Let's be honest: this post is mainly for the pictures. But I realized I had never done a post just about our Pandemic Puppy, Kiki! He came to us on February 15th, weeks before the country started to shut down due to the spread of COVID-19.
I'd wanted a Boston Terrier for years and he was just the perfect little nugget.
There couldn't have been a better time to have a new puppy. We were all home all. the. time.
We had something to care for.
Something to keep us laughing.
And something to snuggle with when things were extra gloomy.
My friend and photographer Jordan of Red Fencepost Photography reached out asking if we could shoot newborn puppy photos and who am I to say no to such a request?
From the outset, I created a social media account for him on Instagram and later Facebook. 1. To have a place to spam with puppy photos without annoying people on my personal pages (they still get some... not quite THIS much though).
And 2. To highlight dog-friendly places and spaces around Omaha. He and I only hit up a few of these before the shutdown took hold but eventually I'll post a wrap-up of those spaces, as well.
Each December I've already been juggling twins' birthday, my husband's birthday, and Christmas so why not throw a dog's birthday in the mix, as well? Put it on my tab.
We celebrated Kiki's 1st birthday on December 26th with treats we picked up at Woof & Whiskers in the Shops at West Grayhawk...
Topped that off with some dog-friendly frozen yogurt from Doggurt...
Toys my kids picked out from Fun Services, a local family-owned business...
And a bunch of new threads from Omaha-based online shop Ripley & Rue. Kiki is also an ambassador with them so if you ever need any ultra-cute gear you can use his code for a discount: KIKI10
If you're like me and can't get enough of doggos, feel free to follow him at @kiki.in.omaha on social. I plan to pick back up with the showcase of dog-friendly businesses in Omaha once things calm down a bit again.
Ah, heck here's one more puppy pic.