The Trouble with Puppies: The Good, The Bad, and the Adorable

A few weeks ago my husband and I were on our way to Best Buy to shop for a laptop. It was my birthday weekend, and I was promised a laptop – I was thrilled!  We were up early on a Saturday morning and had planned to hit up a few shops to do some comparison shopping.  We had no idea what we were in for on that routine Saturday morning.

Puppy Adoption

In my neighborhood, the Best Buy and PetSmart are located right next door.  That Saturday, there just so happened to be an adoption drive at the PetSmart.  My husband looked over at me and casually said, “Hey, let’s go check it out.”  Despite my better judgment (and the fact that I was really, really looking forward to getting a new laptop), I reluctantly said yes.  There’s no way I could have predicted what was about to happen.  (Hello?  Laptop?)

The second we walked into PetSmart, we were welcomed by the sights and sounds of about a dozen little puppies.  There were some Jack Russell Terriers, a few Border Collie-looking mixes, and then stop-my-heart…


Australian Shepherd Mix

Probably the cutest puppy I have ever seen.

I knew, the second I saw him that it was over.  Playfully hanging out in a crate with two of his littermates, was a caramel-colored swirl of cuteness.  He reminded me of a chocolate Snickers bar and was just so adorable.  When his cute little puppy dog eyes met mine, I fell in love.  There was no way I was leaving this little guy behind.  In an instant I became the momma to 2 dogs.  Because, of course, we had to adopt him.  He’s an Australian Shepherd mix that we’ve named Titan, Ty for short, and he joins our 4-year-old Beagle mix, Bella.

Cute Australian Shepherd Puppy

Our elation at becoming new doggie parents was short-lived, however, as we seemed to forget what it was like to care for a puppy.  The constant trips outside to go potty.  The constant supervision to make sure the dog doesn’t chew up our furniture.  The constant monitoring to see if the puppy pooped or peed on the carpet.

Constant, constant, constant.

Every waking moment is spent checking up on the puppy.  It’s exhausting!  Tell me, why did we get into this again?  Oh yeah…

Australian Shepherd Puppy

Because he’s cute.  That’s why.

*We adopted Ty from 4 Paws 4 U 4 Ever in West Chicago.  Please check them out if you’re looking to adopt a doggie – we had a great experience with them!

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  1. Congrats on the puppy! I have an Aussie, too! She is 5 years old and we got her as a rescue last year. Aussies do keep you busy! I have had Shelties before, but the Aussie is more active. Very smart, though! I am sure your beagle will keep him busy! Fun! Puppies are a lot of work but cute and worth it!
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