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Teddy for a Year

I cannot believe it’s been exactly a year since I took Teddy home!!! Exactly one year ago, I was terrified out of my mind wondering what in the world I was thinking getting a dog. The whole day I was in denial that he was actually coming; I couldn’t quite wrap my mind around what was about to happen.
And the next three months were fun and also not-so-fun. Puppies are adorable, but very difficult. I thought I had made the biggest mistake ever by getting him…
And then everything kind of… worked itself out. It took months to really feel 100% comfortable, but every day got better, easier. By the time Teddy was six months old, I pretty much had the hang of it. Now, I can’t imagine my life without him!!! (Plus it helps that he doesn’t wake me up super early.)
He’s such a weird, and adorable, little muffin. Some of the things he does keeps Garrett and me in stitches. I wouldn’t change one thing about him. Even the way he smacks his mouth for thirty minutes after he eats makes me smile!
Happy you’re in the family, Teddy!


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21 Comments

A Peachy Sonder

He might just be the cutest pup ever! Congrats on making it through those puppy months- sounds like it was definitely worth it now. Hopefully many more fun years are in store for the two of you.

xox.

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Sinead Loftus

You getting Teddy reminded me just how much I'd love a dog. My place is still not quite big enough for one but when I do, he'll be just like him! Go and celebrate πŸ™‚

Sinead
whatsineadloves.blogspot.ie

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Natalie

Congrats! Having a dog in your life is so rewarding and I think it's such a great experience.

Natalie
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Christina Larigan

Carly,

I have been following your blog for a long time — I absolutely love it and you! Like you a year ago, I had been wanting a dog so badly but kept convincing myself that I didn't have the time or money for any dog let alone a puppy. But once I read that you had gotten Teddy I was just inspired and reassured — surely if you could do it so could I! A few months later I found the cutest little Chihuahua mix puppy through one of my city's local rescue organizations and I jumped at him. Best decision of my life. Like you I can't imagine life without him and I barely remember what it was like before him. He's the sweetest, silliest little nugget with the sweetest, funniest personality. Keep doing a wonderful job with Teddy, he clearly has a wonderful home, and keep the Teddy posts coming! They're definitely some of my favorites. Plus he's adorable and that just makes me happy!

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Kaitlin Olivero

Love this! Also, this is super crazy because we got our pup, Jack, exactly a year ago today. I am going to post about him too, and it is good to see that you have told us (in this post and before) that having a puppy is most definitely not all it is cracked up to be… it is hard! But it makes the sweet moment that much more enjoyable πŸ™‚ Happy "Gotcha" Day, Teddy, you cute pile of curls!!!

Kaitlin || the-curated-life.blogspot.com

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Meet MMH

Congrats on Teddy's Gotcha Day! I got my pup, Arya, about a month before you got Teddy and I think I had similar feelings. I may have cried everyday for the first month because I thought I made a huge mistake. But now I couldn't picture my life without her. I've recently moved to DC, and having Arya has been a huge help in getting my out exploring the city (and dog parks).

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Sarah Aldrich

I got my rescue puppy around the same time you got Teddy last year! Reading your posts gave me a lot of comfort, because I had been having the same worries and doubts as you. But now, a year later, I am so happy that I have my pup! πŸ™‚

Sarah | A Grateful Blog

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