Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Hey everyone! It's been a while since I sat down and talked about life with ya, and well, surprise! Meet the newest addition to our family, Arlo. Miss Arlo is the cutest, wrinkliest, most lovable Shar Pei pup ever -- and I'm not just being biased. It took a decent amount of begging, a pretty penny, and an eight hour road trip to bring her home. I knew the second I was sent her picture that she was what we were missing. Call me crazy, but somehow adding a puppy to our currently chaotic life, was exactly what we needed. She brings so much joy and lots of puppy kisses and who doesn't love puppy kisses? Lyla has been asking or rather, demanding that we provide her with sibling and while we are not quite ready to head down that route, we figured it would be a great time to introduce a furry friend. 

Luna was Arlo's original name given to her by the breeders, but that didn't work out for us since it happens to be my the name of my in-laws doggy. We had a few names picked out for the pup: Bleu, Peaches, Pumpkin, Hunny, Sauci, Arlo, and Mya. After talking it over a few days we just could not choose and the more we talked the more we thought about why we couldn't name her with any of the names we liked. Bleu, was too posh. Every Shar Pei is called Peaches. Absolutely could not name her Mya when it's our friends' daughter's name. Sauci sounded too much like Stassi, which was the name of Alan's motorcycle (Weird, I know ). Hunny would get confused if I were to call my hunnies, hunny. Do you see what I mean? So, to solve our problem, we let Lyla choose and she chose...Arlo, "like the dinosaur" -from The Good Dinosaur. Arlo was our first and most liked choice, our only issue with it was that it could cause confusion, being that Arlo is primarily a male name and our pup is a female. But hey, it's 2017 and who's going to tell a little girl what she can and can't name her doggy? So everyone, this is Arlo. 
She is the biggest sweetheart, more so than what we could have ever wished for. 
She's currently 10 weeks in these photos. Isn't she the most snuggly little thing you've ever laid eyes on? 

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