Saturday, October 22, 2011
The newest member of the Knight family... Pippin! Yep, we took the bold step of getting a puppy. He was eight weeks old when my brother and his wife shipped him from Alaska down to us. The kids were SO excited to have a pet, and, for the most part, have been really great with him.
Pippin is half black lab and half weimaraner. His mother, Katie (weimaraner), belongs to my brother and his family in Alaska. They typically breed her, but this one time, she got loose and well, she met the wrong breed of dog. A couple months later, bam! Eleven mixed puppies. My sister-in-law is basically a dog freak, so she knows everything there is to know about them. She watched the litter, kept her eyes open for the best mannered dog, and reserved him for us.
So far, I think things are going great. This is my first time having a puppy and they are definitely a lot of work. Basically like having another baby. Except this one I can leave at home unattended for a couple hours at a time!
Since Pip is half lab, he is very active. He LOVES going on hikes and long walks, then comes home and crashes. It is so cute! He is extremely soft and cuddly, sometimes falling asleep in my lap on the couch. He is getting very attached to Claire, following her every move on our walks. If she walks circles around a tree, he does. If she has to balance on the curb, he is mimicking her perfectly.
Since he is a puppy, he tries to eat everything. Seriously, everything. The good thing about this, is that it is really encouraging myself and the kids to keep things off the floor and put away. I have not had Legos all of the living room for a week now! My feet love it!
The above pictures were all from the first couple of days with Pip. He has already grown since then! We have only had him a week and a half!
This picture is from Forest Park, one of our favorite places to hike. In fact, it is where we are off to now!