I feel like a lot of you already know this, but as the most life-altering decision Dan and I have yet made as a couple, I feel that the blog world deserves to know....
....that we got a dog.
Yeah. A dog. Well, a puppy, actually. A six week old, super chill, and beautiful puppy.
His name is Riley and I love him.
I have been spending my time reading about the most effective methods of house training...we've heard good things about crate training, so that's the direction we're going.
It's really so exciting.
If you're one of the many people that told us not to do this and are now sadly shaking your head...please just don't take this personally. We're newlyweds, and as much as we could learn from yours, there are some "mistakes" we want to make all on our own. :)
We're just a few days in, but I'm having so much fun with him. I can't wait to keep integrating him into our family. Don't you just love dog families? I do. I love dog families. I love dog family stories. I can recite a few of my dad's stories by heart (because they are often told and much loved) and the pet stories are definitely among the favorites. I can't wait to tell some dog stories about Riley!!
I'm off to try and teach my little retriever to...retrieve. If you have any fun dog stories or tips for puppies, I'd love to hear them! If not, have a happy Monday!!