here he is! our little puppy! we got him 2 weeks ago and boy has he put our family in a whirlwind. mostly he's thrown my sense of balance off. we got him during an entire week of rain and wind, making our backyard a sloppy wet mud pit. not so good when you are trying to house train a puppy. and tame a wild 3 year old, and nurse a thrushy 6 month old. *sigh* it was a crazy week.
but isn't he cute? yes, his paws are that giant. he's actually a very mellow puppy. i mean, he's a puppy. but he's not hyper and wired. he's nipped the kids a few times and of course wants to chew on everything he can get his teeth into, (including little toes, pant lets, and stuffed animals). tucker is a little scared of him and his "shark teeth" but we are trying to help him push the puppy's head away when he is in his playful mode.
we've had a bit of trouble naming him. it seems we can't all decide on a single name. so he's been quite a few different names. the only real way to find a good name is try it out right? like a pair of shoes. (sort of). so he's been jake (too common, but still cute), rocky or rocket( cute, but didn't quite fit), we liked buster (buster posey is the giants catcher, justing REALLY wanted this name) tucker voted for megatron, brucewayne (batman), and finally as we approached his 2 week homecoming anniversary (we didn't really celebrate it was just a mental deadline to find his name) we settled on lazer. i didn't want a common dog name. it had to be unique to fit our family.
we came up with lazer because my husband is a big softball junkie. he plays on 2 teams at a time, and is always playing tournaments and stuff. he's know for hitting homeruns and it quite the power hitter, i must say. i'm so proud of him. he's a rockstar 3rd baseman and short stop. one of his nicknames when he gets up to bat is "LAZER" because, well, he hits lazers. :) and since lazer will be a hunting dog in training, we thought this would be perfect. and plus, he's a little lazy. we have to pick up him to go anywhere, he's not leash trained yet so we end up dragging him. lazy lazer. ;)
he's a pretty smart pup so far. we've bell trained him. which means, when he wants to outside to go potty he hits his nose on a bell we have hanging from the door and we let him out. after one week he was doing this. we've still had a few accidents indoors but he's been doing really good outside.
i'll admit, i've enjoyed my late night puppy snuggles (like i used to do with chessa). he hasn't replaced her, but has been fun to have another set of paws to get to know. i thought i was going to go crazy the first week, the mud, the potty accidents. my whole world was in disarray. getting a puppy is NOT easy. but like children, i know if we put the hardwork in now, it will be worth it in the end.