Anel and I are so excited to announce the newest addition to our family, Mr. Boots! We’ve been wanting a dog since we moved into the new house and when one of my coworkers had puppies, I fell in love and never looked back.
I can’t believe how hard I’ve fallen for this little guy, and I feel so lucky to be his mama!
Scroll down to read more about Boots and be sure to follow along on Instagram and Snapchat (lemonstripes) for more of the cuteness.
Breed: 1/2 German Shepard, 1/2 Pit Bull. Both breeds get a bad rap because they’re often mistreated and raised for the wrong reasons, but in reality, both breeds (and especially this mix!) are incredibly loyal, smart, protective, and family oriented. We had my five year old brother Jackson with him for a few hours and they exchanged many kisses and cuddles.
Age: He’s six weeks old today. We brought him home this weekend for a day to get him acquainted with the house and for his first visit to the vet, but he’s not old enough to leave his mama yet so we’re taking him home for good in a few weeks. Having him for a whole day was the absolute best and leaving him was the absolute worst.
Training: My husband grew up with German Shepards and is incredible at training dogs. We are going to be crate training him pretty strictly at first so that we can establish boundaries and rules. The vet confirmed that his thinking that we should keep him in his crate unless he’s exercising, eating, or playing with us, is correct. We have a cozy bed in the crate as well as what has, in a day, become his favorite blanket. There is a section of our family room gated off that also includes his water bowl, toys, and a pee pad.
Name: His cute little white paws on all four legs sparked the name boots. My husband came up with it the second he saw him and that was that!
Food: We plan to feed him a mostly organic, natural diet. We bought Wilderness Blue puppy food but if you have any other recommendations, we’re open to it!
Personality: He is the runt of the litter and when we’ve seen him with his brothers, they’re always fighting and playing, and he lays there calmly. He is literally the chillest puppy I’ve ever met and the vet confirmed it! I hope he stays that way but we’ll never know.
So much more to come about our experience with a new puppy and raising a dog. I know you’ll all soon love him as much as we do!
Note: I have deleted a few of the comments below. That is not something I usually do. I believe everyone has an opinion and should be able to voice it anywhere, including here. That being said, I felt as if the some comments were hurtful and mean regarding something that is a very big deal to me and my husband. We love this dog with all of our hearts and plan to treat him as a part of our family! I also added a piece about crate training above.