Introducing Libby

Last Thursday we took the plunge. We are now the proud (and slightly exhausted) owners of an eight week old puppy. We selected a little female who has a sweet disposition and three small brown freckles on the left side of her face.  Her soft coat is like velvet and when she is sleepy she loves to snuggle into your neck.  

She has been named Libby.  Not only is it a pretty name and a flower which is in abundance around here, but it is also the name of one of the longest residents of this old house.  We have heard stories about the woman named Libby who lived here long before indoor plumbing. 

Without further adieu let me present Libby.

Libby at Ataboy Kennels waiting to be adopted into her forever home

Libby at a road side rest stop taken during her long drive home

Oh… she is a handful and she likes to start her day early.  Libby likes trips into the garden to leap through the grass and chew sticks, but she is also very content to play indoors with any of her numerous new toys.  She can run hard in the solarium and is quite quick, always under foot.  She gets nippy when she needs something e.g. a trip outside, a nap or dinner.  I think she will be easy to train.  It is already Libby’s fourth day with us and she hasn’t had one “accident” yet.  This could be because she has been the centre of everyone’s attention and we have taken action if she starts getting nipping or sniffing the ground in circles.  

Sadly Molly is not too happy with the new addition.  Rightly so.  Libby won’t leave Molly alone.  She jumps to play with Molly’s drooping tail and tries to chew Molly’s long legs and paws.  We have separated the two.  The puppy is allowed in the family room and the solarium.  Molly gets the kitchen and living room.  She probably feels banished and forgotten as everyone is focused on the puppy.

I think eventually they will be great friends.  We just have to get past this stage of everything in her mouth with those sharp little teeth.  ouch!

About westlakemusings

In 2013 my husband and I retired. We bought an old pre-confederation house out in the country. This blog is about our new world in the country as we explore all of life's possibilities.
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5 Responses to Introducing Libby

  1. Libby is awfully cute and sounds like she is full of life. Molly will get used to her eventually, once she establishes who is boss and settles in to a normal routine. Enjoy!

  2. Cathi says:

    She’s so pretty. Zoey and Bentley are best friends now. It took about 4 days before Zoey realized that there were extra dog treats and walks because of Bentley. Puppies wake up early 6:30 on the dot every morning for Bentley. You’re having better luck with the potty training than I am.

  3. Sandi says:

    Molly will come around in no time. Once she teaches Miss Libby her limits they are sure to be inseparable xo

  4. Wow, that was quick! Congratulations and welcome Libby. Hang in there Molly.

  5. Congratulations! She’s a little beauty. Molly will have to muster up a lot of patience for puppy play!

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