We are going to take a break from all things quilting related today to take time to introduce you to our new puppy.
Her name is Agent Romanov, aka Romy. If you aren’t an Avengers fan, you probably don’t know who Agent Romanov is, but let’s just say there is a certain 40-year-old male that lives in this house who is a BIG fan of practically all comic book movies. And, no matter how much fun is made of him by a certain female that lives in this house, he still watches all the Marvel comic book movies over and over (and over again.) So, after the puppy went almost a full week without a name, we decided that Romy was the favorite – and not because Scarlet Johansson is our favorite actress – but we thought the name was unique and cute. (A special thanks to SIL Andrea for the idea).
Romy is a German Shorthair Pointer. She is the same breed as our last dog, but this time Joel decided to get a black one instead of a brown one. They are a little more unusual and so far many people have confused her with a Springer Spaniel. Those of you who are GSP people probably won’t have that trouble, as you will recognize the GSP build. We even had one little girl think she was a Dalmatian. Whatever she is, you may recognize the family resemblance – as she and Joel have matching white chins.
This is the first photo of Carter meeting Romy. He was pretty excited when Joel brought her home!
He’s always excited to see her - Though it is usually followed by this face, as Romy goes in for a lick and Carter tries to get out of the way. (sorry for the bad iphone photos)
Romy is now 12 weeks old and has already grown quite a bit from when this picture was taken (about a month or so ago)
Carter and Romy have gotten along pretty well, but there has been a little of this . . . Carter does not always want to share his toys.
There has also been a little jealousy on Carter’s part – mainly where Dad is concerned. When Joel is holding or petting the puppy, Carter comes running and says “Catch” – That means he wants to be held or picked up.
This picture has nothing to do with the dog – I just thought it was so cute.
The main issue with the dog has been nipping. This isn’t a very good photo, but check out those teeth. They are super sharp and Romy is constantly jumping on Carter and grabbing hold of whatever she can.
Initially it was Carter’s ears – thus the big cap with the flaps in a previous photo. Now it is usually his shirt – thus many t-shirts with holes in the back. We are constantly after her to get down. In fact, if you ask Carter what his new puppy’s name is, he says “Sit Down, Puppy”. Every. Time. It’s pretty funny. Joel’s sister warned us that we need to make sure that Romy understands that Carter isn’t his litter mate, which is exactly how she acts with him. We have a local “dog whisperer” coming in a few days to help us out with this issue, but otherwise it is going well.
One last photo of something for Joel and I to remember. Carter was playing Playdough, with Romy perched up on the table watching. It was cute until Carter leaned forward, stuck his face into Romy’s food dish and took several large licks.
As you can see, I was knitting so it happened before I could get over there to stop him. It was empty, but still. Yuck – and I’m sure it won’t be the last time!