Welcome to the World Little Baby Otto

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

One of the biggest things I missed while living in Ireland was having a dog.  I would get so jealous of people out walking their dogs that I decided as soon as I got home I was going to adopt one.  My boyfriend is currently going through those same withdrawls and he has already put the wheels in motion to have a little pup waiting for him when he gets home.

I'd like to introduce you all to Otto.  He was born one week ago today (yes, a St. Patty's Day pup!).
As long as everything goes according to plan, my boyfriend will be able to bring him home that day after we return from our trip to Europe.  Between him coming home, our trip, and this puppy these next few months could be some of the greatest ever.
I'm sure I will be posting many pictures and videos of the little guy, especially once Mac meets him. I'm expecting that may be the cutest thing to ever happen... though I may be a little biased.


  1. Aww. so adorable! Exciting news!

  2. love your blog, but I have got to say - it is not Patty ... please? it is Paddy - see here: http://blog.aideen.info/2015/03/please-it-is-paddys-day.html and here: https://corkwoman.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/the-agony-of-patty/ - blogs by Irish women begging the Americans we love, to NOT call it Patty's day. Thank you!

    1. Haha, I actually went back and forth several times between Patty and Paddy, knowing my Irish friends would hate me for saying Patty and my American friends would think I was pretentious for using Paddy.

      In the end here's my view on it: When he became a priest, he took on the name Patricius. It was the Irish who decided to call him Pádraig (which is where the "d" in Paddy would derive from). So really it should be a "t" but the Irish decided to irishize his name instead of using his actual name.

      If he were born and raised Irish, and had chosen an Irish name, I would totally agree it should be Pádraig/Paddy.

      I know it would never change an Irish person's mind on the use of Patty, but I will forever use that reasoning as a justification for not calling it Paddy's Day!

      Thanks for reading and the comment, by the way :)

  3. :) guess I need to be happy with the fact that at least you do know the difference