January 11, 2013

My New Roommate

This is Peyton (and no, she is NOT named after Peyton Manning).

She's a 3-year-old golden retriever mix. She loves belly rubs and chasing squirrels and she's my new roommate. 

The Pilot brought her home last night. She's his puppy although now, that we're cohabiting, I'm allowed to say she's our puppy. 

She got home late last night and The Pilot and I headed out to the car to grab some stuff he had brought with him. She made the saddest little puppy face I had ever seen when we left her, that it absolutely broke my heart. She doesn't know where she is and she's confused about being in a new place, but I'm hoping she'll start to get more comfortable as the weekend goes by before The Pilot leaves for his next trip and I take over puppy duties.

Last night, when we closed our bedroom doors (they're french doors with windows, so she could see into the room) she started barking like crazy. She did not like being in the living room by herself. So, we've already broken the first rule of no puppy in the bedroom. She slept in her little bed in the corner though and when I left for work this morning, The Pilot had one arm hanging off the bed, with his hand on her back. So I'll allow it, if not only to help her settle in a little bit better, but because that image was just so stinkin' cute. 

Welcome to DC, Peyton. 

Dog owners: What do I need to know? I've had pets before, of course, but they were always those pets that my mom ended up shouldering responsibility for! 

DC Dog owners: Any must-love-dogs places I should have on my radar?


  1. She'll adjust, in her own time. When I first moved my pup from Texas to Georgia, she was definitely not herself. There are still days I think she's confused, but she's settled in and made this home too.

    Peyton will get there! In due time. :)

  2. A good thing is to have anything old that smeels like home, maybe a blanket or something. on't wash it for the firt week or so, this will make her feel good. Just try not to leave her too long alone the first few weeks. She will get used to it.
    Good thing she sleeps on the floor. My dog sleeps IN our bed, I know, but those eyes!!! :)


  4. Aww! What a sweetheart! Congrats on becoming a puppy mama!

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  6. SHE IS SO CUUUTE!!!! :)

    We never caged our dog up but kept him in the kitchen when we first got him when we weren't home in case he peed. And then slowly we let him in the rest of the house and now he is so comfortable he just owns the place :-P

    Definitely don't leave clothes on the ground, though, because she will most likely chew on them if they smell or anything like that.

    She will adjust, and you will be SO happy :)


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