On this day in history, do you know what happened? We all know, Madison has forgotten a lot of it, but we have reminded her. When you are just over a year old, history doesn’t have to go back all that far!
October 13th, 2016 was a big day because it is the day Mom and Bailie drove all the way to Missouri to pick up our new little sister, Ethos Intel Inside CGC TD, aka Madison. Madison was just hanging out with her brothers and sisters and had no idea what was about to happen.
They all arrived back home late at night after a trying drive with little Madison crying most of the seven hour drive home, and Bailie being scared to death of the tiny, loud puppy. The next morning Madison realized she no longer was in a litter of ten, she was in her new family of three. Her first instinct was to run fast and get out of here, but she settled in quickly.
In the early days, I was interested in Madison and figuring out what she was all about and if she was really going to stay with us forever. I gave her a lot of good sniffing over.
It took Bailie several days to overcome her fear if Madison. Seriously, how can any hound be scared of such a tiny puppy? She then went over the top with love for the little one.
Actually, I think Madison is the one who went over the top with Bailie. She realized Bailie might be three but she is a complete puppy at heart.
Madison is very smart and I think she could tell I’m the one with the knowledge around here. While she played and was all fun and games with Bailie, she followed and studied me. I was not going to play, and she learned that quickly too.
My mom wanted a female, breed standard, who stayed black and would be good at sports. Madison fits the bill perfectly. She is also not shy and rarely is afraid of anything. You can see the confidence in the way she sits, even at nine weeks old. She has accomplished quite a bit in her fourteen month life!
With Bailie as her BFF, there is no shortage of fun and trouble for her either. The difference is Madison knows the rules and cares about them, Bailie knows them, but could care less. Madison’s dad is my half brother and Mom says she sees a lot of me in Madison when it comes to work ethic and knowing how to behave. Nevertheless, Bailie and Madison are two peas in a pod and really enjoy being sisters. I enjoy them having each other so I don’t have to be mixed up with that nonsense!
Finally, I will leave you with a comparison from October 13, 2016 to October 12, 2017. Mom holding her baby, who seems to have really grown and is now a good 31 pounds!
Happy Gotcha Day, Madison! We love you!