3AMI took Gracie to the vet yesterday morning and she got a clean bill of health! The vet’s best guess is that she is mostly Cocker Spaniel and perhaps a little Shih Tzu due to the shape of her face and hair pattern, but it’s all a guess anyway. The vet also guessed her age at about 3 months and that she’d probably reach a final weight of around 20 lbs. Right now she ways 7.3 lbs.

She now has her first round of shots, an application of Frontline and a follow up appointment in three weeks. She’s been an absolute joy to have in the house and she has such a great disposition. While I worked yesterday, she slept at my feet and didn’t make a peep. Oh how I have missed having a dog! The only negative was that she started whining and scratching at the door at 3:15am this morning. Until she’s integrated with the rest of our pets (4 cats), we’re keeping her in the downstairs bathroom when we go to bed. So when she started making noise, I woke up and I took her for a walk outside.

When she was done I put her back in the bathroom, but it wasn’t long before she was whining again. I tried to ignore her and let her get it out of her system and go back to sleep, but after 5 minutes, I just couldn’t hold out any longer. I walked back downstairs and let her out. I slept the rest of the night on the couch with her and she couldn’t have been happier. Small price to pay to have her in my life. šŸ™‚