Snapshots // Meet Max!

Posted June 21 2012

I'm more excited than usual for this installment of "Snapshots" because I am introducing our new puppy Max!! Max, or Maximus Roger Fernandez, is our 4 month old German Shepherd puppy. We've had this little dude for about a month now and we just love him so much! Now, I will say this, puppies are no joke. It has taken a ton of patience and consistency in training but he's a very smart, loving, and outgoing dog and we are happy to have him in our lives. I look forward to watching him continue to grow, and boy is he growing! His daddy is a 100lb.'er so we may have quite a large dog on our hands one day! He'll look intimidating but will be sweet as pie :) 

So, if you know me, you know I love my cats so that was a huge point of concern when we decided to bring this guy into our home. We've been very careful to introduce them all in phases and keep a close watch on them when they do interact. The biggest issue is that the cats are older, and well, they just don't have the energy or patience for Max right now. His invites to "play" come off as bothersome to the cats so there is a lot of growling and an occasional flying claw (or two) but things are exponentially better than the first week or two with him in the house. My hope is that they'll all become best buds!

I hope you'll enjoy the pics below that I compiled for this post. They are all from my Instagram feed. if you'd like to keep up with me on Instagram my username is sassandperil. I'm snapping more pics of him with my Canon as well but iphones just make it so easy to capture that moment in a jiffy, you know? 

Anyone else out there own a German Shepherd or are new puppy parents like us? I'd love to share tips and stories!

licks, from Max!