What To Expect When You're Expecting A Puppy

What To Expect When You're Expecting A Puppy

Treats, toys and a whole lot of attachment issues.

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After opting not to take a little this past recruitment season, I ultimately convinced myself that it would be a practical idea. I have found myself to be extremely busy within these past few months and did not feel that I would be able to devote the proper amount of time to be a fantastic big at this time in my life.

Yet, after watching all of my sorority sisters crafting gift baskets and buying t-shirts for their littles, I could not help but feel a slight twinge of regret. I told myself that the opportunity would arise again next year, though I also felt I needed something to fill the void in the meantime - and what better to fill that void than the puppy I have been talking about buying for the past three years?

I would not consider this an impulse buy, but I did happen to find what I hope to be the perfect Pomeranian puppy within a matter of minutes on the internet. Twelve-week-old Hershey - soon to be Remy - is set to arrive within the next week, and there was nothing more satisfying than pressing the "purchase" button on my laptop. Though it was at that moment that I truly realized I have absolutely no idea regarding what to expect when you're expecting a puppy.

After completing a vast amount of research (vast meaning roughly one hour of Google searching), I came across a plethora of information about the care that these dogs require. They must be groomed every four to six weeks, have regular veterinary check-ups, and - best of all, - they have serious attachment issues. This is not to mention the fact that they require a significant amount of toys to play with due to the fact that they often get "bored" with the same toy rather quickly.

Regardless of the stress I may have involuntarily put myself under, I am beyond excited to welcome this adorable Pomeranian puppy into my home. Though I know very little of what to expect, one thing I do know is that I will be sure Remy will be spoiled rotten and given the love and care he deserves. Oh, and from this point on, my Instagram will most likely consist strictly of photos of me and my Pom... apologies in advance.

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15 Confessions Of A Dogaholic

14. You're just as happy to see them as they are to see you.
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I think all dog owners can agree that when you get a dog they change your life. They make you see the world in a different way and show you unconditional love. They don’t judge you or care if you’re rich or poor. They not only become a part of your family, but they become your best friend.

We all know those crazy dog people, like myself. We are the ones that take selfies with our dogs, talk about them like they're our children, and wish we could pick up the phone to check in on them when we are not home.

Whether you like to admit it or not, being a dog owner, we all become a little obsessed with our dogs. If you're a dogaholic like myself, you will be able to relate completely to these 15 confessions:

1. You develop "the baby voice."


Without even realizing it, once you bring your new fluffy friend into the family, you develop that annoying baby voice that you will only talk to your dog in. It'll go something like "oh what a good boy! hows my baby today?"

2. You ALWAYS have fur on your clothes.

Yep, this one is unavoidable. You can't cuddle your dog without getting fur all over you. Who cares, embrace it.

3. Fur becomes a condiment in your household.

Yeah sorry, you will definitely have a piece of hair in your food just because it floats around in the air.

4. You have conversations with them.

Sometimes you find yourself literally having a full on conversation with your dog and they just sit there and stare at you because they don't know what the hell you are talking about. But, they're the best listeners!

5. Saying goodbye is always hard.

Whenever you leave the house you HAVE to give them a million kisses and hugs.

6. You wish you could call them when you're not home.

"Hey, it's me, you're human. How are you? I miss you, I'll be home soon."

7. You show pictures of them to everyone.

You always have a picture ready on your phone and you show them off like they're your children. Your go-to conversation starter is, "Hey, wanna see a picture of my dog?"

8. Staying in and hanging out with them is always the better option.

"Hey, sorry I can't come out tonight, I'm hanging with my dog."

9. You take selfies with them.

You're not a true dog lover if you don't have a million selfies of you and your dog on your phone.

10. You have a million pictures of just them.

Your camera roll is filled with cute pictures of your dog, because you just HAVE to capture that picture of them sleeping because they are SO cute!

11. You have to say hi to every dog you see.

12. Your face when people say "I don't really like dogs."

13. Spending time with your dog always puts you in a good mood.


Had a bad day? That's okay just go home and lay with your dog, you'll feel better.

14. You're just as happy to see them as they are to see you.


15. They're your absolute best friend.


People are great and all, but...dogs are better.

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11 Of The Greatest Dog Breeds, And What Makes Them Great

Some dog breeds that could potentially be my future companion.

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Everyone has favorites, we all pick our favorite foods to eat, clothes to wear and jewelry to wear. The difference is sometimes our favorites aren't the best option for us. Having some greens once in a while instead of pizza is good for me. Sometimes, we look better in blue than our favorite shade of red, and sometimes, we have to wear some gold jewelry than our go-to silver. This is a list of not only my favorites but also some breeds of dogs I could see myself having because they would be a good fit for me.

I also would like to add that I am a cat person. However, I love all cat breeds, so that would be hard.

1. French Bulldogs

Hands-down, my favorite dog. They are so cute to me and they are chubby and so cute with all those wrinkles. The downside is the medical bill with this breed, but I could definitely see me get a Frenchie in the future.

2. Pugs

Again, the wrinkles are too adorable to not have! I will say, that I don't really think that I will end up having a pug, but they are really cute and I will continue watching pug videos on the gram.

3. Jack Russels

Jack Russels are a basic dog in my opinion. They are good dogs, good companions, and just happy dogs. I could see myself having a Jack Russel.

4. Pomeranian

Now, if I were to get this kind of dog, it would have to be a tiny version. This dog would have to have constant grooming appointments and be a cute stylish puppy. They are cute, but in my opinion, only because of the hair.

5. Labs

I really don't think of myself as a big dog type of person, however, I've been around labs my whole life. I believe that they are very loyal, and really good dogs. I also have seen a lot of kids and lab videos to warm my heart to get me to this decision.

6. German Shepards

This is a shaky type of breed for me. I have two German Shepards at home. One I get along with great, the other, not as much.

7. Chihuahua

Oh, yes! These crazy yippie dogs are on my list. Why? Because chihuahuas were my childhood fantasy. It sealed the deal when "Beverly Hills Chihuahuas" came out and one named Chloe was a main character. Now, it is not a solid deal as the breed once was, but I figured I would put this on there.

8. Pit Bulls

I think pit bulls carry a stereotypical bad reputation. In my mind, I feel as though pit bulls have the same personality as I do. They are very sweet dogs, but sometimes are clumsy or are sometimes too feisty. I saw a pitbull mix the other day and all the dog wanted to do was play with me. I think I would really get along with this dog breed.

9. Pomsky 

Just look up a picture and you will instantly want one too. So fluffy and cute!!!

10. Akita

I don't know a lot about this kind of breed, but by seeing their pictures I think they are cute but pretty protective dogs. I think they are kind of leaders and would be great for children.

11. Stray Dogs

I know this isn't a dog breed, but thinking about how all these different dogs come with price tags, why not rescue a dog for less? This could be great or the dog could not get along with the environment and it could go downhill. The good news is though, that doing this process, the people in charge help the dogs gradually change for it to work out for both parties and I think it is a great process. I have also have had ideas about fostering dogs in the future, so I think topic of my article was more than needed to talk about.

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