Oh, congratulations on you new family member! Puppies can be a lot of trouble but they are definitely worth it. :D
Earlier this year, as we were readying to move, our poor little Filly boy -- our ferret -- became sickly, and shortly after the move in May, he passed away. We still all get emotional whenever talking about him, as he was a joyous part of our family. And he will always be celebrated here in our house.
Yesterday, though, we invited a new member into our family, Bandit, a little Boston terrier given to us by one of my wife's co-workers. Just in the one day he's been here, he's been a real joy. We estimate him to be about 8-months old, and he has been having some bathroom issues, but it's all good. He's taken to us immediately and is incredibly affectionate.
My poor wife was up with him for a good bit of the night last night, though, as he was wimpering and standing by the back door as though he wanted to go out. He did that a few times last night, and I'm supposing it was home sickness. But we're gonna give him lots of love, lots of treats, and basically spoil the heck out of him 'cause, you know, YOLO.
Anyway, sorry to hear about Filly, but congrats on gaining a new family member! He looks adorable and I hope he gets used to his new home soon. (:
I've had 2 bostons. Awesome dogs. They both did not get along with wildlife though, so be careful. We had dozens of dead rabbits, birds, moles, stray cats, etc. Smart and emotive animals.
@auron11022 LOL Wow, I had no idea. I'll keep an eye out for that, then. Our backyard is a bit like a nature preserve. Lots of pines in the very back, with squirrels, etc. I even saw a possum crawling along our fence tonight when I took Bandit out for one last walk before bedtime.
@ArmoredCore55 Thank you. Filly was really quite an amazing little creature. Never met another ferret quite that loveable.
He looks like he will be a good dog. The family dog we used to have never stopped wanting to go out for bathroom at 4 am, so hopefully he will not make keeping you awake at night a long term habit. :)