Some people would call us crazy (those people are probably our parents), but Chris and I are getting a dog! A little, cuddly puppy who is going to keep us up at nights and pee on our carpet. We couldn’t be happier.
Chris and I have always known we would be adding a dog to our crazy family. We’re equal opportunity animal lovers. And we thought our fat, little Zoe-cat could use a puppy brother or sister.
When we first started talking about what sort of dog we would get, we weren’t sure if we wanted to get a dog that either Chris or I had when we were growing up. Chris grew up with a Brittany Spaniel named Casey and I grew up with German Shorthaired Pointers named Gertrude and Bella. We ultimately decided we would get a Goldendoodle, a smart non-shedding dog we thought would be perfect for our family.
But sometimes, things don’t go the way you think they will.
We were told our puppy would be ready by September.
“Great,” we said. “That will work perfectly with moving into the house.”
And then we found out the puppy wouldn’t be ready until November.
“That’s okay,” we said. “We’ll have time before it gets too cold to potty train.”
Then we found out that we wouldn’t be getting the puppy until December, and that was the last straw.
Chris started looking at other options and we found a place in Iowa that breeds German Shorthaired Pointers. After a long conversation last night, we finally decided what we needed to do.
Next Friday, we’ll be picking up this gorgeous puppy and taking her home. Look at that face. Ignore the crumbs.
We are so excited for this new addition to our family and the adventures that will come from our little puppy.
I’m already in love with her. Cannot. Wait.