Meet Louie

March 23, 2016

As some of you may have seen on social media Mark and I got a puppy! His name is Louie and he's a five month old rescue pup. We think he's a Pomeranian, Dachshund mix of some kind. 

We're both huge dog lovers and had really been wanting a dog of our own, but it never seemed like a good time. We even applied for a few other dogs, and went to meet one, but it never panned out. The first dog we went to look at was at the Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority, and while that didn't work out, we really liked the vibe we got from them. So I had been periodically checking to see what kind of dogs were coming in to the SVACA and last week I saw him online and immediately sent Mark the link. We set up an appointment right away to go meet him on Saturday and fell in love with his friendly and cuddly personality. We took him home later that day! Even though we'd wanted a dog for a long time, it happened so fast.

The first few days have been a whirlwind. I won't sugarcoat it: we're exhausted and overwhelmed. Having Mark as my partner in this has been amazing though. I can't imagine trying to raise a puppy alone! 

He has declared war against the throw pillows, loves to play, and would cuddle in our laps all day if he could. He also loves to bark at everything, doesn't like his kennel, and wants to be with us all the time. There is definitely a lot of work and training to be done. 

I'll admit that I've had my moments of doubt, and have freaked out about whether this was the right choice or not, but I do think it's impossible to be completed prepared for such a big life change. 

Honestly, the internet has been both a blessing and a curse. It's so nice to be able to immediately google "what kind of kibble should I be feeding my dog?" But there are millions of articles written about how to train dogs and what the best practices are and everything contradicts one another. It's so confusing! 

We're kind of just flying by the seat of our pants right now and hoping it works out. When he's adorably sleeping in my lap, or successfully goes potty outside it's all worth it though!

I would love to hear any tips or suggestions, or just words of encouragement you may have about raising a dog!

xo Catherine 


  1. Your Louie looks just like my Coopie (Cooper). Our boys are too handsome. :) <3 I've been researching what kind of breed Cooper could be and I had stumbled upon a Doc-Pom mix and found your site. I swear they look like brothers. :) My instagram is @alexisclaire — if you want to see pictures of your Louie's doppleganger.

  2. They do look so much alike! So happy you told me!


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