July 31, 2012

Dear Scout


Today I thought I would do a little post on my pup, Scout. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, Scout is the newest, tiniest addition to our family. He is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and was born in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is 13 weeks old, and has the sweetest disposition. After more than two months of waiting, my family and I were finally able to bring him home three weeks ago. My mother is responsible for finding him, and my dad is responsible for researching his breed like crazy before we welcomed him home.


When I lost my beloved pup of 16 years back in March I was absolutely devastated, and it's still something I'm coping with today. The thought of bringing a new puppy into my life brought tears to my eyes, as I couldn't imagine ever trying to replace him. At first the idea of bringing Scout home frankly scared me, but when our eyes finally met I understood why he was meant to be in our family. It's something that is awfully hard to explain, but our connection was instant and powerful. I would like to think that Jake sent him to us, knowing how much joy he would bring to our lives.


His sweet disposition, easy going attitude, and spunkiness makes for the best companion a girl could ask for. He likes to be held, he likes to play with toys, and he likes to cuddle at bed time.


He likes it when you make funny noises, and when you chase him around and around.


In the three short weeks that we've had him the impact he has made on my family is amazing. A few nights ago Elizabeth from Delightfully Tacky tweeted to me that she thought dogs were the best antidepressant, and I couldn't agree with her more.



So here's to a very long, and very happy life with my pup Scout. I am so thankful for your love, and for coming into our family exactly when you did. Welcome home!

With all my love,
Chelsea

15 comments:

  1. He is adorable!! There is something to be said about that first connection with our darlings! Cheers!

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  2. I am completely in love with your pup! So cute.

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  3. scout is too precious! and yes, i cannot imagine ever replacing Peyton but i hear that to get a new dog that will win your heart is the best way to heal from losing a beloved pet. you look so happy!

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  4. Scout is just too cute. Congrats on your addition to the fam. Make sure to spoil that sweet little pup!!

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  5. Oh Scout! He is absolutely adorable. Congrats on your fur-babe!

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  6. He's so cute! What a great new member of your family. <3

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  7. what a cutie! I would love to have a cute little puppy like that but I'm not sure if i can be a responsible pet owner right now

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  8. Oh this made my heart smile so so much! I'm so glad Jake sent Scout to you guys to make life a littler sweeter :)

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  9. Oh my gosh, what a cutie pie!! I can see why you fell so hard for a puppers like Scout.

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  10. Ok, this is seriously the cutest post! :)

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  11. I love this picture! The puppy, your outfit, the scenery. So cute!

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  12. ohmy'lanta, what a cutie! i have a cavalier and they are just the BEST! they're so playful and cuddly and sweet -- looking at the pictures of the puppy, i'm envious that mine is full grown (a year and a half) but glad that we're over the middle of the night potty breaks. house training can take time with spaniels, i think it took about a year for mine until she was completely house-broken, but they're really quick with other training. have fun with him!! :)

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