It’s A Boy!

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It’s A Boy!

Hi everyone and happy Hump Day! I hope the week is going fabulously so far for all of you. On Valentine’s Day my family said “yes” to opening our home to a sweet baby boy. His name is…Well, he doesn’t have a name yet but he’s the cutest little stinker on the planet. He has four legs, soft fur, a tail, and ears that stand up like a bunny. He’s not a cat, he’s not a tiger, nor an armadillo. Baby No Name is a dog! Take a look at the newest edition to the Mushenheim family:

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^^^ It’s A Boy…Dog!! ❀

My family works closely with the amazing rescue group, Canine Lifeline, so of course we adopted baby bear through them! Our Golden Retriever and peanut’s big sister, Gem, was also adopted through CLL two years ago. Both pups came from a rural shelter in Kentucky and ended up being taken in by CLL a few states away in Ohio. My family has been thinking of adopting a new dog for quite some time and this feeling was intensified when my sister moved to her own apartment, taking her rescue pup, Winston, with her.

After looking through the dogs available for adoption on CLL’s website daily, we finally came across our peanut. On February thirteenth, we took him home for the day and over night to see how he would interact with Gem. We bathed him, cuddled him, and played our time away and by Valentine’s Day, we were smitten. Not only did we adore him but Gem got along with him just fine and is very excited about her new little brother!

Peanut is the most precious little pup and he’s definitely a change of pace from all of the other sweet dogs that we’ve had throughout the ages. We’ve never had a dog as small as him before so it’s been fun being able to pick him up and hold him like the baby he is! The only problem we’ve had thus far is that we can’t come up with a name for the life of us!

From the moment my mom and I picked peanut up on the thirteenth, we’ve been spit balling names like nobody’s business. We are both dead set on his name being “Oliver” but calling him “Ollie” for short. Unfortunately, my dad isn’t quite sold on that idea yet. So now, I need everyone’s help! Asides from doing me a solid and visiting CLL’s website and giving their Facebook page a like, I want your suggestions on what to name peanut! In case you forgot what he looks like, here’s another darling pic of our baby:

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^^^ I LOVE THIS DOG!!!!

My family is so proud to have our household be little peanut’s “forever home” and we can’t wait to begin making memories with him! What do you think we should name our baby boy? Do you have a pet adoption story to share? I wanna hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

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  1. Haha I have been fighting a lot with my mum asking her to get me a dog but my family doesn’t allow any. I am desperate to get one! And that’s a hella cute one!!

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  2. Many congratulations on your addition of no name to the family!! He is adorable! πŸ˜€ Adoption is so much better πŸ™‚ We just adopted 2 huskies this week (blog introductions not yet made) and we’re so excited to finally have them here! Much respect to you and your family for all the work you do with pets in new of a loving home ❀

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    • thank you so much! we’re so thrilled to have him!! and yes, adoption is totally the way to go πŸ™‚ all of the dogs in my parent’s 33 years of marriage have been rescue pups. ugh, so jealous that you have huskies I’ve always wanted one! What group did you adopt them through??

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      • I know you must be thrilled…dogs bring so much joy into the home ❀ The organization translates as: Homeswap. It's a private placement service for older dogs whose owners are looking for a good home to place them in. The adoption process & interviews took months! I'm already in love with these 2. It happens so fast πŸ™‚

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  3. Your new dog is adorable! The first name it crossed my mind when I saw his cute face was Arthur. Or you can just call him Peanuts, because I think you already have such a cool nickname for him! πŸ™‚

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  4. Aww! I have such a weakness for puppies it’s ridiculous! I have a blue heeler and I’m working on convincing my mom that we can get another one. Especially since my dad secretly promised me we would. haha
    Oliver is such a perfect name! He looks like an Oliver/Ollie.
    I’ve wanted to adopt a pet but we’ve always had ours bred. My mom had a retired police dog as a child and it snapped and attacked her one day (they literally had to shoot it to get it off of her and they had been besties). That made her skittish of both German Shepherds and adopted dogs, unfortunately. Therefore, my next dog will be bred from Holly (my current dog). :/

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