Hey guys! We have a new family member in the Zottola household.
This is our pup, Niva! She’s an eight-month-old Siberian Husky and a total sweetheart. She’s also quite the escape artist and pro jumper. We definitely have our hands full!
I had been wanting a dog since Lola passed away in October. Then Mavis bit Sadie’s face in February and we made the tough decision to re-home her. I was so sad not having a dog in the house. It took some begging, pleading, and convincing, but Jimmy got on board and said he was ready for a dog.
So, we brought Niva home. She has never lived inside a home until now, and she’s honestly adjusted well thus far. House training is going well, she’s gentle with Sadie, and actually afraid of Malcolm! I think we’re all a bit afraid of Malcolm, though 😉
It feels great to have a dog again. It has definitely brought up memories and emotions surrounding Lola and Mavis and has been a big adjustment for our whole family, but overall, we’re having a positive experience. Niva is a wonderful running partner and so snuggly!
She knows “sit” and “down,” and I’m excited to work on more commands and general training. We sure need to! I’ve never had to tell a dog to get off of the kitchen table. Eek!
I’m sure I’ll be sharing much more about Niva girl, but I just wanted to introduce her and share a bit about her for now!