Our Family is Growing

… by four furry legs! Yes, we are welcoming a Golden Retriever puppy into our home in just two weeks. We have wanted a puppy since before we were married, and we finally have a yard big enough to accommodate one — and, hopefully, the energy to care for one!

The litter of 12 was born on September 13th to Tarameg Goldens — the breeder who raised all three of my parents’ dogs.

The momma and poppa dogs are healthy and beautiful.

Sam and I got to visit the puppies when they were just four weeks old.

Little man was a bit overwhelmed by the puppies and was much more interested in the big bowl of apples sitting on the countertop.

But, gosh, aren’t Golden puppies the cutest?

They were quite sleepy during that first visit, but they quickly grew into a mischievous and energetic bunch.

We visited them again at six weeks — this time with Nick. He was in puppy heaven. Wet black noses, hot puppy breath, licks, and little barks.

Sam was still pretty hesitant, especially when one got hold of his pants and another nibbled his ear.

We narrowed our preference down to two girl puppies — little pink and pink diamond. Both are sweet and gentle, and I suspect both will test well for touch and sound sensitivity (important with a toddler in the house!).

We’re almost ready for little lady’s arrival. We have a name and a crate and plan to pick up puppy food and chew toys next weekend. Of course, I have no idea how we’re going to keep the kid out of her “room.”

It’s going to be a crazy, messy, happy adventure!

12 thoughts on “Our Family is Growing

  1. Congrats on the new addition! I’m not sure what’s cuter – the pic of the all the puppies with the bows around their neck, or that little paw! Sam and the new pup will grow to be best friends, I’m sure!

  2. Oh my gosh! How adorable are those puppies?! Sam and your new puppy will soon be best buddies. Certainly a cute pair of friends. 🙂

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