So it's official!! I am a married woman now! We have officially been newlyweds for 71 days now! So much has happened in the last 71 days that it is incredible how different my life was before compared to now. Not just the rings and new last name have changed. After we got back from the honeymoon, Danny and I closed on our house! We closed on the house 8 days before my 25th birthday. It was a long, drawn out process, but I am so thankful that we were able to get everything figured out and now can just start living our new life, in our new house. One day after moving into the new house, we added a family member...
The first day we took him home
His name is Yogi Steele. We adopted him from Heaven 2 Earth rescue located in New Philadelphia, Ohio. My coworker had told me about the rescue organization after his family adopted a new puppy from them. They rescue puppies that are born from Amish working dogs. Since the Amish don't believe in spaying or neutering their work dogs, they have a lot of puppies. The rescue agency takes the puppies from the Amish so the puppies are not sold to people that use the puppies for dog fighting and other sad, terrible reasons. I also love this organization because the puppies are GORGEOUS!! Since they are randomly bred, you always get a mix of some kind of dog. Yogi is half German Shepard, half Collie mix. I grew up with Golden Retrievers and Danny grew up with Labs so we wanted a big dog similar to that breed. When I saw Yogi (formally "Casper") on the website, I fell in love with his sandy color and floppy ears!!
This was his picture on the website.
Two weeks after we got Yogi, his ears started standing up like a typical German Shepard and I knew that my sweet Golden Retriever looking puppy was about to start changing into a full bred German Shepard. This last month of having Yogi have been a blessing, but most of the time he is a handful!! I have never raised a puppy before, so it is a learning experience for me. I am still learning that I can't leave him wandering around the house when cleaning or doing other chores. He is also too strong for his own good and has learned to get out of his own crate. We bought him a new one last week, thinking the original crate was too old and he broke out of his new one too. Yogi is a good dog and we can already tell that he is obedient and will be well behaved when he is older. He is a joy to have in our house and the cats don't mind him as much as we thought they would! All in all, its a learning curve for everyone with the new house and new puppy, but everyone is adjusting well.