I mentioned about a month ago that we’d have some big news coming… that news is this:
We have a new family member!!
Her name is Sparkles, she’s 8 weeks old, and she’s perfect!
Here’s what happened: One Saturday evening, there wasn’t much on TV… until we noticed that Marley & Me was showing. I knew this movie was sad, but didn’t know exactly why or how until I was sobbing almost uncontrollably while watching it. I didn’t realize that the movie was going to be one of the funniest I’ve seen, either. I laughed so hard I almost made a mess of myself, then the laughter turned to sobs. Many times.
Anyway, the movie was over and the hubby was laughing at me for being such a wuss about the sad parts. This turned to conversation about when we should get a dog and how it’d probably be just like the movie because we have the worst luck in the world with pets, etc, etc. The next day, I inexplicably found myself googling golden retriever breeders and golden retriever pups and multiple other variations of the same thing. (Yes, I know Marley was a Lab, not a Golden, but we prefer the fur on a Golden to the porcupine quills of the Lab) I emailed some of my findings to the hubby… figured if I ‘forced’ him to do the calls and searching that he’d decide against a puppy right now.
I was wrong.
On Monday, I was scheduled to visit a really pregnant momma doggie and her owner/breeder with my kids. Needless to say, we fell completely in love. Olivia is a beautiful golden with a great temperament. We were good to go! Olivia had her 5 pups (one less than expected) just 3 days later. The breeder called on Friday to let us know that she did not have a pup for us. The 5 she had were accounted for, and she had been expecting 6. Explained she was sorry and sometimes this happens.
I was bummed. So bummed that I didn’t tell the kids about the call at all. It’s a good thing I didn’t because on Saturday, the breeder called and had a pup available because someone backed out. WOOOHOOOO! So we became the proud parents of a golden retriever pup.
I’d suggest skipping Marley & Me unless you’re in the mood for a new ‘baby’ in your family… or if you’re less susceptible to reverse-psychology than I am.
Welcome to the family, Sparkles!
P.S. I know I’ve promised knitting and Cruise details and haven’t fulfilled that promise. I apologize. I suggest NOT holding your breath for the info at this time! I’m spending most of my time chasing after an adorable little puppy for now. 🙂