Introducing Jay {Wright} Knight

When I spoke to my husband about getting a puppy, I am 100% certain he was ready to certify me as absolutely crazy. At the time, we were knee deep in potty training our extremely free-spirited daughter. In retrospect, it was the worst time to bring a puppy into the mix. So of course that is what I decided to do. 

 When we visited the Oklahoma City Humane Society, and decided to bring home our little puppy it was apparent how unprepared we were, no small leash/collar, dog bed, bowls, crates. My husband was actually at work, and just resigned to let me do what I needed to do. I took a few very awkward selfies and sent them his way. The kids took very little convincing.
Once he was home, we had to name the puppy. Of course, no one could agree on a name. We went around and around, and FINALLY after 3 or 4 days a friend from college suggested that we name the little guy "Jay Wright" after the handsome Villanova basketball coach, her exact comment was something like "Jay Wright--handsome, with salt + pepper hair, and a winner!" When I told my husband we both laughed, and he was like "I think that's the name." After a few weeks, he and I were sitting together and for some reason I was thinking about combining both of our alma maters, so I mentioned "Jay Knight" and we knew that was it.  Knowing that we would probably struggle potty training a puppy AND a stubborn toddler, we decided to send Jay off to a positive reinforcement dog trainer to begin his training and then sent him back when he was a little older. I would like to work with Jay taking weekly classes once my husband finishes school.  Jay is about 9 months old now and about 20 pounds. He's durable enough to play with the children, he's great in the car, he's mostly potty trained, and melts our heart when he climbs into his crate on his own at the end of the day. While it hasn't been easy or perfectly smooth (I recall one day thinking my daughter and dog were having a dueling banjos of sorts--but with accidents!!!) 

One of the neatest things was finding out the results of Jay's DNA Results: 
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