A Puppy Playdate

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This is Fin.

He is so freaking adorable.

I’ve been in touch with Fin’s mom on Facebook for months and months. We always thought that he and Kemper were brothers but we figured out on Sunday they are actually cousins or something. They are from the same breeder but just different litters at basically the same exact time.

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Kemper and Fin had a little puppy play date on Sunday morning at Revere Beach to meet and run around.

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Almost the same pose with their legs, but Fin has the head tilt down but Kemper doesn’t do that at all.

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They ran around in the sand getting filthy and gross, esp since Kemper ran into the water a bit. They would get all mouthy and tangled up but had a blast playing and running around.

Kemper is very vocal the time (alerts you to play, needs food, wants a drink, is happy/sad/confused/etc) but Fin isn’t but he started to pick up on it and started to grunt back to Kemper. However, they both are great at ripping up their toys to shreds. We learned that Fin is just as bad as Kemper about eating the stuffing from toys (which is why we now buy Stuffingless Dog Toys) and ripping their squeakers out.

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They ran all over the tops of the picnic tables in the pavillion and on the stone wall.

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Kemper was sooo tired after playing around with Fin that he slept on the very short ride home and then most of the day. Perfect lazy, rainy Sunday.

We need to get them together again this fall for some more playing since they had so much fun and they were just adorable together.


And they call it puppy love

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Yesterday, Pricer and I went to our Boston Terrier breeder to visit the puppies again. We are picking up our pup next weekend!!! We had our deposit in first so we get first pick so we came to take some time to figure out which one we liked most on appearance and personality.

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There are 3 males to pick from so we each held them for a bit to see how they did being held again. Plus the puppy breath is to die for.

At that point I was drawn to the first puppy born which was a brindle one. Price liked the 2nd one (photo directly above) and the 3rd one, which was the smallest. As usually, we agreed on nothing.

Tony, the breeder, said we could put them down. This would allow us to see how they played and responded to us. Game changer.

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Lap of puppies. #3 on left,#2 on right

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Tony also had 2 rex 6 month old kittens. One decided that I made the perfect seat to watch us play with the puppies.

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Seriously so cute!! 7 weeks of cuteness

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After we left the puppies play around for a while between us we decided on #3, above picture. While they are all super wonderful puppies and we would be lucky to get any of them, we picked him because he was the mellowest of the three. The other 2 wanted to climb over us, which was cute, but we are aiming for a little guy who is a bit more chill. Plus one who does not NEED to chew on our shoes and pants, which the other 2 quite enjoyed.

We put the pups back in the elevated crate to snuggle with the girls and take a nap. The puppy pid pile is the cutest. One choice on #3 seemed to solidify when #1 started to hump one of the sleeping girls, which let him know she did not enjoy that. Not polite!

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sooo sleepy…

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Some of the girls woke back up and were thirsty.

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Fat belly!!!


I just about peed my pants laughing when I turned and looking at Tony’s pugs. He was falling asleep like that so his block head would droop down and then pop back up as he caught himself dozing. Hilarious.

It was so worth it to go back since they changed a lot in 4 weeks and having that time with him really helped us pick which one we will be taking home next week. SQUEEE!!!!


12.28-30: Weekend Recap

{Friday night} made home-made buffalo chicken pizza | laundry | photo edited for Project Life 2012 layouts | lounged around & watched TV| bed

{Saturday} sick 2x | shower & get ready | visit breeder to check out Boston Terrier puppies | home | nap | Price got salt & sand at Home Depot & Ginger-ale for me at CVS | lounge on the sofa | watch ‘cuse game | soup and saltines more lounging around | bed

{Sunday} wake up to snow | Price cleaned up the drive away | make Price bacon, eggs, and english muffin for breakfast, had english muffin | Sunday Morning  | make cookies = fail | Giants game | organize blogging props | tortellini en brodo | Price did laundry | blogging | petco online browsing | shower | Old School | make pizza | watch football


Puppy Time!!!!!

boston terrier puppies_06   Price and I have been talking about getting a dog for a while. Most of the conversations have been big picture convos like ‘oh wouldn’t it be fun to have a dog bring on this hike?!?’ or ‘look at this puppy! we should get one soon.’ Things started to get more real once we bought our house since we would not have to worry about a puppy in a 1-bedroom rental with lots of attached neighbors above and below.

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So things really started to come together within the last 2 months as we narrowed down breeds that we liked. We really wanted to get a French Bulldog but their 2K+ price tag was not going to allow that. In the end we decided on getting a Boston Terrier because of their size, temperament, grooming needs, and their overall adorableness. I found a reputable local breeder that had puppies born on December 10th, meaning the puppies would be available to take home in February… SQUEEE!!!

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Well, we went to meet the 3 week old puppies yesterday. O.M.G!!! So cute. We got to see all 9 Boston Terrier puppies, as well as some pug and french bulldog puppies. The big mama had 6 females and 3 males so we had plenty of pups to snuggle with.

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In the end we put a deposit down for a male. We were the first ones there so we have first pick of which male to take home. We have the opportunity to come hang with them again before we take one home so we’ll have to see how their personalities develop. Plus it will be fun to see them grow over time. I just can’t wait!!!!

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The best is that when we came home our clothes still had that great puppy smell to them. I am a total sucker for that.

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More cute updates to come!!