Wednesday, February 27, 2008


No - we're not having storms. We have a new addition to our family. Here's our little darling who we have named Thunder.

We've been looking for a while. We had a Sheltie named Winston. We got him as a puppy and had him for about 3 1/2 years and then he was hit by a car. That was about 1 1/2 years ago. We had decided to look for either a German Shepard or a Golden Retriever but we were really focusing more on a Golden. So we've been watching the paper but they were so expensive. But then last night I saw an ad in the newspaper for purebred AKC Golden Retrievers at a decent price. So Ryan and Tasha and I took a ride out to see them. We were just going to look but I think we all knew if we looked we would bring one home. So we left Rodger, Joe and Timmy to go out to the shed and dig out the dog crate and went to see the puppies.

There were six of them - five males and one female. We've always had male dogs but were open to having a female. So we decided what we would do was just look and see if one especially caught our eye and not worry about the sex.

When we pulled in the driveway and saw them Tasha started "can we have one, can we have one" before we even got out. And then Ryan said "we're going to have to remember we're getting only one".

They were all adorable but this little guy looked up at me and I knew he was the one. His momma was there and she is beautiful. Her coat is a bit on the dark side and the breeder said the father is basically the same color. Of the six puppies Thunder was the lightest - he was also the biggest.

We brought him home and dumped him right in the tub. He was born on a farm and he smelled like it. lol. He looked so cute wrapped up in his towel.

So we are in the process of getting used to a new little one again. He missed his family a bit last night but he only whimpered and howled (yes - tipped his head up and howled lol) for a short time. Rodger kept telling him not to worry - he'll like it here soon enough. He loves being carried around - he's just like a big baby. But the best of all is when he lays on my chest and tucks his nose up under my chin.

So I've put quilting aside for a bit (but you can bet it won't be for long lol) and am focused on the puppy. I suppose if I make a quilt for him I can be focused on him and quilting. That's a win-win situation.

Until next time, Jody

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