Jan 11, 2009

The First Week with Lucie

We have survived our first week with 3 dogs. Zoe has been a real trooper. Although, sometimes when she looks at me I get that feeling she is thinking, I can't believe that you brought another dog into my house.

Addie has been in heaven. It is clear that Lucie and Addie were meant to be together.


Addie watches over Lucie and checks on her while she is sleeping. They play together constantly and Addie has been dealing well with the ulta sharp puppy teeth that seem to always find her tail.

 Addie has been teaching Lucie lots of valuable skills. Like how to shred napkins and play in the water bowl.

Lucie received a surprise welcome gift from our good friends Winston and Clementine!


Thank you soooo much dear friends for your thoughtful generosity! Lucie had so much fun opening her first box. All of the toys and treats were just perfect for her. Addie has already claimed the rope toy for herself. Lucie doesn't mind sharing.

 


At Lucie's first vet appointment on January 2 she weighted 10 pounds. I have to say we were a little surprised when our vet said, you know, if you would have asked me what breed of dog this is I would have told you Border Collie/Chow Chow. My husband and I were shocked. Our vet said this because of the shape of her head and her short fat legs. Even though the people that we got her from state that she is Border Collie/Great Pyrenees, doubt has been cast in our minds. So, we chose to complete a DNA test called the Wisdom Panel. It was simple enough to do. I purchased the testing kit online, took it to my vet for the blood test, and mailed it to the company. It will take about two weeks for the results. Regardless of what breed she truly is, we love her the way she is. She was meant to be in our lives. We will post the results once we receive them.

 
During her first week with us, Lucie gained 3 pounds and I can already see that she is growing fast. She will start puppy class in two weeks at Family Pet Care. Today she climbed up her first flight of steps. We did not expect that at all and will make sure the gate is up so she doesn't get hurt. Her little pink tummy is starting to show her Border Collie spots.

We learned this week that Addie will swallow a whole piece of rawhide just so Lucie can't have it. I believe the puppy excitement may be starting to wear off of Addie just a little bit. Addie lured Lucie outside when she was playing this morning and then left her out there by herself. She then peed in our bed. Ok Addie, we get the picture. Addie did go to doggie daycare on Friday where she got to play with all of her friends, but we will make sure to spend special time just with Addie. 


I have a ton of pictures and videos to go through to share with everyone, but it seems there is just not enough time in the day now. My husband was sick last week and know I am sick so it is taking me some time to get around to all of our blogging friends. We hope you understand why we have not been around much. Once we are all well and have our routine down, it will be business as usual.

51 Treats:

Ludo van puppy said...

I love the first picture of Lucie sitting on Addie. They really do look made for each other, as you say. You must be exhausted. :) I hope Addie gets over her little bit of annoyance ok. lol.
~Dee (Ludo's mum)

Eduardo said...

Awww, sweet Addie has to take the backseat! Lucie is so cute! I don't know what I would do if I got a sibling! I would be so mad, & happy! They look like the best sisters ever!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Painter Pack said...

Addie is such a good big sister! There may be a little jealousy, but overall, this furry thinks she's just making sure Lucie knows who is top dog! Lucie is such a cutie!! You know, my mommy found a puppy at a shelter that looks just like your girls....I wonder if it is the same breeds?

Hope woo hoomans feel better!

Mya Boo Boo

BJ Roan said...

Lucie sitting on Addie is so cute. The one with Lucie in the greenery is worthy of framing.

HawaiianDane said...

Your adventures with a new puppy sounds like mine! Huey ALWAYS swallows the rawhide WHOLE too - I think to keep the puppy from getting it!! And Higgins always has his lil'shark teeth on Huey's tail! The baby is cute!

Lorenza said...

I hope you get better soon!
It is not fun to be sick!
Nice and yummy presents!
Glad they are doing so well!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

The Army of Four said...

Oh, GOODNESS! They certainly were meant to be together! That picture of them is priceless!
Tail wags,
STorms

The Army of Four said...

Oh, GOODNESS! They certainly were meant to be together! That picture of them is priceless!
Tail wags,
STorms

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

My mom thought of Addie and Lucie all day today...

Her transport inkhluded a Alaskan Husky/Great Pyr Mix - and OMD does NOT even khome khlose to deskhribing Frosty...

She would have LOVED to bring him home fur me...

We love all the pikhs and the videos!

Tank woo fur sharing AGAIN!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Lauren said...

Lizzie went through that when we got Simon - he still won't stop pulling on her tail! Which is really rude since she can't even reciprocate! They will work it out though and be best friends... Congrats on your growing pack!

Maggie and Mitch said...

