You and Me & Chasing Little G

Fox Bentley Gilbert

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So most of my Friday plans just went out the window. But right now I'm COMPLETELY ok with that! 

For today, I'm trading in lighting equipment for chew toys and blog post writing for cuddles and lots  and lots potty breaks.

Yesterday, we went out to the farm to see a litter of puppies with just the plans of selecting one and walking away. They were a little young to be thinking about taking them home yet and my plan was just plain to work on bringing Simeon around to even picking our little boy up in March!!

Then Amanda (the woman with the puppies that I have been talking to for two weeks) said the magic words. She informed us that mom was struggling to keep milk coming for these little guys and honestly, all parties wanted them out the door ASAP.  The mom was tired of them (obvious by the fight to keep her in the horse stall with the puppies). The owners hadn't really wanted  puppies in the first place. Amanda wanted her stall back (she runs a boarding service!). And honestly, the second Simeon saw the puppies, he wanted to bring his little puppy home!

As I debated if I would actually be ok with taking my little guy home at 5 weeks and 2 days, Simeon and I went around getting to know all the little guys (the only little girl was spoken for already). 

Simeon was obviously a big hit with the puppies (And you may only count four, but I promise you all six were in his lap at one point and sleeping!). And even though he has been slightly meh until we actually got to see them, he had way too much with them all. And momentarily debated just bringing all six home when this happened. (Fox is the one on top who is very opposed to Simeon cuddling with the others. )

I knew that Fox was our puppy right off the bat. He walked right up to Simeon and whined to be held and then promptly fell asleep in his arms. Then when Simeon handed him over, he stayed cuddled with me for the next half hour while other puppies went around playing with us or sometimes not even looking at us. And his little blue eyes. I fell hard for those little blue eyes.

So then we had to make the decision if we were gonna hold of and have the chance that we had to select a different puppy, or just bring him home right then. And I was torn. I've worked in a vet clinic and was pre-vet for a while so I know how important it is for a puppy to stay with mom as long as possible to nurse. So it wasn't really until after i watched mom interact with the puppies some more that I felt ok with trying to convince Simeon to bring him home. Mam, while loving, was only able to nurse her pups for only a minute, before she had to pull away and had hungry little pups following her around the stall, which she then couldn't escape fast enough.

So then I just had to convince Simeon. Which took forever. And him snuggling little Fox, who I then started calling our Fox. Then Simeon couldn't resist saying yes as well. He was just as in love as I was and would not hand Fox over!!

For having to spend two hours in the car, he was a little angel! Just cuddled and slept and played with Hazel in the backseat and slept a little more.

Then we got home and got our first little puppy bath to get rid of the horse barn and puppy pee smell that comes from living in a barn. :) Fox wasn't a giant fan of that! Oh the squeals! All the squeals!! Then he was shivering afterwards which made me super sad, so we used a hair drier on him and he fell right asleep. :)

The night was rough. Oh so rough. With tons of accidents and hard floors and whining puppies.

Hopefully, tonight will be better since we now have a little crate and decided to go with puppy pads. Even though I had promised myself that I wouldn't use them. The soft food we originally got isn't going well with his tummy and there is just no way to get him outside right now unless you are super on top of everything. Since he seems to like to potty every hour now, we aren't super on top of it all! 

But back to the crate thing. Look at that face. He loves his crate. I just hope that he loves it as much tonight as he does today!

And yes, he is a silly spoiled little puppy already. He has 4 chew bones, 3 plush&squeaky toys, a bunch of homemade ropes, a fluffy bed and blanket, and two very dotting parents to do all the spoiling. He's been cuddled and played with and well fed and praised to no end today!

oh, and we took him shopping with us!

Guys, I'm completely in love. Ok, I'm going to keep cuddling my little man while I work today.

Want to see more of Fox? He is starring in My Story on Snapchat (SabeyG) and now has his very own Instagram!!