So you know that feeling when life has finally fallen into a comfortable groove?
When you have a schedule, a sense of predictability and relative calm?
There’s only one cure for that.
Get a puppy.
Perhaps this is the first step on our journey to accepting that our prayers for another baby will go unanswered.
The idea of bringing another warm, cozy creature to love into our home has brought us to the decision to turn our life upside down.
We went in search of a breed that would be:
- allergy friendly (I’m allergic)
- low to no-shedding (because, duh)
- child friendly
- calm (eventually)
That’s quite a list of requirements, right?
After looking at breed after breed, we decided upon a North American Retriever, or Double Doodle.
What’s that? Well, it’s complicated. Sort of.
It’s the result of breeding a labradoodle (labrador retriever and poodle) with a goldendoodle (golden retriever and poodle).
That’s a lot of oodle.
Once we found our breeder, and asked her a million and two questions, there was no turning back.
And yesterday, our sweet puppy was finally born!
One of these delicious babies will join our family on October 6th.
It’s safe to say that I’ve looked at this photo no fewer than 812 times since we got it yesterday. Seriously…the cute is just too much!
So, for the next eight weeks, we’re going to do crazy things, like sleep, relax, NOT get up every two hours all night long only to stand outside and beg a puppy to pee already! (My lovely friend Tonya just brought her puppy home this week and I’m not sure if I want to talk with her or avoid her in these early days because she’s scaring me!)
And this is where I
beg ask you for your tips and advice.
- What do we need to know?
- Do you know anyone who has a Double Doodle? Labradoodle? Goldendoodle?
- What do you wish you’d known?
- What is the best brand of earplugs to block out the sound of a yelping puppy? Kidding. Sort of.
If you’d like more information about Double Doodles, Labradoodles or Goldendoodles, I can’t recommend our breeder, Sierra Vista Labradoodles strongly enough. They continue to impress us with their knowledge, responsiveness, professionalism and kindness. You can see current litters by visiting their puppy page.