Thursday, January 26, 2017

Welcome Rooney Graber!

We are expanding our family. Yes. That's right. Rooney Graber will be arriving in the beginning of February. We will be the proud owners of a sweet baby puppy.

Let's not forget that we have a dog already. Gracie was our first baby and we got her the year we got engaged. She is turning 14 in March.


Gracie is a cairn terrier. And she is an old lady. Basically she wants to sleep all day. She is, after all 98 in dog years. So- I get it. She is a senior dog and deserves to just hang out and do nothing all day.

We always said that we would get another dog when Gracie is no longer with us. After all, we are dog people. In fact, we love dogs so much that we dog sit periodically. In fact, we were first introduced to the doodle dog when we started dog sitting Molly and  Sam. Molly is a labradoodle and Sam is a schnoodle. We have watched them a couple times per year for the past 5 years. We always love it when they come. They are so fun and they just want to hang out with us. The kids love them too.

Molly and Sam

Anyway, fast forward to the present time. We often talked about what our next dog would be if we ever got another one. And we basically decided that we wanted some type of doodle. We also thought it might be nice to rescue one. Except there was one slight problem. There are not many doodles to rescue. Seriously. I scoured the internet. I looked everywhere. No one just randomly gives up a doodle. And there is a reason for that. Doodles are smart. They are loving. They don't shed. They are sweet. They are good with kids. Who wants to give up that?

So, then I started looking at doodle breeders. You know. Just to see what was out there. And there are many breeders out there. And many types of doodles. Golden doodles, labradoodles, aussie doodles. The list goes on. So many doodles. And they are all so cute. What kind would we pick? Oodles of doodles! So hard to pick just one.

Then one day, my work friend started talking to me about her doodle. She has an Aussie doodle. She started texting me pictures of her dog. And let's just say that it's a good thing she lives in North Carolina. Because otherwise, I might kidnap her dog. He is that cute. I started sending the pictures to Brian. And then all of a sudden we were looking at the breeder where she got her dog from. And what do you know. Her breeder had a litter of puppies born in December and they were ready to be delivered in February!

And then we were picking out a puppy. And then I paid the deposit.


Wait. How did this happen? We still have a dog. Do we really want a puppy? Then that means we will have TWO dogs. Are we a two-dog family?

Well, apparently we are going to be a two-dog family. Here we are. Awaiting our newest member of our family. We will finally have our very own doodle!


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