Our New Dog

Its been growing slowly over the last month or so. My wife has been feeling the need for a new dog. A couple of weeks ago, she was at a pet store and just about purchased a Golden Retriever pup, but I managed to talk her out of it. We later learned from Mariah that almost all of the dogs they sell at pet stores are from Puppy mills, and you really shouldn’t buy one of them.

The shopping continued over the last several weeks, then the focus turned to Golden Doodles. They are a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. They are great dogs because they don’t shed and are smart and overall well tempered.

It all came to a head this week, she called some breeders and found one about 1 1/2 hours away. We made the road trip yesterday after my oldest son got home from school. We bought one.

I was quite skepticle at first, because we have tried the whole “dog thing” in the past and things just didn’t work out. I think this will be different. We are all at different places in our lives and unlike the last dog we tried, this time the whole family is onboard with it. We are now also armed with the book that Tom and Mariah gave us.

My wife is so in love with this puppy, which we still have not come up with a name for, I think I have her talked into a new website devoted to the dog. I will post again about it if/when that happens.

We are still putting together some pictures of the new puppy, but you can see other olden Doodles here.

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