Friday, November 14, 2014

Golden What?

We're getting a Goldendoodle puppy.  There, I said it.  I may regret it for the first few months as I'm preparing myself for flashbacks of sleepless nights and constant baby attention.  But, Nick and I think that the good will far outweigh the bad when it comes to adding a family pet to our lives.

In choosing what we wanted (and didn't want!) in a dog, we considered several different breeds.  Saint Bernard was crossed off the list immediately...Bigsy still holds a special spot in my heart, but he was too much dog.  A lab like grandma and grandma have was tempting, we love Emmy at the farm and she's such a calm and easy dog (even Grandma, the anti-dog lover, says so!) but labs shed a lot and get quite large.  We came close to a husky because of their fun-loving and good natured personalities but they also shed a lot and are known to escape fences and explore with no real desire to return home.  So we crossed that off the list, too.  Next we found a mixed breed called a Goldendoodle.  They are half Golden Retriever and have Poodle.  Nick is really working on his delivery of the breed name when asked by strangers.  Goldendoodle is the least manliest name ever.

He has no name yet, but we've got a couple contenders.  Henry and Fletcher (Fletch for short) are in the top two spots.  Maybe once we pick him up on Nov 26th we'll make a decision.

Here he is in all his cuteness.  C'mon Beth, you've got to love that little nose!!!

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