Monday, February 22, 2010

I tried



Many of you know our family's story with our dog Callie. Callie now lives with my in laws. It is a long story and one that drags up much guilt and sadness for me so I won't go into it here. But, the result was that I said I wouldn't get another dog for a very long time. I also said it would not be another Springer Spaniel. Springers are very energetic and let's just say it - I'm not. However, D. grew up with Springers, and we both wanted our kids to grow up with a dog. I suggested a couple of other breeds of dogs, but we kept being drawn to the Springer pups. D. has been looking for a while, but I didn't think he was very serious. Yesterday though, he found an ad for puppies very close to us. We were going to "just look", but when I heard him get a check before we left, I knew we were really going to pick out a puppy.

When we got Callie, the people had a horse in their front yard. Aubrey looooooooved it. Believe it or not, when we got to the house yesterday they had two Shetland ponies in their front yard. I laughed so hard. It was hilarious. Well, when we saw this precious face and the beautiful mom and dad, it was impossible to walk away and not know one of them was coming to live with us and be a part of this family. We couldn't bring her home yet because she's only 3 weeks old, which is good. It's giving us time to get things ready - we're going to get an electric fence, which was one of my stipulations for getting a new dog. And of course, the food, beds, etc. So, although I thought we wouldn't have another puppy for a while, here we are again. We haven't named her yet though. Any suggestions?

8 comments :

Heather said...

Good luck with the puppies -- we do not have one, but I imagine it is quite difficult to "just look". Thanks for the comments on my Valentine's decorations -- I have to admit, I went a little overboard this year, but with all the snow days, it kept us busy and added some much needed color to our house!

Jeff and Amy McKissick said...

i don't know too many people who could walk away from a cute little puppy face like that....

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kriswalls said...

How fun- a new puppy! He is cute :)

Between You and Me said...

thank GOD the puppy is with your in laws so that you all can still see it!

We just got our yorkie about 3 weeks ago...precious. I totally agree that you have to find the dog (and personality) that fits your family...

I'll be praying this transition goes much better....

our little family said...

ok, so you know i'm not a big dog fan...but he is SOOO CUTE! enjoy and can't wait to see how he/she adjusts to your home. :-)

Jill said...

So cute!!!!

Cindy Tobey said...

Oh my! So cute!