Monday, November 10, 2008

New Addition to our Family

No, we're not pregnant, we got a dog!!! I've been researching dog breeds for months now and finally narrowed it down to a labradoodle (lab and standard poodle mix) or a goldendoodle (golden retriever and standard poodle mix). Both breeds have the intelligence and little shedding of the poodle but have the gentle, fun-loving personality of the lab or retriever. They were originally bred to be therapy dogs so they make great pets. There is only one tincy wincey problem....they are expensive!!! Getting one from a decent breeder easily cost $1800, yikes!

About 6 weeks ago I posted a 'labradoodle or goldendoodle wanted' plea on craigslist. We had gotten a few hits but none of them worked out. Last week I got an email from a nice family about Jackson, a 2 year old, 63 lb goldendoodle. They had recently found out that the dad was HIGHLY allergic to the dog so they needed to find him a new home. They got him from a wonderful breeder in Missouri and had him shipped to Texas. He is neutered, up to date on shots, they gave us his crate, 6 months of heart worm and flea meds, collars, leashes, toys, and treats all for FREE! We are stocked! It will be great to have a dog around especially when Chase is deployed.







We were dog sitting for my mom this weekend. She has a 4lb dog and we now have a 63lb dog! It was very entertaining watching them play this weekend!







5 comments:

Martin's Mom said...

That's a big dog!

Lori Motl said...

He is ADORABLE! How fun and what a deal! Come visit and bring Jackson!

Pam said...

LOVE the new header on your blog! Can't wait to meet Jackson, the antitheses of Lucy!!!

Claire said...

Yea!!! Your dog is cute! We'll be there over christmas if y'all want to hang out any.

Rigzy said...

I sure hope he's good with other dogs, because in a year or 2 I really hope (as in REALLY!!!! hope) to get a Native American Indian Dog (google it), and of course, they'll be expected to be bffs. I need to call you sometime very soon. I need not so much advice, but support and affirmation about something that no one really gives as much as you (advice will be more than welcome as always if you have any).

Love you!
Lisa