with a puppy

  • The First Month

getting a puppy would mean big changes for us.  We were used to leaving the house whenever we wanted for as long as we wanted. No responsibility whatsoever. It was nice. When we first got married we talked about getting a puppy but luckily, we decided to wait. I’m so thankful. That year and a 1/2 without a puppy was good for us and I’m glad we didn’t immediately jump into being puppy parents right after the wedding. However, December 2011 was quickly approaching and I was secretly hoping Michael agreed that it was time to get a puppy! …. He did. I found out on Christmas morning that we were going to get a little Bich-Poo!!! AHH!!!

We found a breeder on and saw that she had one “red baby” left. So that was him…..that was our puppy! On Christmas day, we put a deposit down and waited. We waited and waited. It seemed like forever!!  Finally, it was January 21st. We got in the car and drove 5 hours to meet this new member of the family and bring im home. Now, I know some of you are thinking “Gosh! 5 hours?! aren’t there any dogs around Richmond that need a home?!”. Yes, there are so many puppies in need of a home but we have this BIG issue at our house….. ALLERGIES. Michael is the worst. He sneezes just being around my family’s Springer Spaniel! We had to find a puppy that didn’t SHED… at all. Bichon’s and Poodles are non-shedding breeds and so we thought this would be our BEST option… and it was. Bokeh may be a ball of fluff but that fluff doesn’t come out! It’s WONDERFUL!!!!



So as soon as we got him home, we loved him. He was a TON of work and our daily schedules changed drastically but we loved having a 3rd member to our little family! The sad thing is…. they change so fast! Just in the FIRST MONTH we noticed him changing almost daily!! It was crazy! So naturally, I took pictures of him…. like everyday. God bless my poor future children. Thank goodness I don’t use flash or they would end up blind. Here are some highlights of Bokeh’s first month at home with us!! Enjoy these and happy monday!!

Such a little nugget!

This bed didn’t last long… he started ripping it to shreds. Great.

A little shy on his first walk through the backyard:)

ohh my gooodnesss. That face! This was before we bought the doggy gate and we just had a little bench set up across the kitchen doorway and he was trying to get out:)

Steps used to be a BIG deal for Bokeh Boy…. he flies up them now!

First bath…. we realized that under all that hair, we really just had a hairy chihuahua! His body is TINY!

Post-bath fuzz.

haha love this. #teething.

First walk!

He’s a good walker now… but not at first. At first, we were a little concerned!

Nap time on the couch.

We quickly found out that he’s a JUMPER! We call him our little circus dog because he’ll literally stands on his hind legs forever!


Our families love him:)

Momma’s first grandbaby…. seriously. My mom AND Michael’s mom treated Bokeh like a grandchild! I mean that’s fine with us! We have constant puppy sitters!

Aunty Em!


xoxo, Katelyn
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