Saturday, September 27, 2008

To have a dog, or not have a dog....

That is the question around here lately. My husband has always wanted to have a dog and we have been putting it off for a very long time. Well, with the shed built, why not take on a much longer lasting project? Seth began one night to insinuate that now would be the perfect time to get a puppy so that she would be trained before the baby arrived. I made the mistake of saying now or much later. So after scouring the internet for the best family friendly breeds, speaking with dog owners, and general just puppy browsing. We decided we'd go visit a couple of litters. At this point, I realize the battle is over. If I meet a puppy I like all rational thought will go out the window. And sure enough on Friday afternoon, we went to just "checkout" a litter and ended up driving home with our new puppy, Hannah.

Hannah is a Labrador Retriever. She is adorable, playful and SO loving. She is 8 weeks, 2 days old and very smart. After having her for 1.5 days, she recognizes her name and will respond when called. Potty training is pretty well under control. We are trying to teach her to go in one spot of the yard so that might take quite some time. Wish us luck on this new adventure. I think it will be great for our kids, lots of work for me but hopefully also very rewarding.

1 comment:

Marci said...

I always swore we would never have a dog until we lived in a house. But I, like you, saw our Daisy and new it was meant to be. I now look at her and can't imagine our family without (although there have been moments when I would have like to ;) I think it's awesome you got a dog, and she is soooo cute! Good luck, and may I suggest watching, renting, some of the Dog Whisperer. He is on the National Geographic Channel, and I have learned so much about dogs and humans from him ;)