Take Home Date: June 10
I'm going to be mommy to another beautiful four-legged pup!
I have wanted to get another dog since we got Kelsey (September of 2010). I like the idea of two dogs so that they aren't bored. And I feel like Kelsey is bored often.
|Kelsey as a pup.|
Now that we are in our new home, though... something must have changed his mind. Perhaps he's been thinking the same as me: that little princess Kelsey is a little bored by herself. And now that we have the room... why not?
Last July, I contacted a local Golden Retriever breeder. We talked for an hour on the phone. I could tell that she is a responsible breeder. And I wanted one of her pups! So she took my name and contact information, and she said she would contact me when they have an upcoming litter.
I didn't hear anything until three days ago. A litter is expected in April, and I can bring my little pup home in June!
Buster and I went back and forth on this decision. I'm all for it, obviously. And before you get to thinking I'm some kind of dog snob (ok, I guess I am a little), I think Goldens have the absolute sweetest demeanor. Their temperament is perfect for a house that hopes to have kids in it someday.
We discussed adopting a Golden from a rescue organization. I've really wanted to do this for a while. Buster would rather have a puppy, though. I'm not exactly certain why, but I'm pretty sure it's so he can train the pup young. He trained Kelsey, and honestly she's the best dog in the world (have I mentioned that before??).
Last night at dinner, Buster gave his consent. I thought he was joking at first. I can't tell you how big the smile on my face was. I probably looked like the Joker.
Needless to say, I'm shitting-my-pants-excited.
So is Kelsey, although you wouldn't know it from our photo shoot this morning:
|"You are bringing WHAT home?"|
|"I see what you are doing here: playing tug-of-war with me so that you can take my picture. I don't approve."|