Saturday, January 1, 2011

Stella - Our New Addition

About 10 days ago I shared that we may have a new addition to our family and I'm happy to say that Stella joined our family on December 26th. She is a 7 lb pound Maltese that we rescued from a puppy mill. The vet estimates that she is between 5 and 8 years old and lived her whole live in a puppy mill until recently. She has kept me very busy this past week which is why I haven't had a moment to take pictures or blog about her or anything else. The last few days have went really well and we (actually just me) were able to get her house trained in 1 day!!! She's a fast learner but we have a ways to go. Because she only had interaction with other dogs, she is afraid of people and we are slowly working on earning her trust. She looks a lot like Tanner and she absolutely idolizes him and follows him everywhere - which helped with the house training. I have been off of work the entire week which helped in helping her with the big adjustment, next week I head back to work on Tuesday so I'm hoping she will do fine while we are gone. She loves her crate as long as Tanner is in view so let's cross our fingers and hope for the best. Here's a few pictures of our little star Stella.

 Stella trying out her new hair bow.
 Stella and Me - can you tell she doesn't like to be held (yet)?
 Stella and Daddy.
 Tanner and I on my birthday.
 Tanner and Daddy.
Me and our failed attempt to hold Tanner and Stella at the same time.
Stella just wants to cuddle up with Tanner and he just wants to run away from her and be along.
I hope this phase passes but it's hard having a sister after 6 1/2 years of being an only spoiled dog.


Chrissy said...

Aww, congrats on your pretty Stella! So cute - she looks just like Tanner!
I bet she will get more outgoing pretty soon! How great that you gave her a new home!

Happy New Year!!

Allison said...

Oh, Stella is so cute! And has no idea that she hit the jackpot with her new parents/new home!!! What a lucky girl! I am jealous, I so want a second puppy...but city living plus multiple dogs do not equal a winning combination! CONGRATS & Enjoy her!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

How exciting!! I'm so happy Stella now has a loving home instead of being in that horrible place. Major props for getting a rescue dog! I can't wait for more updates and pictures. :)

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Oh, I forgot to mention that if we ever get a girl dog, we already have the name Stella picked out! I think it sounds cute with Stanley. Stella and Stanley, hehe. :)