Meet HENRI! I have been waiting almost a month to introduce you to him and his arrival was top secret. I picked him on Friday in Indiana and it didn’t feel real until he was in my arms. He kissed me first thing and it was pretty much love at first sight.
I have wanted a dog for so long but my previous place didn’t allow dogs. After I moved last year, it became a possibility.
I grew up with a dog when I was about 10 we got a German Shorthaired Pointer and she was around well until my college years. She got me through my parent’s divorce and so much more. My mom got a puppy when I was in college and we had two German Shorthaired Pointers for a few years. It wasn’t the same since I didn’t live at home.
I met Henri’s breeder through Facebook and was given a choice between three different boy dogs. I already had the name picked out so I knew it would be a boy. Henri had white markings on his front and back paws which made him stand out to me.
Henri is 8 weeks old and is 7 pounds of fluff and love. He is a Bernedoodle.
We have stuck at home mostly but so far we have had a few firsts and a lot of fun. He loves to Netflix and chill with me on the floor. I haven’t allowed him to get on the furniture yet.
He came home smelling like his brothers and sisters and he sat on me the whole ride home. It was time to give him a bath! He hated it and I laughed the whole time.
Our first walk didn’t last long and I ended up carrying him to the corner and back again.
This Patagonia was a holiday gift and so needed on the cold days of Chicago. I know I will wear and own it for the next 5 years or so. Right now I am taking Henri out in the middle of the night and it is easy and warm to put this on as I run out the door. Plus, these Uggs I bought to give me life on a snowy day and keep my toes warm.
Henri’s first snow happened Saturday morning. I took him out at 6:30 am and there was a blanket of snow on the ground. He played in it and loved jumping around in the snow.
I am crate training Henri mostly for sleeping and when I am eating so he doesn’t beg at my feet. Since he is a little one, he is hard to keep track of and he moves quickly! His breeder gave me a blanket with the mom’s scent on it and I added a stuffed puppy. He went down pretty well the first night once the lights and TV went off.
I have had a few orders into Target and Chewy.com for dog supplies before his arrival. His bed is too small but his crate is a good size for him with a puppy divider. I just ordered him a monogrammed larger puppy bed for him to grow into. He loves this little lamb which my nephew has his own version of. Bobby and Emma were very excited to meet Henri over Facetime. It provided a good source of entertainment this weekend for the whole family. My mom and sister both have dogs and they have been helping with questions and advice.
I can’t wait for you to join me on the adventures of Henri and me. This is exactly what I needed. In the few short days, he has provided so much love and cuddles something I was missing and needed after a tough 2020.
Please feel free to lay on ALL the puppy advice. Potty training tips would be GREAT! I would also love to know small businesses and companies to support that have dog supplies.
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