Introducing Kalee, Roxie & Sophie- the story of how we ended up with two Morkie puppies and a mini pot belly pig! We love our mini suburban farm!
Can we pretend it is national pet day today!? We are taking a little break from food this week, because I NEED to share puppy news. Yes! In case you missed the announcement on Instagram, we adopted little twin puppies about a month ago and are official fur parents. No need to judge, it’s a thing.
Prepare your eyeballs because they are about to see a ton of puppy photos and absolutely zero food. Actually, there is one photo of Kombucha...so, don't despair food lovers 😁 But first, a little background.
Steven and I have always loved animals and had dogs and cats when we were kids. There have been no shortage of discussions about getting our own puppy at some point; however, with all the traveling we do, both having day jobs, and the idea of a sad little puppy at home in a crate seemed unfair.
Fast forward to last year around this time, Steven called me on a Saturday while I was testing Skillet Nachos in the kitchen and proceeded to tell me of the cutest little mini pig that he found at the market.
First of all…I was like 0_0.
I tell him to leave the nice farmer selling those piggies and come home so we could discuss it (aka I could talk him out of it). An hour later, I had come up with every reason in the book to not purchase a mini pig and Steven was still gun hoe for the idea. Well, being the awesome wife I obviously am, I relented and he headed back to the market to bring home a little black pig with the cutest nose and tiny tail.
Okay, yes, she was completely adorable, but we were now mini pig pet owners. What!?
It didn’t take long for that mini pot belly pig, which Steven named, Sophie, to worm her way into our hearts. We had a sweet little animal to take care of and she had a nice big backyard to roam in while we were at work. Not to mention, she is probably the healthiest pig I know, with a steady diet of pig feed, spinach, carrots and basically every veggie or nut you can imagine. She makes her wanna-be-hippie-mama proud. She doesn't dig road travel...like AT ALL...but is the perfect mini pot belly around. Not that I am biased or anything.🐷
From One to Three
We have had our sweet Sophie for a year now and we hope for our work situation to change in the *fingers-crossed* not-so-distant future. This led to the re-opening of the puppy discussion...again. We knew we wanted a small breed that didn’t shed and would definitely snuggle between us on the couch. #priorities
Then there was the puppy Pinterest board that I blew up with every adorable puppy on the internet. Which led to an anxiety-filled visit to the pet store where we were told there were zero puppies available in our area for months. Apparently, Christmas had wiped out every cute furry critter for miles.
Insert *tears of despair and dreams crushing*
They might as well have said years, because I needed my puppy, I needed him/her yesterday and Sophie was still sibling-less.
On to plan B.
We had plans to visit family in Jacksonville the following weekend, so we told ourselves “Maybe we will take some time to just glance while we are visiting” and that is just what we did.
Two pet store fails and only one pet shop left to visit, my roller coaster of emotions was in full swing. I was certain we wouldn’t be adding to our little pet family this weekend.
We walked into the room full of wagging tails and I fell in love at the very first crate.
Seriously...how would you not?!
When I was little I remember us going to the humane society to adopt pets. I don’t remember the whole process, I only remember coming home with a new dog that I already loved. So, being on the 'parent' side this time, I had no idea what to expect.
Would I just know it was the right one? Would there be any sort of connection? Do I just pick the cutest one? Should I be the nice person and pick the ugly one 🙈🙊?
All these questions were in my head, until they disappeared when I met, Kalee and Roxie.
Yep. I was a goner.
We just knew. These little ‘Morkie’ (maltese/yorkie breed) puppies were the sweetest, most playful, puppies in the place. They were bundles of personality and all they wanted to do was wrap us around their paws. They are known to be intelligent, friendly, shed-less, playful, affectionate...basically every trait we were searching for.
We only ever intended to go home with one puppy; and never even considered more than that. All I can say is that nice pet shop lady did her job and did it well. An hour later we were signing ‘adoption’ papers for two little sister puppie morkies that we just couldn’t separate. Kalee captured my heart and Roxie looks like a mini version of Steven’s childhood pet schnauzer (believe it or not), so it was a done deal. Now, we didn’t even have to feel bad for leaving them alone during the day, because they had each other 😊
Roxie + Kalee #ourmorkiesisters
A month later, I really feel like we have learned each of their personalities, as well as their likes and dislikes, and it has been quite the adventure. <with all the feelings 😭🤔😑😳😬😂
Roxie is a total mess. She is short and stout, full of energy and the leader of the pack. She has attitude, is very smart, when she isn’t being stubborn, and is still Daddy’s girl. Start scratching her back and she stops dead in her tracks. She is rarely seen sitting still as she would much rather be jumping, dancing, spinning or kissing your cheek.
Kalee is my girl. She is timid, soft and laid back. Kalee is a total California girl, if that is a possible trait for a puppy, and would be content for hours to have her belly rubbed while snuggled as close as possible to you, preferably ON you. She is slender and long, which makes her the higher jumper of the two of them. Between you and me, I think Roxie is still bitter that Kalee was the first to be able to reach the couch.
They are both so different and they complement each other incredibly. We already can’t imagine life without them now. Sophie loves them, well, she tolerates them very patiently. We say she loves them.
Those cuties travel so well with us. Most of these photos are from our recent road trip to Columbus, GA where they were with us non-stop. We love just watching them play and charge each other like lions, daily. Potty training is moving slowly and my back is sore from the many accidents I have cleaned up in the last month 😐 but being a puppy mama sure is worth it 😉
First family portrait (minus Sophie, but trust me she preferred be home).
We know now that all of our sweet 'girls' were meant to be a part of this adventurous little family. We wouldn't have it any other way ❤
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