My husband and I met our puppy this weekend. Had to go pretty far (over 3 hours) to meet our new little black English labrador puppy, and our visit was very brief – we only got to see him for a couple minutes, and the two males didn’t do much, so it was hard to really tell much about their personality.
We had first pick of the boys, and since there were only 2 of them, there wasnt much a decision to make. They both look almost exactly the same, and they both just kind of sat there. One had a little sweeter look on his face so I chose that one. Not a very scientific way to do it, but seriously I would have been happy with either of the puppies. I’d take them both if I could!
Preparing for our little lab puppy
A little less than two weeks left before we can go pick him up and bring him home. It’s going to be so hard waiting. I do have quite a bit to get ready at him for him, though. It’s been about 3 years since we’ve had a puppy in the house. We have a crate for him downstairs in the living room, and another in our bedroom. Elsie doesn’t need to be in a crate anymore, so she can sleep in our bed, and he can have the crate.
We also plan on making a little pen area surrounding the crate, so he can have a little area to play, and yet be secured in a small area. My husband is going to work at home and will need time to actually get some work done, so this should help. Puppies sleep a lot, so that will help, too!
Food has been ordered, so we are ready with that. I am shopping for a nice bowl for him that is not too big so we can feed him meals in the crate. Still need to go get a harness for him. You’d be surprised how many choices there are! And I dont really know what size to get for an 8 week old puppy. I may wait until he gets home to get the harness. I’ll measure him and then go get one. Elsie’s puppy harness is too big, because we got her when she was 14 weeks old, so was quite a bit bigger than this little puppy will be.
What should we name him?
We have been brainstorming and trying to come up with the perfect name for him. My husband wants to name him Zeus or Milo. I really like Henry, Oakley and Axel. I think once we have him we will be able to decide. Its hard when we really only saw him for 10 minutes and dont really know what his personality will be like.
All I can say is that we are super excited! I hope that Elsie loves him!