Friday, January 29, 2010

Our puppy has landed

I dont think it's a big secret that Todd loves to hunt. Anything that can be hunted, will be hunted during the appropriate season.

Last February, our Jack Russell died. Todd's rabbit dog (a beagle) is gun shy. And his bird dog (a german shorthair pointer) passed away a few weeks ago, but really, hasn't been able to be hunted with for the last few years due to old age.

We put off getting another dog, mainly because I was enjoying not having a dog in the house. We could go away for the weekend and not have to worry about a dog being inside, or sending the dog to either be boarded or to other people's houses.

But this fall, Todd started talking about wanting to buy another bird dog. A German Wirehair Pointer. Supposed to be good hunting dogs, and yet, good with kids (which is a must in our house). So I said fine, go ahead and look.


Around the 1st of the year, he looked, he talked to a bunch of breeders, one of them being a breeder in MINNESOTA, and I ended up mailing off a check for a deposit on a female puppy. Who was born yesterday.

So here the middle of March, Todd and I will be driving to Minnesota (to a point just south of Minneapolis) and back over 2 days to pick out and pick up our puppy. And no, the kids are NOT going with us. Rather, they will go to my parents for the weekend. I'm not that with it to haul 2 kids 13 hours away in one day.

What was I thinking?


Michelle said...

I hear ya! I'm not too eager to get back on the ol' puppy train either, but my hubby dying to get a hunting dog. Oof, the things we do for our families, I tell you... ;)

Aunt Spicy said...

Sounds like a happy adventure to me!

Scrappy quilter said...

I think it sounds like a wonderful time just you and hubby and a wee puppy that loves to cry because he/she has left their mommy. Yet just think of all the fun a new puppy brings. I love new puppies. We've been talking about a new one around here too, just holding off a wee bit. It's not fun training a puppy in the winter. Can't wait to see another picture once he/she is home. Hugs

Lib said...

Good Luck with the puppy !I say after this dog no more ,I really don't see that
Have a good time with your DH!

Vintage Girl said...

Awww....enjoy! What a wonderful addition to your lovely family! Looking forward to hearing all about the adventures of your new puppy! Blessings, Heather

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audreypawdrey said...

Good luck! You will be able to get some hand projects done in the car for that long. Plus, you get a cute puppy!:)