Friday, March 4, 2011

Introducing my very own little puppy…


Now you might be able to guess where my family got the idea for his name, but Enzo’s name also contains three of the four letters of their first Golden Retriever’s name, and has "NZ" in the middle – which is where we live, so his name is extra special to them. Of course your first two ideas about where this Italian name comes from are also correct.

He came home last Saturday, and this is the first time I have had to write about him. Enzo is a mini-me, he follows me around, barks lots when he wants to play or go outside, plays with my toys, has very tasty food (I’d forgotten what puppy food tastes like!) and makes us all smile.

If you read my earlier posts ( I'm getting a puppy and Puppy photos ), you will know that I first got to meet Enzo when he was five and a half weeks old! I was allowed to visit the ten puppies (although I had to be on the other side of the fence), and all the other Golden Retrievers that lived there, so when mum and dad came home on the 20th of February smelling again of puppies I knew something was up.

Picking our puppy on the 20th of February.

This is the one!

They told me how hard it was to choose. The process took them so long that the puppies even had a rest while they were deciding. I wish they could have brought all ten puppies home as that would have been so much fun, but after much playing, looking and thinking they picked the one with the black collar that kept following them around and snuggling into mum's lap because they fell in love with the mischievous look on his face, and they said that he reminded them of what I looked like when I was young.

Then last Saturday my humans disappeared for a while and left me home alone. Little did I know that it would be one of the last times I had the whole house and back yard to myself.

Pick up day (8 1/2 weeks old) with his teddy and mum.

The car ride home on mum's lap, while dad drove.
Getting used to our front yard
and to me.
I think we are going to be great friends!

Since Saturday Enzo has and I have had lots of human visitors – young and old, he has been to the vets for his nine week injections and check, and we have taken so much of mum’s time that she has hardly taken any photos, or visit your blogs or do things for herself especially as dad had to go overseas for work.

Anyway it is time for mum and I to play with him. I'll try to get mum to take some more photos for you, and hopefully she will find some "spare time" to visit your blogs and type to my thoughts (as I am unable to type with my big paws) about my little puppy on this blog.

Bye for now,



Pepper said...

He is just so so cute, you're going to have heaps of fun together and I can't wait to hear about all your adventures!

Sheila and Bob said...

He is so cute, but aren't all Golden puppies and for that matter Goldens in general.

Looks like you will have a lot of fun with this little guy.

Hamish & Sophie

Maggie and Mitch said...

Enzo is just too cute for words, Riley! Have tons of fun with your little new brother!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Homer said...

Hey Enzo,

Nice to meet you! You are such a cute little puppy! And, you are so lucky to have Riley around who is going to look after you!


~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I'm having problems with my dashboard and am trying to stay caught up, but having a hard time--But CONGRATS on the new addition to your home!! I've LOVED the pictures and getting to know Enzo and reading about how he came to you! I know you'll be a wonderful brother and mentor!

Asta said...

It's so nice that you nave a new puppy!1
I know that he will leawn so many things fwom you and give youw wondewful playtime togethew
WELCOME ENZO!!!!!!(I love youw name!)

this is wondewful news!!! I look fowawd to see you two gwow togethew
smoochie kisses

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...


AND then even more KHUTE!!!!

What GReat pikhs -

How khool woo are khlikhking so furry well!

PeeEssWoo: I wonder if woo will be able to zoooooom as fast as another Enzo!

Jacqueline said...

Congratulations on getting a little brother, handsome Riley!!...Enzo is just adorable and we love all the photos; we are so glad he found such a loving home and we know you guys are going to have a great life together...Have a fun, happy weekend, sweet friends...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

MAXMOM IN SA said...

Oooooooh! Puppy breath!
Riley, you and your sweet little Enzo look like peas out of the same pod! He is the split image of you and so, so cute! No wonder your humans chose him!
Oh, please put up more and more pictures! I just love this excitement. He will grow up so quickly.
Enjoy your little brother!

Amber-Mae said...

He's a very lovely puppy & the name Enzo suits him perfectly! LOVE that picture of the puppies snoozing on the grass. Too cute!

Anya said...

Oh.. Riley
So nice to see your new little puppy Enzo
(I love that name :-)
He is so cute and adorable.
Kareltje is also very happy with a new compagnon
just like you Riley !!!
Enjoy and make fun
with your little lovely brother

HUgs cuddle
Kareltje =^.^= ♥ Betsie >^.^<

Mrs. JP said...

Wow, Enzo is a cutie pie for sure. Riley will be a great big brother...Enzo is such a mini-Riley!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Awww....welcome Enzo!! You have the cutest face! (Well, after Riley, of course!)

Congratulations on your new baby brother, Riley! You're sure going to have your paws full (I sort of know what you feel like, although I think you got a better deal - at least your new family member doesn't hiss & make ugly faces at you all the time!)

Gosh - I can imagine how difficult it was for your humans to choose a puppy! They were all gorgeous! I'll bet you're going to enjoy showing Enzo all your tricks, eh? (see, I still talk Kiwi!)

Honey the Great Dane

Anonymous said...

O so many pups to choose from - we can see why your humans took a long time! Our human had that difficulty when choosing me(Lexi) there was 9 of us.

We are looking forward to hearing about what the two of you get up to :)

Licks and lots of slobber,
Lexi and Jasper the Danes