Friday, March 20, 2015

My first day with PIP!!!

When I drove to Chicago on March 20, I brought both my cameras along, with my basic lens on my better camera body so I could take lots of Pip pix. But I was so excited that I forgot to even take the camera out of the case! Fortunately, my sister-in-law Jeanie met me at Julie's (which went far above and beyond the call of duty--she took the train and a lengthy hike to get there!) and took photos, and then drove my car back to her place so I could hold Pip on her first car ride away from Julie.

Here is how our day went (with all photos by Jeanie Erickson-Ciagala):

Pip's first day with me!
Holding Pip at Julie's
Pip's first day with me!
Pip trying on her harness, a gift from my friend Delia Unson
Pip's first day with me!
Pip saying goodbye to her mommy, Jane
Pip's first day with me!
A bittersweet moment for Julie, passing her off to me
Pip's first day with me!
And now she's officially MY little puppy!!
Pip's first day with me!
Getting ready for her first ride in my car.
Pip's first day with me!
Making a stop a few blocks away to say hi to my Aunt Rosemary!
Pip's first day with me!
I think she likes me!
Pip's first day with me!
Checking out the potty possibilities at Auntie Jeanie's
Pip's first day with me!
Pip in her little playpen/kennel
It was a very eventful day! Pip and I went to sleep about 11. She was in her little kennel near my bed. She went right to sleep when I turned the light out--no crying at all. I woke up at 3 and was cold, so got another blanket, and while I was up, reached in to touch Pip, but she was shivering a bit, so I brought her into the bed with me. And she snuggled right in and went right back to sleep, and we didn't wake up till 7:30. I don't know how to deal with the burglar alarm, so had a puppy pad set out which Pip dutifully used. And this is how we spent our first day together.

(I wrote this entry on April 2, but backdated it to the date and time when I picked her up at Julie's.)

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