Saturday, March 28, 2009
We have a dog!
We have a dog. I can't believe we have a dog. This all happened very suddenly. Geoff was looking at goldendoodles online, a mix between golden retrievers and poodles and we saw one we thought was cute. Geoff called the number and we waited to hear from them. I imagined we'd go meet the puppy, see if we liked her, and possibly consider buying her. Well, it didn't quite happen as I imagined. I got home from work 2 days later and Geoff told me he had good news. He had spoken to the owners and purchased "Gracie!" I wanted to know why I couldn't meet her first and he said he had a very good reason. It was: she was in Indiana. She was scheduled to fly to AZ in 3 days time. I was in shock.
Geoff picked her up last Thursday and I have to admit she is a very sweet dog. Geoff is remembering how challenging it can be to train a puppy, but it helps that she is very good natured and follows commands well. She has had several accidents in the house, but my good husband always cleans it up. And she doesn't shed! We took her on a walk tonight and she just walked right along side us, didn't pull on the leash or try to sniff every tree. It was very relaxing.
She's a beautiful dog, too. As you can see she's growing on me. I never imagined I'd be a dog owner, but Geoff is very good with dogs and has promised to train Gracie well. She's a little bigger than I would have preferred, but Geoff says that's so she can go on walks with me and protect me. (I actually doubt she'll be much of a protector because she's so good natured!) I'll have to keep the blog updated with Gracie news.