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My husband and I are new puppy owners- this is our first dog together, and we're working through what it means to be puppy parents!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Hello! Welcome!

Kirby's first night at home

Meet Kirby, our new miniature (not according to the vet!) Australian Shepherd! He's been home for 2.5 days now, and I think he's starting to get comfortable. I'm starting this blog so I can remember that once he was a sweet little thing, because by the look of his paws, he is going to be a sweet BIG thing very soon.

This is Kirby's favorite spot- he's actually sitting on an A/C vent... it's not even that hot out!

Kirby isn't exactly a fan of having his photo taken just yet. We'll get there!

We started our search for a puppy back in March. We ended up getting in contact with Cindy from Tagalong Mini Aussies (Isn't that a cute name?), and four months later here we are! Kirby has been great. It's so funny how he moves between being inquisitive, cuddly, hyperactive and crazy, and super sleepy. Unfortunately, he's a really light sleeper. If he falls asleep sitting next to me, and I move at all, hes up and wondering what's happening. He doesn't want to miss a thing!
I also am creating this blog to share my (and my husband Stan's) experience with new puppy owners, and to get advice from seasoned owners when I need help. ...You'll help me, right? ;)
This is our first dog together, and although I had dogs as a kid, this is already shaping up to be a very different experience.
So, with that, welcome, and enjoy! :)


  1. Welcome to Kirby!! He's an absolutely adorable little boy!! Glad to have you on board with the doggy blogging community!

  2. Thanks! We are excited to be here! :)

  3. Hey, a family member! You got little Justin/Kirby. Love his new name. He is a doll! Ryker is his cousin I guess. Kelsey is Ryker's Grandma, Bandit is his brother! Welcome to the gang! Your going to have so much fun : ) We couldn't be happier with our little guy. He brings joy to our lives every day.

  4. Hi Kirby! My name is Simba. I am a Golden Retriever. I would love to be your new blogging friend. Even though Im not a Mini Aussie, I still love to play and bark! Woof! Come visit my blog anytime. You are so cute! I will look forward to watching you grow up.

    Licks of Love,