Our house is shouting a big, warm welcome to little Khaleesi who just joined the ranks of our family this past weekend! We've been on the hunt for a puppy ever since Michael gave me permission to start looking for one on Christmas. (My childhood dream was to get a puppy for Christmas - which Michael had tried to arrange but shelters in our area don't do Christmas puppies due to a trend of after Christmas returns or neglected pets. Since we prefer to adopt through shelters, and he couldn't get me a living puppy, he bought me a stuffed animal puppy and gave me permission to find the puppy of my dreams.)
I cried when I opened his gift, and I've cried many happy tears since we found Khaleesi. All my months of searching local shelters and checking online for puppies in nearby areas had paid off! You'll laugh as I tell you we were originally searching for a dog the size of a corgi or a dachshund. However, when I walked in to the shelter on Sunday morning and saw her scared little face peeking out at me from her kennel, there was an instant connection. What can I say? I think the two of us were meant to be.
To the best of our knowledge she's a three month old German Shepherd-Husky mix. She looks like a coyote, though, and her exotic beauty meant that Khaleesi seemed like the perfect name for her. She's very skittish - she was a stray before we adopted her, so we're not sure what her early months were like - but she's a sweetheart and I think she'll gain confidence with love and time.
Clearly I already adore her. I'm surprised Michael didn't have me sedated with the way I'm smiling like a maniac in these photos. haha
We've had her for a few days now, and I will acknowledge that having a puppy is like having a newborn baby, so I'm a pretty tired fur momma. She's already chewed through one leash and I think her current one is about to bite the dust. Max isn't sure what to make of her, and she's a little over-enthusiastic with her love of him. But they'll figure it out over time.
Our hearts are full and she's a delight.
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