Happy Little Things: We Adopted a Puppy!

February 05, 2018

Meet Luna, the newest addition to the Catching Happiness family:


It’s been more than two years since we lost our family dog, Scout. My husband especially has been missing the companionship of a dog. After months of discussion, stewing, and trolling adoption websites, we came upon this little face:


She was described as a lab/Jack Russell Terrier mix (though we think she looks more like JRT/beagle or hound). She and her four siblings had been abandoned. We adopted her from a rescue group about a week ago, and they estimated that she is about three months old. We plan to celebrate her birthday on Halloween!

Queen Prudy is curious but allows no unwanted advances.  Since we didn’t change her routine or territory, so far she’s OK with the new arrival. This morning she almost looked like she was ready to play. Fingers crossed they can be friendly, if not friends.

Luna is already sleeping through the night in her crate, and knows how to sit and stay for short periods of time. She’s doing well on housetraining.

(Clearly, she’s gifted J)



Her little tail wags a mile a minute and she greets a 30-second absence from the couch as though it were 30 days. She’s loving and people-oriented, and my husband is thrilled with his new buddy—I think it kills him just a little to leave her to go to work every day. They spent hours outside in the yard together this weekend.

So things are just a bit chaotic here. I work when she naps—just like when my son was a baby. She’s helping me to take breaks and go outside, to get out of my head and pay attention, to simply be without feeling I have to multi-task all the time. I know there will be many more simple pleasures and everyday adventures ahead for us and I look forward to them all.

Pooped puppy

What’s making you happy right now?

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7 comments

  1. She's a doll! Cannot wait to meet her. As for what's making me happy right now...living vicariously through your new puppy.

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    1. Come on over anytime, Laure--she'd love to say hello. :)

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  2. Ahhh, what a sweetie! She doesn’t look anything like a lab to me, but who knows?

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    1. I agree, Cheryl. She looks more hound or beagle in the face, or maybe German Shorthair Pointer? There were five puppies found together, two black and white and three blonde that looked more lab-y. Whatever she is, she's a real sweetheart and very loving. That's all that really matters!

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  3. Oh, lucky her, lucky you all!! Dogs, I met a rescue dog this morning, and it was something the way she brightened my time! Love that she is helping you to be healthy and happy, and you her! What's making me happy? Being indoors these days, cozy and snug!

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    1. Dogs do have a way of brightening a day.

      Stay warm, Rita!

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  4. Oh Kathy - just catching up on your posts - Luna is so adorable. Will be looking forward to watching this one grow. Enjoy friend. Hugs!

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