A New Puppy For Our Family: Welcome Miss Katie

My post is very late today, but there’s a good reason for that. I spent this morning working and a portion of this afternoon running errands and acquainting myself with the newest addition to our family…Katie, the mini beagle. (She lives with my parents, as do Chloe and Sadie, but we claim we have joint custody.)

Katie was supposed to arrive yesterday via Delta Airlines, but when my parents and daughter went to pick her up at Portland International Airport, they found out that her flight had been cancelled due to a mechanical failure with her plane, which meant our precious little pup was in stranded in Detroit. Needless to say, we all were on pins and needles all night, worrying about the welfare of Katie. Luckily, the airline has policies in place in the event a pet is stranded like that. Phew!

At about 9:00 this morning, my parents and Mikala set out for the airport once more, hoping and praying she made it onto her flight. All of our fears about her missing her flight were alleviated at about 12:15 or so when Katie’s puppy crate was placed into my parents anxiously awaiting hands.

As a “nice to meet you” present, Katie promptly pooped in her crate, which meant her smell just delightful. So you can guess what my job was this evening after running errands with my mom; I got the pleasure of bathing the pooch. Let me tell you, that little cutie grunted and groaned her way through the whole thing. It was just too darn cute! She then curled up on Blake’s lap and fell asleep. Her bath wore her out.

Well, that’s it for today’s post. Now I’m off to finish work and watch Despicable Me with my kiddos.

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  1. Daisy says:

    Aww, she’s such a cute puppy! Glad she made it safely. Was she purchased from a dealer that had to fly her there? I really didn’t even know that there was such a thing as a mini beagle.

    ... on July January 8th, 2011
  2. Nikki says:

    My parents bought her from a breeder in North or South Dakota. I can’t remember which. Their other two mini beagles are from the same place.

    Mini beagles are between 10 and 12 inches long. When I first heard about them, I thought they’d be teacup size, but their not. My mom’s oldest is actually closer to a normal size beagle at 25 lbs. She’s a bit portly. The middle one is 15 lbs. and 10 inches. She’s a little peanut. But she looks huge next to Katie, who is maybe 2 lbs. right now.

    ... on July January 8th, 2011
  3. Michelle says:

    She’s adorable. Enjoy the new little furry family member. 🙂

    ... on July January 9th, 2011
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  5. Bailey says:

    She is so adorable. We got our “Katy” in September, but she was 2 a rescue Sheltie. Our new furry ones are have their challenges but the joys far outweigh them.

    ... on July January 9th, 2011
  6. Nikki says:

    Yeah, the joys do. My parents have their hands full with their middle dog. She’s the high maintenance one. But none of us would trade her in for the world.

    ... on July January 9th, 2011
  7. Nick says:

    We actually have one of Katie’s sisters as our new pet! I can tell because the presents in the background of Katie’s picture are the exact same presents in the background of OUR puppy’s picture when we bought her. Too crazy! Hope you guys are enjoying her. We named our’s Lady J and she’s just delightful!

    ... on July January 13th, 2011
  8. Nikki says:

    Seriously? What a small world! Katie is a handful but we all love her.

    We also have two more minis from the same place. One of them is actually related to Katie.

    ... on July January 13th, 2011

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