We showed you a few pictures of the newest addition to the firehouse, but many of you (rightfully) asked for more of that cuteness in your life. Hank has basically taken over my Instagram feed, but I figured it was worth taking a moment to share a few pictures from the professional camera on here.

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These were all shot in the first month we had him and since then he’s grown so much! When we brought him home he was 26 pounds. Now he’s already 50+. To say he’s going to be big is an understatement. We’re totally cool with that. In fact, it’s what we wanted.

He’s basically so cute that it’s unfair. I mean, come on. That face.

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Obviously there’s been a big learning curve for all of us.

Hank – How do I use these back legs? What can and can’t be chewed on? When will the big dog let me play with her?
Mojo – Is this thing really sticking around? Ok, fine I guess I’ll play with him.

She really wanted nothing to do with him for the first 4 weeks that he was with us. Maybe he was too small? Maybe she didn’t like that he accidentally bit her ear on day one? Thankfully, something clicked and she’s finally turned into the dog we thought she would be around him. She’s teaching him how to play and is so patient with him when they romp. It’s adorable.
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Our learning curve has been focused around finding a rhythm that works for every person and pet. It feels like it gets a little easier every day, which means less time cleaning up pee and more time soaking up this brief time when he’s so small.


  1. *swoons* He is world class cuuuute!! Thanks for sharing and lifting my spirit. You’re such a great writer and exude caring, humor and warmth. The perfect mommy for this puppy.

    1. Aww! Thanks for the sweet comment, Pam!

  2. He is just the cutest. I love that he’s tsken over Instagram!

    1. I know, right? His face is hard to resist.

  3. As I tried to coin once (but it never happened): megadorbs! He’s a dreamy lil’/kinda huge thing. I’m glad to hear the mojo has finally started to accept him. Dogs have their own code.

    And, p.s., you guys are such great photographers! I’m glad it’s a professional endeavor for you – the world deserves more beauty! xoxo

    1. Hahahah Megadorbs is a little hard to say. Perhaps that’s why it never took off? Still it seems fitting. He really is that cute!

      We’re so relieved that they are getting along. I was on the bring of accepting that she would just ignore him forever.

      Aww! Thanks so much 🙂

  4. He’s wonderful! Yay for fur family!

    1. 🙂 Thanks, Carey!

  5. OMG soooooo cute!!! I think it’s actually impossible to have both a puppy and an Instagram account and not have the puppy take over the Instagram. I’m glad you guys are able to soak up the puppiness!! I had my first puppy experience last year (we had been thinking about getting a second dog for reasons similar to yours, and randomly ended up finding an 8-week-old stray at an abandoned house in our neighborhood and keeping her). In our case she learned the “don’t pee in the house” thing pretty quickly, but “don’t wake us up five times a night” took awhile, and she’s still an amazingly destructive chewer at a little over a year old 😛 I look back at the puppy pics and I’m like, man, you were REALLY adorable… but I’m still glad it’s over!! 🙂

    1. Oh wow! That sounds like fate 🙂 Oooh! That makes me feel better. I’ll take cleaning up pee and getting sleep over not getting enough sleep any day.
      You’re absolutely right! I love that he is so cute, but I will not miss the puppy days.

      1. But the puppy breath is like the smell of an infant, wonderful. 😉

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