Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Weekend Recap: We Got a Puppy!

This past week has been absolutely crazy. Because it was Mother's Day weekend, I was planning on going home for the weekend on Friday, but ended up getting sick Wednesday and going home Thursday night so I could be sick at home. Once I got home, my parents told me we were getting a puppy from California, and that that they would be going to get her on Monday night! I was super excited because one of our dogs passed away a couple of months ago, and ever since then our other two dogs have been really sad and mopey. We all thought a puppy would be a great way to cheer them up, and who doesn't want a puppy?!
My parents asked if I wanted to go with them on Monday, but I wouldn't be able to because those are my busiest days with classes, and I didn't want to miss that much school with midterms coming up. Because of that, we decided to leave Friday night to get her! It took us 12 hours to drive to California from our house, and then another 12 hours to drive back. Needless to say, 30 hours later (we had to stop a lot to let our dogs out of the car to stretch their legs, bathroom and food breaks, etc., which added up to an extra 4 hours) we were all very ready to get home and out of the car.

And this is Willow! The 30 hour road trip was so worth it to get her. She is such a sweetheart and fits right in with our family, which consists of two other dogs and four cats. It took our other two dogs, TJ and Miki, a day or so to get used to her, but they are playing like best friends now.

Here are some photos from the trip:

She was kind of nervous at first in the car.

This is TJ, my dog.
She became more brave and started trying to cuddle with him!
And then TJ didn't really like that so he came up and sat on my lap. Not even kidding.
Typical puppy chewing on everything.

We stopped at Lake Shasta real quick which was really pretty!
After 30 hours in the car, home didn't even seem real, and we all slept for a good 12 hours. 
TJ was so happy to be home and able to run around.
This is Miki, and she was super happy to be home as well.
Miki was really unsure of Willow at first, but she warmed up to her. She loves to "mother" her!
Willow just adores Miki - and TJ - and loves to do everything that they do. 

Overall, the trip was actually fun and definitely worth it to get a puppy! I didn't end up doing hardly any homework which I'm paying for now, but again, so worth it! Willow is the perfect little addition to our family and I will definitely cherish these memories. It's hard being away at college sometimes when you miss your family, so this weekend was really exactly what I needed! And summer is only a couple of weeks away, so I'll be able to spend lots of time with all of my puppies.

What did you do this weekend?

Thank you so much for reading, and have a wonderful day! :)


  1. Your puppy is absolutely adorable!! :)
    Grace Anne

  2. Aww, your dogs are so cute and congratulations on having another addition to the family! ♥

    -Kathie K
    A Sea Change

  3. That is so cute! It looks like he will turn out to be big one!
    have fun with your new family member!


  4. Omg your dogs are just gorgeous!! I wish I could get a puppy but sadly i'm allergic!

    Renee | Lose The Road

    1. Thank you! And oh my gosh that's terrible I'm so sorry! :( I don't know what I would do if I was allergic!

  5. Seems like these past two weeks have been nothing but new furbaby editions to families! I know at least two other people that just got a furbaby, and I got a kitten from Mexico. :)
    Willow looks like a sweet little cloud! And your older babies (TJ & Miki) are just too cute! (>^.^<) I looove older dogs/ animals in general. Hahaha

    Vegetarian Courtesy

    1. Aw wow!! Kittens are so much fun! And yeah she is seriously the cutest! Hehe yeah those two are still adorable :)

  6. Such a cute puppy! Great pics hun!


  7. That is the most precious puppy I have ever seen!! Enjoy your new member of the family! :)
    xoxo, Teryn
    //The Rucksack Diaries//http://www.diariesofarucksack.com/

  8. aww such an adorable puppy! i want one :3

    1. Thank you! Haha and you should definitely get one, I love having dogs! :)

  9. So so cute! Reminds me when my dog was a puppy can't believe he's over a year old now. They grow so fast! x http://coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

    1. I know, they really do! I wish they could just stay puppies forever!

  10. All your dogs are so adorable! So cute that Tj came and sat on your lap to get away from the puppy haha x
    Freya's Fashion Chapter

    1. Thank you! :) Hahaha I know right! He is seriously such a baby!