Indy joins Kimber's Family!
Hi Deb! Just wanted to let you know how super awesome our newest addition is and how well he's fitting into our family. From the day I picked him up at the airport I could tell he was a plucky, spunky little guy. He didn't seem at all phased by the trip and was eager to get out of the crate and be held. When I brought him home I tried to do a slow introduction, but he wasn't having any of it and was howling to get out of the crate, so I just brought him in and let him get acquainted with all of us (Kimber & the cats too ;). From his spirit, his eagerness to explore, and his fearlessness, I knew from the airport his name would be Indy (yes, like Indiana Jones). I know we were considering other names, but it suits him perfectly! And he even came to it when I called (it was either that or the tone of my voice anyway). And the funny thing, the cats didn't seem phased by him at all. We went for our vet check and shots last Tuesday. He checked out healthy and looking good. Just like Kimber, we can hardly wait to take him out and about with us. So really, we couldn't have asked for a (another) better dog. Him and Kimber have taken to each other like "peas and carrots!" I really think they are both glad to have the company and someone to play with. They play and chase each other around the house and backyard all the time. But they are sure to get in their nap and cuddle time too. Their personalities really seem to go well together. Truly, we couldn't be happier. We left them alone together for the first time today. Originally we had put Indy his pen, like we did Kimber, but when we came back to the house a little bit later because Gary forgot his lunch, he convinced me it would be better if he and Kimber could be together. Against my better judgment I agreed (with Gary's offer to clean any "surprises"). Well I have to hand it to the boy because it appears he was right! We came home to one little surprise, but an even bigger surprise was seeing him use the dog door on his own for the first time! I think Kimber is showing him the ropes. We'll see how it goes, but at least so far, so good. I know I write too much, but I had to let you know how we're all doing. Thank you, thank you, and thank you again for raising such wonderful puppies. They are both super-fantastic additions to our family and we couldn't imagine life without them. I've attached some pics too! Thanks again, Suny & Gary
Hi Deb & Jim, It's been a little over 6 months now since little Indy came to join our family and we just wanted to let you know how great everyone's doing. It was one of the best decisions we ever made to get another dog. I know we were a little hesitant about getting a male, but we're so in love in with Indy, that I almost feel foolish when I think back to that. Ever since he arrived, Indy took his place in the family like he was always there. He and Kimber get along just great! She's so much happier to have another dog to play with, especially during the day. I felt so bad when we would leave for work, but now I have more peace of mind that she's not alone being bored out of her mind. Yes, Kimber and Indy get along like they were always meant to, just like peas & carrots. They took to each other instantly and love chasing each other around, knocking each other over, stealing each other's toys (yes even when we give them each an identical toy), and snuggling together. We try to take them with us as much as possible and they LOVE exploring and playing together on walks and hikes. And with Kimber being 1-1/2 yrs older than Indy, she has been a wonderful big sister showing Indy the ropes of doggy-hood and a HUGE asset in helping get Indy potty trained. Indy is Kimber's "brother by another mother" (same Dad) and it's really neat that we got 2 puggles at different end of the spectrums. Kimber seems to have a little more of the pug genes. She's larger (about 35 lbs, ok maybe a couple over), has a chunkier body type, her muzzles is a bit shorter so she snorts and snores more and her tail is curly. We're not sure if just her personality, or if it's due to her being female, but she's a lot more stubborn than Indy, and sometimes moody. On the other hand, Indy seems to have a little more of the beagle genes. He is more adventurous and fearless. He is smaller (just over 21 lbs now at just over 6 months), his body type is leaner, his muzzle is just a bit longer so he grunts a little when you pick him up, but doesn't snort as much and rarely snores (unless he's in a weird position or really tired). He seems more eager to please and is more obedient than Kimber. He also likes to fetch balls, whereas Kimber will but only if she feels like it. He also has a little of the beagle howl too. We're really lucky though, because he usually barks if he makes noise, and the howl only comes out if he knows we're home and can't get to us (like if we're working in the front yard and have the screen door open). They are both so adorable and lovable. We get compliments on them everywhere we go. And we just get so much joy from them. So we've said it before, but we'll say it again, thanks so much Deb & Jim for raising such wonderful puggles. We are well and truly in love! I've attached some of my favorite pics over the last 6 months...