We have a new member of our family! On Saturday, we went to my niece's second birthday party (a blog to come later) in Ohio and came home on Sunday with a brand new seven week old Chocolate Lab puppy!
How did all of this happen you might ask? Well, when we arrived at the party there was a puppy in attendance and we were instantly smitten and just had to have one for ourselves. The puppy in attendance belonged to my brother in-law's in-laws and they told us where they got the pup, how many were left, etc. We talked it over and decided to go have a look. Sure enough, we found one we liked and brought her home!
I know many of you are saying "what are they thinking?" However, we've been talking for a while now about getting a dog and just have been waiting for the right time. We've also spent a lot of time researching breeds but knew deep down a lab was the best dog for kids. We figured within the next year we would find one we liked and get one, maybe even for the girls for Christmas. Since I am still home much of the time we knew getting one now would be easier as I am here to bond with her and train her.
Needless to say it has been an adventure so far. I have never owned a dog and don't know much about them, but I am quickly learning. Fortunately for me Bill had several dogs growing up which helps with the puppy rearing.
So. . . give a big warm welcome to Laci (yup, she's a girl!), our beautiful, loving new puppy!