I got a puppy today! *bounces* I've been going back and forth on whether to get one since the end of last year and finally did. :D
He's a bichon/poodle mix, which means he's pretty much a furball, and he's ten weeks old. The guy who sold him to me said he's 'apricot' in color; this seems to only apply to his ears because the rest of his coat is white. He's only going to be about ten pounds when he's grown. I'm nervous! We had dogs, cats, birds and goldfish when I was growing up, but it's never been just me.
I just brought him home after swinging him by the folks' house to show him off. He seems pretty mild-mannered so far, but I suspect that's because he's a little sad to've left his brother and his other friends. :( He hasn't eaten anything yet, even though I put food out. :/ We'll see how it goes. I'm supposed to give him wet food if he doesn't eat the dry stuff that he was eating at the kennel.
Mostly, he won't leave my side (presently he is curled at my feet while I sit on the couch) and whines when I go upstairs. This could be a problem because I plan to keep him in the basement when I'm at work and set up a little pen for him there.
Also, I don't know what I'm going to call him yet. :P I'm thinking Bingley, or Wesley, or Darcy. IDK. I'm going to think of a few more names and maybe I'll make a poll and ya'll can help me. XD
Any new puppy tips?
Also, I took pics:( spam beneath the cut )
*ponders names some more*ETA:
he ate something! A small amount of something, but something. I took him outside and played with him some, and he seems to be in a better mood, if tired from the long day of traveling. XD