Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Well Worth the Wait!!!

Okay, sorry for the huge delay. I have been trying to get this post up for a while but blogger is being a dork and between running puppy outside and blogger not wanting to work for me I haven't been able to get it up. So here goes . . . FINALLY!!

Well, I left for the airport about the second I got off work and picked up a friend who wanted to come with me. Then off the the airport we went. When we got there it was about 3:43, we stepped out of my car and a United airplane landed right then and I said, "Wouldn't it be funny if my puppy was on that plane." Then a cart left from the cargo place and ran after the plane. That made me happy. So we went in the "warehouse" thing (not sure what to call it) and the guy checked us in and said it would be fifteen to twenty minutes. So we sat on a bench and waited. About twenty minutes later I saw the cart driving back. It drove into the warehouse and I watched them open the screens on the side of the cart and there was a kennel in it. Then this was the next thing I saw. The crate was carried into the room we were in and the people set it down next to us.
This was my first glimpse of my baby. Isn't he just adorable!! We had to fill out some paperwork and such (well I didn't but the other raiser did because she was the consignee) After that we opened an envelope taped to the top of the kennel it had both pups baby and adult collars in it as well as some paperwork. BUT, the paperwork didn't say which pup was which so the other raiser called the breeder keeper and asked which puppy belonged to each raiser. After she was told we started getting the boys out to see which was which.
Me and the other raiser trying to get the boys out. We didn't want to just yank them out so we tried coaxing. They were hesitant at first and started at the back of the crate but with enough kissing noised they emerged.
This one popped out first and came right to me burying his head in my lap and slathering me with sweet puppy kisses.
AND, he was mine!! I was so happy he knew who his mamma was. Our first picture together. He is beyond adorable. And super sweet.

Both of the boys together.
His super cute face. I love his worry wrinkles by his eye they add so much character. His shave spot is on his left hip which means (since there are only four pups, all boys in the litter) that he is the smallest one. The paperwork on the kennel said that he was 9 lbs when he left GDB (I dunno if that is right but he is pretty small)
This is his brother, Forte, he is just stock full of wrinkles it is so cute. He is the right hip male which means he is the third biggest puppy. Just bigger than mine. His paperwork said that he was almost 12 lbs. Quite the difference between the two.
The boys first meal. He eats SLOW and is very messy. He slopped water and stuff all over the place. It was funny to watch though.
Me and him in the car on the way home. (no I am not driving)
First bath. After being in that crate for a few hours he had some pee and poop on him, and he smelled, so he got a bath when we got home.

Drying off. He was so good for his bath just sat there and let me get him wet and lather him up and then rinse him off. He was a good sport.
My leader wanted to meet him so we loaded into the crate in the back of my car and went over to her house. His first puppy meeting will be this Saturday. I will probably go and make an appearance but I told my leader we may not stay for long.
After trying to get him to play with a toy for 45 minutes he finally chewed a little Nylabone for about 30 seconds. Totally worth the wait because it was adorable.
And when he lays down it is so cute. He does this frog thing. I love it. So far he has been pretty mellow and calm. He is really smart too. He is picking up on things very quickly. I have corrected him for doing a few little things and he hasn't tried them again. I think this next year with him is going to be a blast. He is an awesome puppy and I couldn't have asked for more. He has had a huge day and his whole world has turned upside down but he is being a good sport. Now if only I could get him to go to sleep. He has been go, go, go since we got home and hasn't slept much at all, that just means he is going to sleep all night. . . right??

Here are a couple videos of him. The first is during his bath and the second is his discovery of the mirror. (every puppy has to find the mirror sometime.

Oh, and his name is:


Kind of a mouthful, but it is growing on me.


Emily, Suede, Burgess, and Tahoe said...

I totally cheated, skipping ahead to see the name ;) And what a name it is... Fullerton. Glad it is growing on you! And he is ADORABLE!! I love his darker color! Good luck tonight :)

Katlynn, DeSoto and Focus said...

What a cutie! His name is great too! :)

Elizabeth and Alana said...

Yay for a post!! Welcome, Fullerton! He is SO wrinkly and adorable. Have fun tonight. He looks like a sweetie!

Natalie said...

He's so cute!!!!!! Welcome home buddy! Can't wait to watch you grow up :)

Lani said...

OMG! he is super cute. I love the name, I think he needs to come and visit his cousin Lani, Fullerton is just down the road, very close to Disneyland. You guys need to come to the Downtown Disney Funday next September. Congrats ont he cutie. He's perfect.

Sarah and the Pack. said...

He is beautiful! I am glad you got your puppy, good luck getting "Fullerton, leave it, noooo!" Out quickly. Or maybe he is going to be the perfect pup!

Either way, he is gorgeous, and good luck!

Sarah and Sterling

Colby, Derby, Stetson, and Linus said...

He's adorable! I hope he lets you sleep a little tonight

Coreena said...

He is soooo cute! What a good name too! Thank you for the post! Can't wait to watch Fullerton grow and learn!

Erin and guide pup Midnight said...

OMG You guys have the CUTEST yellow labs EVER!! He is too cute and we can't wait to hear about your adventures togethor! Kisses from NC!!

Brittany said...

He is soo adorable!! Yellow boys are the best ever! I love the nylabone chewing picture. Hopefully he slept all night for you. I can't wait to hear more about him!

Anna W. said...

OH MY GOSH he is just the cutest thing ever. And Fullerton is a fantastic name!! Congrats on the new little man! (Even though you made us all wait FOREVER :D)

Kelsey, Spike, Burgess, and Tahoe said...

Awww!! He is SO cute. :) I love love love that darker coloring. And he looks so smart, that video of him and the mirror cracked me up. I like his name, it's very distinguished. :) Have fun with him, and good luck with potty training and all that other fun little puppy stuff.

Lisa and Ellie said...

I love all the pics - yay that he came out of the kennel and right to you! How sweet.
He is just too adorable! I LOVE the name!

Princess Coral said...

Hi Megan & Welcome Fullerton!
Looking forward to hearing about all your adventures! Fullerton, just in case you haven't found out yet, Megan is a Cool Mom! Spanky told me:)

Your buddy to be,

Emily and the Labradors said...

Definitely worth the wait! What a cutie! And he sounds like such a nice little guy already. I hope the first night went well!

The Brax Blog said...

Like the name!
Cute pictures:)

Frankie's trainer

Madison and Andros said...

I love the name, his dark color, and his wrinkly face!!!! I love him already! Have fun!!! I can't wait to see some vest pics!

Anonymous said...

He is SO adorable! Welcome, Fullerton! It's a long name; glad it's growing on you! I've noticed that guide dogs tend to have very unique names, like Brax and Frankie (for a girl!). He's so cute!