You’ll notice I didn’t post yesterday and, if you follow me on Twitter (which you totally should), you’ll notice that I was exhausted all day… why? Well, we got a new puppy! Meet Molly:
She’s a 5 month old lab/pit bull mix, and she’s the sweetest dog ever! We got her on Friday, the 13th (a lucky day for her! And us . It’s funny… I went to pick up the boyfriend from work, and he was on the computer looking at dogs. We had already been denied the dog we wanted, a sweet Doberman/Lab mix that was already adopted, and he knew I was bummed about that.
Blake told me that our local animal shelter had gotten in some sweet German Shepherd mix puppies, and he wanted to check them out, at least “just to play with them.” I grumbled but acquiesced because he was so excited, but I was fully not intending on adopting any puppy that day.
When we got there, we did end up playing with the one German Shep puppy left, but then Blake saw Molly (named Sky at the time) and decided he really wanted to play with her instead. On Molly/Sky’s bio, it said that she was a “Pit Bull mix”, with no mention of her lab background. I was hesitant about adopting a pit bull mix, because Blake’s roommate had one and she wasn’t the most trainable dog but, once we were in the play room with Molly/Sky, I started to fall in love, especially when we discovered she’s much more lab than she is pit bull.
Long story short, I wasn’t convinced but Blake sold me and, in the last two days, I’ve fallen completely in love with her!
Upon doing some more research on pits, they’re actually totally trainable, really sweet dogs. They definitely get a bad rap, which is ridiculous. And honestly, within the past two days, we’ve discovered she’s basically 100% potty trained (no accidents thus far!), knows the sit and stay command, and is slowly but surely learning her name.
She’s a little bit of a chew puppy, but we have several Kong toys and a tug of war toy for her, with all intentions to get more. The kitties are hissing at her and not eating very much, but I have a feeling they’ll come around. They have to establish the pecking order with her
All right, we’re off to take ‘little’ Molly to the park and play frisbee! I promise I’ll be updating the blog with a LOT more pictures to come!