Sunday, February 19, 2012

There's No Place Like Home

She's in constant motion, so most of the photos we have taken are blurry, but we are loving our blurry furry Gemma!

Her first twenty-four hours with us have been delightful. We have limited her access to the house at the moment for two reasons: 1.) it is a lot of house for a little puppy, and 2.) this allows Jack to have some "personal" space from his zealous new friend.  For the time being Gemma is allowed in the kitchen, the hallways, and the game room.

She didn't have any accidents yesterday because we have been diligent about taking her outside frequently. We have read that the fewer accidents that the puppy has in the house, the quicker she will learn to go to the bathroom outside. So accident prevention--even if it is OUR doing--is still a good policy.

She slept in a crate next to our bed. When we first put her in, she cried for about 5 minutes, and then she calmed down and went to sleep. She woke me up at 2 a.m. for a potty break, and after a quick trip outside where she did her business, she went right back into her crate. She whined again for another 5 minutes, and then went to sleep until 8 a.m.!

We have been reading that Cairn Terriers are VERY closely related to wolves, and we can see a strong resemblance, particularly when Gemma is exploring outside. She's captured our hearts and we are head over heels in love with the newest member of our family.


  1. She is beautiful. So sweet! I just want to hug her and smell her puppy breath!

  2. What a bundle of love! The video is wonderful. Reminds me of Chase when we brought him home. Love the energy!

  3. Oh wow, she looks adorable! Bunches of fun! Love you, Aunt Jenn!

  4. She is so cute Aunt Jenn! Love you all!

  5. Oh, she is sooo sooo cute! What a fun time for your family. Enjoy!