Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Meet TRUFFLE!!!!

We have some very exciting news in our household. Over the weekend, we welcomed a new member of the family! Everyone, please welcome TRUFFLE!!!

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If you are not not melting at the sight of her, you have a heart of stone. Truffle is a cream French Bulldog! She is eight weeks old and she weighs six pounds. She is LITERALLY the smallest thing ever - do not let these photos deceive you! You can hold her in one hand. She is the length of my shoe!

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Those of you who know me know that I have been talking about getting a Frenchie for YEARS. I liked to pretend that Rami was the reason why we hadn't just bought one already - it was far easier to fake-blame him than to actually admit that puppies take time, energy, and money... and up until now, we were not in the place to be able to handle one. But we're finally in a house and don't have to worry about a puppy messing up a rented apartment, and last month I actually got laid off (I don't think I mentioned that on the blog yet - don't worry, I'm fine) and figured while I have time on my hands to be at home/train a puppy, it was now or never! 

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We started looking for Frenchie breeders when we came back from the honeymoon - I am a member of several French Bulldog groups on Facebook where breeders post pictures of their available puppies, and I read every post, waiting for just the right puppy to become available. (PS. Before I get scolded, I have also been a member of several Frenchie rescue groups for years - I waited and waited for a young Frenchie to become available in California, but none ever did. Our next dog very well may be a shelter dog!) 

Anyway - I emailed with lots of breeders, but none of them were the one. One day, two weeks ago, I randomly searched #availablefrenchies as a hashtag on Instagram, and lo and behold, stumbled on a husband & wife in Sacramento whose dog had delivered a little of SIX Frenchies in December! A couple of emails and a Facetime phone call (where I CRIED at the sight of the puppies like a real goddamn lunatic), she was ours! The breeders drove down from Sacramento and delivered our baby to our door on Super Bowl Sunday and just like that, we became dog parents!

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I cannot tell a lie - I forgot that puppies were THIS MUCH WORK. I am exhausted! I have been running after this little booger all day long. The good news is she is truly a sweetheart - she is sooooo calm, very quiet, rarely barks or whines, and is a champion eater and sleeper, just like her parents :) The last two nights, she has slept in her crate for six hours without making a peep - when Ram wakes up for work, he feeds her and lets her go potty, and then puts her back in bed with me, where she sleeps for another 2-3 hours! Here she is this morning :)

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Other facts about her: the vet gave her a good report and said she was in good health, and the vet technician nearly lost it when she saw her and said she was the cutest baby she ever saw. She is not at all potty-trained, and has been peeing ALL OVER our brand new wood floors like it's her job. Gonna have to work on that. And I was nervous to take her in the car, but she seemed to like it once I set her on the seat next to me in her bag.... I pet her while I drove and she actually fell asleep! Look at this face!

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As I type this, she is sleeping next to me like a champion:

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One look at her tiny face and I melt. She has only been ours for three days and we love her so much already it hurts. If you want to see more pictures of her as she grows, follow me on Instagram @queenjord... I have been posting lots of pictures (and so have my friends!), so check out her hashtag - #babytruff! 

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