Meet Pippa!

November 13, 2013

Before I go any further, thank you all so much for your sweet comments, e-mails and words regarding my last post. I appreciate each and every one of them and writing about our experience was extremely good for me. I can only hope it helps someone else who is going through something similar down the road. I plan to respond to each and every comment and e-mail if possible, but it may take some time. Since I have been traveling for work the last five days, I’ve gotten a little bit behind. Thanks in advance for your patience!


Photos Courtesy of Jodi Grages Menke

I have some extremely exciting news to share with you all today! We are adding a new member to our little family, a little King Charles Cavalier Spaniel named Pippa! For a while now we have thought about getting a second Cavalier, but we wanted to make sure that the timing was right and, more importantly, the actual puppy we got was the right dog to add to the mix.

Nutmeg, as you probably already know, is extremely mellow and calm and loves to cuddle and be loved on. We were looking for a puppy who had a similar calm and thoughtful temperament who would make good company for Nutmeg. When a reputable breeder near our home had a litter of puppies that would be ready to go to their new homes come December, we decided to go take a look at the litter in case there was a dog that seemed like a good fit for our family.

Immediately we were won over by little Pippa. She was the smallest of the litter, less rowdy than some of her boisterous siblings and had the sweetest little face. When we first met her, she cuddled in our arms forever and seemed content to just stare at us. After taking some time to think things over, we put down a deposit and made her ours! She will be coming home with us on December 17th, but until then we are allowed to go visit as much as we like. I can assure you we have been taking full advantage, and we’ll even be able to bring Nutmeg in a couple weeks to meet Pipp!

Get ready to be overwhelmed with puppy pictures in the coming months….


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  • Reply natalie November 13, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    she’s darling! look at that little face.

  • Reply Rachel November 13, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    How exciting, congrats! I LOVE DOGS/PUPPIES. I am soooo hopeful for the day we get another puppy! For now I will live vicariously through you šŸ˜‰ What a cutie! Can’t wait to see/read more about her šŸ™‚

    • Reply MadisonMayberry November 17, 2013 at 4:13 pm

      Rachel, I feel your pain! I’ve been asking for a second dog since Joe and I got married 2 1/2 years ago. I guess he finally caved. šŸ™‚

  • Reply Justine November 13, 2013 at 10:35 pm


    • Reply MadisonMayberry November 17, 2013 at 4:12 pm

      Justine, you can come visit any time you want. šŸ˜‰

  • Reply Kristin Golemon November 14, 2013 at 1:27 am

    Hands down, the cutest puppy in the world!

    • Reply MadisonMayberry November 17, 2013 at 4:12 pm

      Thank you, Kristin! I’m a little biased, but we really do love her already.

  • Reply poiresauchocolat November 14, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Oh my, she’s SO cute! There’s nothing quite so cheering as a new puppy.

    • Reply MadisonMayberry November 17, 2013 at 4:09 pm

      Oh my goodness, isn’t that the truth?! Puppies bring so much joy! Especially when then bounce around everywhere they go.

  • Reply Gabby Deitsch November 15, 2013 at 4:31 am

    This is so exciting for you guys! She is adorable :). But I do have to ask just because I’m a huge rescue and adoption advocate – have you guys looked into rescuing a pup from an adoption shelter nearby? I know some people may not think that the breed they want is available for adoption or rescuing but with some digging, research and patience, usually a dog that fits with a family will show up because there are SO many dogs out there who need rescued. Even if you guys didn’t look into it, I just wanted to share my thoughts – maybe someone who reads this will want to look into that option. šŸ™‚

    • Reply MadisonMayberry November 17, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      Hi Gabby! Thanks for the comment and sweet words about Pippa! We’re quite excited.

      Good question about rescue dogs! We did look into a rescue dog. Knowing that we wanted a Cavalier, we have been looking for the past couple years on CavalierRescueUSA.org in hopes that we would find a dog that was a good fit for our family. However, the right dog never really came our way. Additionally, with Cavalier Rescue they want families of rescue dogs to have a fenced in yard (which we do not have) and are quite picky about the owners not being gone for long periods of time during the day (we both work typical 8-4 jobs) so we weren’t great candidates. But yes, I do think that rescue is a great option! Especially for people who aren’t particularly keen on the idea of training a puppy and have a little extra time, love and attention to give. Thanks for sharing!

      • Reply Gabby Deitsch November 17, 2013 at 10:51 pm

        That makes total sense and thanks for sharing that link about CavalierRescueUSA.org – sounds like a great organization! When we rescued Gracie we were really surprised at how picky they were about new owners and luckily we were able to work around the fact that we didn’t have a fenced-in yard (at the time), but that makes total sense. Can’t wait until you guys get Pippa – I want to see tons of photos! šŸ™‚

  • Reply sugarplumblog November 16, 2013 at 3:40 am

    Pippa is adorable!

    • Reply MadisonMayberry November 17, 2013 at 3:29 pm

      Thank you! We think so, too!

  • Reply Danielle Butler November 18, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    She is so cute. I can’t wait for more puppy pictures!

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