501 words! lol We (more likely just I) had some serious puppy fever over the last year or so. I’m not sure if it was because our Lucy Lou who was getting older and looking more & more gray every day, or just because English Bulldogs are the cutest puppies on earth! I had made the mistake of joining a Washington State English bulldog breeders group on Facebook. Of course cute puppies were posted ALL the time! Every time I showed a puppy picture to Jeremy, he said “cute but no!” We were just TOO busy. The kids both had sports- sometimes multiple sports overlapping. We had Noah here billeting with us for the Spokane Chief's season. We had tournaments & vacations planned. It just wasn’t a good time to get a puppy. Fast forward a month or so and BAM- Corona Virus Pandemic & quarantines happened. About a week into our local shutdowns, Jeremy said “does that breeder you found still have puppies?” That’s all it took. Of course the puppies I had seen previously were sold, but she did have a new litter and 2 left for sale. After communicating with the breeder, we decided to go for it & had picked out a little girl puppy who was 10 weeks old. the only problem now became how to get her. The breeder is in Washington, but about a 3 hour drive away. It was the beginning of the pandemic & we were a bit concerned to go “out & about!” Thankfully, the breeder needed to come to our local airport to pick up her mom who was flying back from Arizona. She agreed to meet us at the airport with our little girl- only 30 minutes away! Due to Declan’s asthma, we weren’t letting him go anywhere, so Hayden & I drove to the airport to meet our puppy. Of course we loved her. She was a bit scared & shy at first. She snuggled up on Hayden’s lap the whole way home. Once home, she was still pretty shy, until we let Lucy inside to meet her & she became a different puppy! You could tell that she had spent time with other dogs, because all of a sudden she became a bouncy, silly girl! She has LOVED Lucy since day one! Lucy on the other hand... She was gentle & nice to Nelly, but took a while to warm up to her. Now- almost a year later- they are thick as thieves. When coming up with a name for our new puppy- we let Declan chose. Hayden chose Lucy Lollipop’s name so it was his turn. He said he wanted to use a “N” name after Noah- our billet player that had to leave to go home to Canada and season was cut short due to the pandemic. We also decided to use a “C” name for her middle name due to the Corona virus/covid 19. He eventually settled on Nelly Cheezit- which has fit her cheezy personality perfectly!