For years we have been tossing around the idea of getting a dog. We had Golden Retrievers before we had children but haven't felt ready to have a dog again. George has been dreaming of a dog of his own for years and when he first started asking we told him, "Maybe when you're 10". Guess what? He is 10! But now we do feel that we are ready and that George can handle the responsibility. We already have plans to get the puppy enrolled in obedience training as George would like to show him for 4-H and Re-Pete (not a lover of dogs) has made it very clear that he wants our puppy to be trained asap!
We decided on a Labrador Retriever and last summer I began researching everything related to that breed and as we have a child or two afraid of dogs knew we need to start with a puppy. I found three breeders that I liked and we started narrowing it down by visiting their dogs. Although, the one we selected is three hours from here we did meet her and one of her dogs at a dog show this summer.
So, our puppy was born yesterday! I love knowing what is going on in the life of our puppy this early and the kids are having fun thinking about it too. The Mama had 12 puppies but they lost 5 right away. It is a mixed litter of black and yellow labs. We want a male and as there are only two and one is spoken for we won't have the selection we had desired but at this point we think we are getting a yellow male. That could change after we meet them and possibly like a girl but we'll see.
Here is the picture of the puppies with their Mama who is so pretty...