Apollo the Puppy

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On Friday, August 1, I stepped off of a train after a long long loooonnnggg ride from Maryland. Generally, I am pretty grumpy after sitting all day, and let’s be serious I was a little bit (I was just never meant to road trip, I don’t have it in me. I get anxious and restless just sitting), but I knew what was going to happen.

My fiancé and I were going to look at puppies :). There was a bit more pep in my step than usual as I shook off the traveling dust, and off we went to a rescue shelter to check out a particular puppy.

We’ve been looking at puppies ever since we moved in together in June. Actually, to be more accurate, we’ve been looking at puppies since January, but knowing we couldn’t actually have one.

BUT we had finally been given the green light from the landlords about a week prior and Kenny (aka the fiancé) had been doing puppy research the whole time I was in MD playing with my wedding dress and looking at flowers.

While at the shelter, Kenny and I instantly fell in love with the puppy we were looking for, a one-year-old German Shepherd Lab mix. We signed up for the one week trial … but really we adopted him. I’m counting down the seconds until Friday when we can finalize the adoption paperwork.

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His name is Apollo and he is currently curled up sleeping under the window as I type away at my computer.

He is adorable, happy, FAST, lovable, and already potty trained. All I want to do is wake him up every five minutes to play.

Except he needs his sleep. We’ve come to the conclusion that Apollo isn’t use to living an active lifestyle. He tires quickly, but is getting more and more use to his new adventurous life everyday. He is already up to running two miles, playing with our landlords’ labs, and answering to his name.

Yesterday we had the chance to take him to the beach and play in the sand. And only the sand. Apollo wouldn’t touch the ocean with a ten foot pole. But it doesn’t matter, it’s just plain fun to watch him explore and discover the world around him.

My fiancé and I are beyond excited to have a strong healthy puppy and I’m pretty pumped to have a new running buddy. I’m sure there will be many Apollo stories to come, but in the mean time I just wanted to introduce him to the blog 🙂

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