We just LOVE that first picture of you and Lucie, Addie! It is so adorable!
We agree - whatever mix Lucie is, she was definitely meant to be your sissy!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hmm.. I find it hard to believe there is a remote possibility that Lucie is a Border Collie/ Chow Chow(that'd be one cute combination though). Sometimes puppies can look 'different' but once they grow bigger, they start to fill out properly and look more proportionate. Regardless of what Lucie's breed is, I am sure she's already found a permanent place in all your hearts. I love the photo of her sitting on Addie. Addie is such a great big sister!! (urmm.. other than the peeing on your bed part! LOL!!)

Mason Dixie said...

I am so glad that they are meant for each other. True Happiness

Twinkle a.k.a Chicken Little said...

We love seeing Addie playing with Lucie, Addie really good in handling pup huh. Please take good care of yourself, mom was sick last week so I know how suffering its.

slurpy licks,
Twinkle

Amber said...

Great pictures....so cute how Lucie is on Addie's back. And Addie, I can't believe you peed in the bed but ya do what ya have to do to get your point across I guess. ;) Have a great week!

Nala

Randi said...

Hi Addie!

You are beautiful! Can't wait to see you all growed up ...you are gonna be big if your papa is a great P.!

& what a trooper to put up with cutie Lucie!

I gotta get my mom/secretary to update my bloggy lists...I"m running behind..

Thanks for the get well wishes..I'm nawing on a little after dinner rawhide..yum yum!

love & licks,
Randi

The PR Gang said...

The first photo with Lucie on Addie is adorable. I'm glad they're getting along so well.
**Be careful with rawhide, it can cause intestinal blockages which involve surgery!

Nigel, Sola and Co. said...

She is beautiful either way!

Raising Addie said...

I have been watching Addie since she ate it. So far so good. I do worry about things getting stuck like that.

Addie is typically good about chewing her rawhide up good until yesterday when she stole Lucie's piece. We tried to get it back and didn't even think that she would swallow it whole. We learned not to do that.

Staci (Addie's mom)

Joey said...

Hi Addie! I know what you're going through. I love my bro, but it's nice to get some time to myself once in a while. My dad says all the Chow mixes he's seen have purple tongues or purple spots on their tongues. Take care and feel better soon...

Later!
Joey

Dannan and The Girl said...

Feel better soon!

Lucie is growing fast! Too bad the puppy-glow is wearing a bit thin... perhaps Addie should take a lesson from Zoe! She seems to be pretty calm about it all, or is that denial? BOL!

It will be interesting to see what the DNA test says. Can't wait to hear the results!

Wroo!

Sophie Brador said...

Holy Doodle Dogs! What a cute puppy!

xo
SB

The FOUR Musketeers said...

Oh you & Lucie are sure meant to be together ! Unlike me & Joyce ! BOL ! Lucie package is send off today & so does the paw it forward ones ! Do share the toys alright Addie ! Hope Little girl like it ! BOL !!

xoxo ,
Cody
PA : The photo of Lucie look great !

Sen, Tama and Tom said...

It is such a pleasure to read your postings, full of joy and play. We are so glad that little Lucy is settling in so well and that Addie is being the perfect sister.

We also wanted to say a big thank you for your kindness and support after the loss of our beloved Sen-Chan. The kindness of our blogging friends made such a difference to us all, in particular #1.

Woofs, Purrs and Love,
Tom. Tama-Chan and #1

Achilles Wong said...

aw mommi staci, you don't have to say sorry at all! we understand how busy you guys have been with little lucie and all.

we appreciate seeing your blog all the time and reading all about addie, lucie and zoe's big adventures there.

we hope taht the meanie virus leaves your house for good so you can spend much time with the girls.

we are sorry for the peepee though.. i am guilty of that sometimes too when the humans pay me no attention.

love you all!

drooly kisses,

Aki

Matilda said...

Hi Addie and Lucie!
I love your pictures. Lucie is very cute regardless of what she is. Say hello to Zoe!
hugs
Matilda

Pipa said...

OMD, Lucie is soooo pretty, sooo perfect! We loved the photos... and we're waiti8ng anxiously for more!

Addie, pelase be patient! You're a big sister, now!

Pipa

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Haroo Addie, and now Lucie!!

We iz soooo mad at da mommee fur not wetting us weed ar blogz. We did not even know dat wittle Lucie wuz at ur howse now! She is sooo cute!! Welcome, wittle Lucie!!

We are excited to find owt wat kind of doggeh she iz. Watever she is, she is beewootiful!!

Wuv,
Gus and Waldo

Amber-Mae said...

Looks like you two are getting along very well!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Rachel said...

