We picked up Heidi late this morning and I am so in love with her!!!!
After I posted on Friday night I started reading all of this stuff online that was really shaking my belief that we should get a dog and when I went to bed that night I was like, oh my god, I'm going to have to tell that nice family that we can't take Heidi after all. When I woke up on Saturday I was just as excited as ever and enjoyed a solo trip to Mud Bay Granary to get some toys and food for Heidi. The wonderful sales lady who helped me gave me TONS of samples to take home and try. It was really sweet of her, but most of the stuff she sent me home with I could never afford to feed Heidi on a regular basis. Like cans of food that are $3 a piece and you need to feed 4-6 cans a day! Anyways. I got her some fun toys and treats, as well.
When I woke up this morning I was DEFINITELY ready to get Heidi. I got some errands out of the way and then the whole family drove up to Mill Creek to pick Heidi up. Matt hadn't met her before and was just as smitten with her as I was when he met her.
Since we have been home she has been sweet, calm, gentle, quiet and totally adorable. I can't even believe she's a young pup! She is so gentle with the girls, it's amazing. She hardly jumps, nips or barks. She investigates the girl's toys but doesn't really bite on them. Iris and I took her for a walk to the school playground down the street. There was a man there playing fetch with his poodle and Heidi ran right up and wanted to play and let the man rub her belly. She came to me when I called her and let me put the leash on her. She wasn't sure what to make of the basset hound who lives downstairs and howls when her owners are away, it made her very nervous. Hopefully Heidi gets used to it. The craziest thing is that Heidi looks so amazingly similar to our former dog, Lily. We are having lots of flash-backs to our time with Lily.
By far the hardest part of bringing Heidi home has been Eloise trying to pound on her. Heidi has been super, super patient and calm with her, which is amazing. Iris wants to play with her and feed her constantly, which is sweet. She is much more gentle with her than Eloise is, thankfully. One nice thing about living in a fairly small apartment is that we can be right on top of everything.
Anyways, I'm feeling confident going in to our first night with Heidi. I'm hoping she is okay sleeping and doesn't want to get up at the crack of dawn! I'll post pictures of her when our regular computer is fixed, as well.