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Photography by Victoria Gloria
It’s never a good time to get a puppy, or have a baby, or buy a new house or anything that can be life changing. Of course, there is some sort of planning when it comes down to it but ultimately, things that require change are always things you need to take a leap of faith with. Getting Winston is a perfect example of this. I grew up with 3 German Shepherds. 2 of them were around for my whole life and then our last little guy was with us for awhile until he went off to a farm loving home and became a show Shepherd. I am a dog lover by nature and have always wanted a companion for myself and for our family. Having the girls grow up with a Shepherd was always something I wanted and it’s been so amazing watching them come fast friends.
I knew that there was a significant amount of work ahead of us before we made the decision. Winston, came to us from Germany in early September and boy, was he a handful. He definitely has a laid back personality but he’s still a puppy and let’s us know that from time to time 😉 He had to go outside in the middle of the night for the first 1-2 weeks, which was BRUTAL in between the wake-ups with Ellie bear too. I thought for sure I would lose my mind, but hey, here I am! I lived to tell you about it 😉 Training has been a bit difficult to fit in but we are making sure we stay on top of it so that he grows up to be a big, smart boy! We take him to class once per week and he will be going to a K9 trainer in December for 2 weeks as well. I do daily “work” with him and make sure that he gets plenty of exercise. The best part about that is Olivia LOVES to run outside with him so I will just open the door and let them run free in the fenced yard.
I could not be happier that Winston has entered our lives and brings us so much joy on a daily basis. He is extremely gentle with Ellie, makes the goofiest faces and has feet and ears bigger than the rest of his body. At 4 months he weighs in at 36 pounds (which is a relief since he was significantly underweight when he arrived with us) and he’s a big solid boy!
We often take him to my favorite park down the street from us where he loves meeting new friends. So many people and other dogs walk here and he really enjoys it. We’ve been adding on a ton of layers since it’s been 30-40 degrees on some mornings! I love layering plaid shirts, denim jackets and sweaters! Hats are also my favorite accessory. The beret I am wearing here is by Rella and it’s so cozy and warm. They have some gorgeous warm weather accessories that you’ll want to check out here! Rella is an affordable luxury brand that is the best way to spruce up your fall and winter wardrobe. It’s also perfect for gifting during the holiday season! 🙂
My Outfit Details
Beret // thanks to Rella
Madewell Sweater // Last year but similar here
Flannel Shirt // ON SALE FOR $12 with code: WARM
Shoes // Hush Puppies
Cardigan Sweater // Zara
Hat // Old Navy
Socks // Gap
Boots // Target
Have a great weekend everyone!