Friday, March 8, 2013

Meet Our New Puppy, Mattie!

We decided on a puppy!  We actually have had her for nearly a week now.  The first couple days were rough with her as she cried through the night, but now she is doing much better and we can actually sleep until sometime between 5:00 and 6:00am.  She is doing well housetraining.  Of course I feel like I'm constantly taking her outside to go, but it has definitely cut back on the accidents there could have been.  I'm having her ring a bell each time she goes out, so hopefully she'll catch on and start letting us know when she needs out...may be wishful thinking, but I'm trying! :-)
 
This is from when Mattie was just a few days old...she's on the far right.
Mattie at 3 weeks old.
 Mattie at 6 weeks old.
 
Morgan holding Mattie when we decided on what puppy we wanted.
The night we brought her home!  She had a bit of a rough start here since she got car sick on the ride home, then poo'd in the mudroom as I was trying to get her cage ready.
 
Morgan reading to her to help her get settled in. ;-)
 
After having Mattie here for a few days she started to enjoy hanging out in her kennel when we weren't playing with her.

So far she's spending the evenings reading with the kids and I for bedtime.  It seems to put her to sleep for the night, except for one more potty break, so we'll keep that up!  She's also really LOVING going outside and likes to play when I want to bring her in.  She may end up on a leash soon...definitely when she starts wandering beyond the current area she's been staying in....don't want to chase around the WHOLE yard! ;-) 

I love her coloring, but I think she'll end up mostly white or cream-colored since her undercoat is very light.  She's a Morkie, but 3/4 Maltese and 1/4 Yorkie, so she'll probably end up looking more like the Maltese.

Mattie is so sweet and fun and, of course, she is cuter than cute!  We're spending some extra time with her right now and enjoying her as a puppy as it won't last long. :-)

8 comments:

Alexia said...

She's adorable!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

She certainly has the coloring of a Yorkie. She is adorable.
Congratulations!

Wendy said...

What a cutie! New puppies are so much fun, but a lot of work! We recently got a new puppy too, but ours is much bigger than yours! We got a bloodhound. Enjoy! :)

Together We Save said...

So very cute!!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Adorable so glad you picked the one you wanted :)

Michelle said...

She is adorable Kristie, love the name, as since I had a cat with that name, still miss her she was quirky, congrats of the puppy!

Michelle said...

She is adorable Kristie! Love the name, had a cat with that name, still miss her, she was quirky!

Susan Davies said...

Awww ...too cute!