Monday, May 19, 2008

And they called it puppy love...

So The Family has reached a big decision...we're getting a puppy! A German Shorthaired Pointer to be exact. The Husband grew up with GSPs and they are lovely dogs. I've always wanted a bigger dog. Technically, they are classified as "medium" but I'm sorry, a dog that can reach 75 pounds, IMO is BIG! 

Those of you who read this blog on a regular basis know that our beloved Miniature Pinscher, Iago was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. We have no way of treating him or knowing how long he has left with us. DaVinci, our Italian Greyhound loves him so much and we're hoping that introducing a puppy into The Family now, will make any  transitions easier for everyone. It's not going to be easy losing another loved one, but we want to try to make it as easy as possible. 

On Saturday, we drove three hours to The Pocono Mountains to visit with a home breeder who raises GSPs. Her operation was wonderful, she had four litters of pups and all the Mommies were there as well as one of the Daddies. All the dogs were beautiful! The place was clean and you could tell that she really loved her dogs as pets, not just a commodity. In light of recent Oprah Show episodes this was very important to us. We looked into adopting an older GSP but if they're not trained properly from the very beginning, they can be wild and we didn't want to inherit other peoples "issues". For us, this is a good choice. I have a few pictures to post below. 
The pups that we're holding may not be the pup that we bring home, we will go back on June 8th to pick from the six remaining male pups on that day. We're not worried though, every dog we met was sweet, mild mannered, and healthy so we should have a nice bunch to choose from. 

One more thing I have to tell you, The Son, being the crazy BOY that he is, said the funniest thing to me. He said, "Momma, you know how you can tell that they're puppies? Because they don't have big penises like Iago and Vinnie!" WHAT? I swear I don't know where this kid gets his ideas! ha ha! 

Anyway, Here's the pictures: 





7 comments:

Shakirra said...

I WANT A PUPPY! but for now, I will just have another kid. Very cute! Can't wait to meet the new family member.

shannon said...

Those puppies are adorable!!! Looks the the son is in love. What are you going to name the new one?

Cathy said...

Oh my ~ Adorable is not the word for them! SO cute! LOL about the penis comment! Too funny!

Nikki said...

Looks like a lot of competition happening there, for the pups. Did you have to put a deposit down to hold one for you?

I'm glad you decided to get one now..I think it will bring a bit of kick back to Iago ;)

Love The Son with them..looks like you don't have much arm twisting to do!

BTW..is The Son wearing two different color Crocs? CUTE!

Running To Stand Still said...

They are so cute!!! I think it is a great idea Caren.

Chris said...

Gosh, puppies are cute. I have a 9-month old dog who is 130 pounds. He is expected to "grow" another 20-30. Revel in your 75-pound dog and just remember it could be worse. ;) My blog has pictures of him if you want to see.

Roshell said...

So cute! I want another Boston Terrier, so Sophie can have a friend. I was surprised to hear those words come out of my mouth recently. By the way, LOVE your vaction pics.