Life as Lou

Elementary, My Dear Watson!

  • November 30, 2011 3:13 pm

Meet Watson! This little guy is the newest addition to the Killian family. He is a liver and white English Springer Spaniel. I love Springers! I had one growing up (Lizzie, best dog ever) and loved her to pieces and she was amazing, so this little guy has some big paws to fill. He is three months old, and so we are in the thick of puppy training, convincing him that potty goes outside and chewing is limited to his toys and not my stuff, face or fingers.

So far, he is really pretty well behaved for a puppy. We kennel train, and he is pretty comfortable in his kennel- minimal whining during the day, and no whining at night. He is also very good about not soiling his kennel, so we are on the right track.

We had looked for a springer for quite some time when I came across his puppy picture online. It felt right so we went ahead and started arranging for him. The only challenging thing was that Watson was located six hours from us, near Sioux Falls, SD! We planned a long day trip for after Thanksgiving, and then Chris called and told me that he was being sent to Sioux Falls overnight to do Honor Guard services at a funeral. SCORE!

We were able to work it out for Watson to catch a ride home with the Honor Guard, so we got our little guy Wednesday night, right before Thanksgiving. It was a scramble to get everything we needed for a puppy in two days! His first day at home was eventful. I’m sure between the roasting bird and the extra people he was pretty excited. We had our good friends, the Davis family over for turkey and fun, so they got to know Watson and helped name him.

Now Watson gets to see their oldest daughter every morning at Seminary, so I am pretty sure he thinks she is a part of the family. Watson likes the kids, but he is very attached to me (probably because I fill the food dish, take him outside and spend the most time sitting here with him right by me). I’m sure as he gets older and more confident he will realize how much fun the kids are.

He has one really weird quirk. He barks to get his water dish refilled, and flings it around the room with his paws. I have got to get that on camera one of these days. It is annoying, but hilarious.

So that’s our puppy! I have to take him outside now, so best run!


  1. Cute guy!!!!
    If you get tired of him messing with the water dish, give him a plastic bottle to have fun with. Not the easy-chewed-to-pieces ones, but the ones a little less soft; the kind of soda bottles we have here are great. Bottle spins in a fun way and will tease his hunting instincts.

  2. Sue says:

    Lou, are you sure he’s liver and white? He looks black to me. Is it just the photo? I love that face. I cannot wait to meet him.

    Your site looks awesome. My babe has her own .com. I am so proud.

  3. Sanisi says:

    He’s such a cutie. He knows you’re the alpha.

  4. Laurence says:

    What a cute puppy ! I’m glad you could move all of your blog !

  5. sherri says:

    This blog looks GREAT Leee – ah :) So happy you were able to find a solution. Bye bye Blogsome. And that Watson…from the name to those eyes, to his pink little toes, he’s perfection. All the best with the training.

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