This is Brinkley!!!
We got a puppy this weekend!!
She is a 7 month old puppy from the same breeder from where we got Kemper. She is his younger half sister as they have the same father. Love it!
This was a sudden/long time in the works sort of thing. And kinda crazy/awesome considering we’re moving. Eeek!
Price and I had been talking about getting another dog for about 6 months now. We had reached out to the breeder but he didn’t have any puppies available. It was a big bummer as we wanted to get another dog before we moved, and ideally from the same breeder as we had such a great experience with Kemper.
Then I saw a FB post 2 weeks ago saying he had 7 month old female available! YES! I immediately messaged him. I didn’t even ask Price, I just jumped at the opportunity. It worked out since I was the first person to reach out to him. He explained that he had originally kept her from one of his litters for his breeding program. But, she just ended up being too small, it would not have healthy for her to have liters of puppies.
So last Tuesday night we visited her and, thankfully, things went really well!
Gucci, as what she was originally named, was very affectionate with us and got along with Kemper. Kemper was a wee bit too distracted with the cats in the house as well. “Cats! CATS!! CATS!!!!!! Oh, hey, other dog, whatever.” Thankfully, Kemper is pretty cool with other dogs, except for standard poodles and greyhounds. Weirdo.
Our biggest hurdle was how she would do with Autumn and how Autumn would do with her. That was key in all of this.
We picked up Brinkley on Friday night so we could supervise everyone for the weekend. Friday night was great with us hanging out, but the real test was Saturday morning when Autumn was added to the mix since we got her after she went to bed on Friday night.
We had been telling her we would be getting a puppy so she wasn’t exactly surprised but she was excited. They took to each other right away. Autumn got jumped on and got knocked over 2x and then I think Brinkley learned who is boss and let Autumn give her tons of hugs and cuddles.
The rest of the weekend was pretty laid back as we let Brinkley figure the new routine out and get settled. We’ve had a few accidents but nothing major. She is super mellow, playful, and sleepy. It’s been great!
So the name change?
While Gucci is cute, I have wanted to name a dog Brinkley for the loooongest time. Price wanted a boy dog and to name him Kemper so we went with that when we were selecting out our first dog together. So I got to pick this time around. I picked Brinkley because it’s the name of the dog in You’ve Got Mail- my fav movie!
But we are so happy with our teeny tiny Brinkley. Gotta love her and her funny underbite!
Be sure to follow along to Kemper and Brinkley’s grant adventures on Instagram by following: Kemper.and.Brinkley.