|Photo of the adorable Pedro from Emerson Fry|
My sister and her family just got a dog named Daisy, and WOWZAS....Daisy makes Pepsi look like a pet rock. She was bouncing all over the place, flying over the sofa and darting around the garden outside. Had no idea English Springer Spaniels were such intense breeds - high energy, high demand, and very high levels of sweetness. John grew up with an English Springer Spaniel named Mickey, who he would ride around the house and feed peanut butter. Clearly, with that mutually beneficial relationship, they were BFFs. Seeing Daisy had him majorly waxing nostalgic.
So, now John and I have a serious case of puppy love. Not only for each other, but for a little fur baby of our own. It's an idea we've tossed around for a while, and now is coming to a mini fever pitch. My parents shriek at the idea whenever I ask them what they think, but I think they just might be overreacting because Pepsi was....well.....a particularly rare case of dog-meets-diva, to put it lightly.
So, I want to get the scoop (but not the pooper scooper) from all you dog owners out there.
How much work is actually involved in raising a pup?
Did you get your fur baby when they were a puppy or an adult?
Any training tips if we take the plunge?
Anything come up that you expected/didn't expect when you got a dog?
PS: Anthropologie is hosting a slew of Sit.Stay.Love pet adoption events throughout September. The Austin adoptions are taking place at the Lamar location on 9/21 from 6-8pm and at the Domain location on 9/22 from 10am-2pm.
PS II: More adorable fur babies here....and the most hilarious video ever. GUILTYYYYY!!!