Good morning!!! Thank ya'll for the warm welcome back yesterday, I'm so touched and tickled. It's nice to know people notice when you're gone and look forward to your return. Cheeseeeeee.
I've been getting the most questions both from Elle Noel readers and people in my real life about our sweet Nola girl. How many marbles did ya'll lose in this move adding in another puppy? You really have two puppies? Really?
Nola is Nacho's litter mate and sister, same date of birth, same parents, although they are slightly different colors. Nacho is a blonde and Nola is a red head. Which is perfect because Nola is a firecracker.
Nola originally went to live with another family who ultimately didn't have enough time to commit to her. They reached out to me, asking if we could find her a good home where she could thrive and be happy. Side note- one of Nacho's other siblings went to a Sole Sista in my run group so it wasn't an odd request.
Nick and I had discussed in passing getting a friend for Nacho at some point. You know when we weren't living in an apartment, under contract on a house with stress coming out of our eye balls. When I was asked if I could find Nola a home, I already knew where she would belong.
The perfect scenario presented itself to us. She was already trained to some degree, the puppies would make perfect companions for one another, and the only child in me desperately wanted to keep Nacho with his sibling. Sometimes life is already so crazy, what's a little more chaos? We closed on our house on a Friday, Nola came home on Saturday.
Nola is a play on words New Orleans, LA, as we love the city, and it fits into my NN theme. Bringing Nola home with us so soon ended up being the best decision. She is such a smart, sweet puppy. She was the runt of the litter and weighs about ten pounds less than Nacho. Don't let that sweet little face fool you though, girl friend can hold her own. She makes me so proud- girl power! She is an extremely fast learner and wicked smart!
Nola bonded with me at lightening speed and has become my shadow. She will follow me around all day just to have my companionship. She gets excited when we call her name, and she gets her feelings hurt when she gets fussed. Where Nacho is independent, Nola wants to be in your lap. Nola is patient and quiet in comparison to Nacho. Nacho will be my running buddy, as he loves to explore, while Nola is already such a home body. While they are different, they're already best buds.They play tug of war, keep away (Nacho's favorite game), and cuddle when they think we aren't looking.
Be still my heart I love these baby dogs more than could possibly be normal. Any advice for the crazies with dogs in twos?