Awww - we're so glad you liked the package! and that video of Lucie opening it is Tooo cute. It looks like we could have sent her an empty cardboard box and she would have been just as entertained!
And a big THANK YOU for the info on the CGC testing - I may be picking your brain later about more details. I got an email today from a CGC trainer in our area about starting some classes, so I think that will be a big help.

Poopsie aka Blue said...

Love the update & photos!
Take care all
Pats & pets
Blue

Dina ... UK said...

I hope you feel better soon...
Love the post and pictures.....
Addie leaving Lucie outside made me chuckle..lol
Take care
XX

SGR said...

Woof! Addie
Happy New Year! Wooo great pciture with Lucie. Thanks for the holiday card and of course the Yummy heart lollipop. Looking forward for more great pics and stories with Lucie.
Woof! Sugar

Lois Lane/Laney said...

We totally understand how busy you must be! Just keep posting cute puppy pictures!

Three Dogs Long said...

Oh, gorgeous pics!! They truly are made for each other.
And here's hoping thier Mom & Dad feel better soon!
Sending lots of get well rayz!

(((hugs)))
Your friends,
Oskar, Schatzi & Xena

dozersblog said...

Heh heh good job Addie teaching Lucie to share! Now you can take stuff from her whenever you wants!

Yer pal Dozer

PS I getted two different DNA tests done and neither one camed back the same. Mummy thinks the one that sed I wuz part Poodle prolly wuznt worth paying for.

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

I hope you feel better soon Staci.

They look so adorable together. I am not surprised Addie gets a little fed up sometimes... them puppy teeth are sharpe. Zac was a menace to Holly at that age. We called them his Piranha teeth.

They make a great pair though and i am pleased that Zoe is coping with the new bouncy addition. :-)

Take care and get well soon! :-)

The Daily Echo said...

Lucie is just too cute! And what a good sport Addie is being. Meeka told me all the stories about me being so annoying when I was just a little guy. I think he exaggerates a bit though.
ECHO

Tibby said...

Hello!
I'm glad that you survived your first week with baby Lucie! She certainly looks like she is right at home with your family!
-Tibby

River said...

I think Lucie is part pyranees--she has that white fluffy look. It will so interesting to find out. Pee in bed--bol my mom has had that happen! For the same reason, too. Hope all the humans feel better soon.

love & wags,
River

happy said...

There's a new family member? Oh boy, I've sure missed out so much! Lucie is adorable!

Achilles Wong said...

hellow addie!

thank you soooooooo much for the pressies! we were really surprised. we love all of it so much!!! :)

drooly kisses,

Aki and Poopie

pee-ees. the recepient's name was so cute too! hehe.. manang was very amused with the "a.k.a."

Holy Cuteness said...

That are some very cute pics! Especially the first one, haha... So sweet.

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

No worries, you just concentrate on getting better, the both of you!

The pictures are just so adorable, I could stay on here all day just admiring them.

Addie is so lovely!

I am sorry we have been very tardy in commenting, kinda "life" got in the way, will try to do better this Year!

Happy New Year too!

lots of love, Jeannie x and Marvin x

Sophy said...

Addie, You and Lucie are cute together. You can teach her to behave. You should take good care of your mom if she is sick, okay?

Woof!
Sophy

PS My mom says she understands about loving Lucie no matter what breed she is!

Technodoll said...

Oh dear! We wish you both speedy recoveries and the girls are looking FAB, as always... we haven't been around much either so we seriously need to catch up on everyone!

Kissies from the Akitas!

xoxo

simona e marco e i loro tesori preziosi...paco e milo said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHH dera friends....what's a wonderful pictures!!!!!!
Lucie sitting on you is so cuteeee!!!!
you two sister are very marvellous and we love you so muchhhhhhh!!!!
Lucie is very very lucky to have a special sister like you!!!!!!!
your post is great and video of lucie opening te package is so cute!!!!
WAAAAAAAAAAA.....lots of lve and kisses dear friends!!!!!!!
P.S.:
we have a surprise or you!!!!!!!!!Please....come to our blog!!!!

Mary said...

That first picture is priceless!

Suzuki said...

Hi Addie
I enjoyed time with my little sister Tahlia when Mum & Dad first brought her home too. It wore off in about a week and then I had to remind Mum & Dad who was here first bol. Please tell your Mum that my cousin was rescued from a shelter listed as a bichon friese X which is what the vet told them he was. We later found out that he was a pure bred Coton De Tulor (or something like that) and he is a rare Madagascan breed of dog! I'm sure you will all love Lucie no matter what breed she turns out to be.
Big licks to you
Suzuki
xxx

Andrea said...

Your dogs are beauties!!! :)

The Zoo Crew said...

Wow.....I had no idea that your family had grown! Lucie is adorable. But then again, anydog with the name Lucie has to be adorable ;)

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