Married life has opened the door to all new kinds of commitment for Mr. Thimble and me. We’ve been researching buying a home, which has led us to set up some long-term savings plans, I’ve been pondering my dream job that I can love for all time, and we fell in head over heels for a little puppy we’ve named Penny.
So no, this post is not about marital finances (phew!), or about good luck proverbs, but about our newest commitment and love of our lives. Hive, meet the newest edition to the Thimble family: bitty pretty puppy Penny!!
Her littleness! 9 weeks old, cautiously (and very briefly) exploring the world
Nomming on her rope (usually she prefers our hands and feet)
Latest pic at 11 weeks
She’s a darling and a terror (is that where “terrier” comes from?). Her momma is a purebred Pug, her poppa is a purebred Miniature Pinscher, which makes Penny a Muggin, one of the latest of the “designer breeds” of the dog world. We just think she’s super cute.
Neither of us has ever had a puppy before, and Penny is proving to be an adorable challenge. It feels like training camp for our future human babies; and so far, I’m working by the book and taking advantage of Penny’s bully stick addiction, and Mr. Thimble can’t say no to this sweet little face. We’re meeting with a trainer next week, and puppy kindergarten starts in April. Fingers crossed for success. Anyone have any advice for training a bitey little puppy?
She’s sleeping in my lap with a case of the hiccups right now. Can’t. Handle. The cuteness!
Has nesting with your SO encouraged you to add a fur baby to the family? How is this next step affecting your relationship?