Happy Sunday guys! Today I'd like to introduce you all to our new little puppy, 'Nala', who was born on the 23rd of December. She's a miniature dachshund just like Ellie, only she's a shaded tan (or red) dapple. I think she's technically considered a red, but she looks tan to me. We were originally hoping for a boy, but once we saw a photo of her we just knew we had to have her.
If she was a boy we were going to call her Henry, and although I was still happy to call her that (Henri - short for Henrietta) B was dead set against it, and so the drama we had when choosing a name for Ellie last year started all over again. I was keen on human names that would work well with 'Ellie', or even colour/food related names, but B wasn't having any of them. Then one morning I was having a shower and was calling out names to B.. I suggested Lola (to which B immediately said No!), then Nola, which B mistakenly heard as 'Nala', and his face lit up like a Christmas tree. I wasn't too keen on it initially as it seems to be a pretty popular name these days, but I quickly put that aside when I thought about how happy the name made B. It really is the perfect name for her though. She even has a little white patch on her chest making her colouring similar to Nala's in The Lion King.
The above photos were taken the day after we moved up to Townsville when Nala was exactly 2 weeks old. As you can see her eyes were only just starting to open, and she was also just starting to walk.
The photos below however were taken on Thursday afternoon when Nala was 3 weeks and 2 days old. She was a lot more responsive the second time around, and twice as adorable if that's even possible.
|Playing with her black and tan sister 'Evie'.|
We're allowed to bring Nala home on Valentines Day at 7 and a half weeks old, but I've asked the breeder if she could please hold on to her for an extra week so that she can spend some more time with her Mum before we take her. We brought Ellie home at the 7 and a half week mark and I just felt like if she'd had an extra week with the Mother that she could have been a little bit better adjusted. In saying that, chances are we'll be so desperate to bring her home that we'll pick her up on the 14th anyway.
If you'd like to see some more photos of Nala before we bring her home, make sure you're following me on instagram here, or you can even follow Nala and Ellie on instagram here. We're going to be visiting her every second week, plus her breeder likes to send us photos fairly regularly. :)