Our newest family member...

  1. I'm still kinda questioning where my sanity went when I decided upon this...like 4 kids and going to school isn't enough...gee I wonder if I can post a picture without a premium membership Nope it looks like I can't.

    Anyway, I went to a no kill shelter after looking for about the last 6 weeks...for a lab. I didn't tell the kids...we drove about an hour and a half to the shelter where I had found a (they say) 2yr old female black lab. She is just adorable and loves the kids. The kids were SO surprised and so...we have embarked (pun intended) on the journey of dog ownership. I really have no idea how old she is but we're taking her to the vet today, maybe they can tell us. She is about 73lbs and is generally a pretty good dog..needs some obedience and leash training but has the big ole lazy dog role down pretty good in the house.

    I grew up with a houseful of dogs so the experience isn't new to me...but it sure is to my kids! I didn't want to have to deal with a puppy and all the work that goes with it so I think we did the right thing going with a grown dog (with alot of puppy personality)

    Happy Holidays!

  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   Katnip
    How wonderful for your kids. I remember when we got our Golden from a rescue group. The kids were ecstatic. They still love her, even though she's slowing down a bit. And she adores them.

    You know this is something they will cherish for the rest of their lives.
  4. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    How wonderful for the dog!

    Kudos to you and yours, and a big thank you from another animal lover.