squirrels. I wonder if they'd get along better than Oliver and Emma.

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