Saturday, September 15, 2012

One week to go. . .

and the fear and excitement grows!

A week from today I bring home my new Labrador Retriever puppy, Morgan.

It's been 11 years since I had a new puppy in the house.  Am I up for the challenge of a puppy that will cry all night the first two or three nights?  And can I get her outside soon enough before she "goes" in my house?  And what will Molly think?  Molly, my 11 year old Lab, is accustomed to having me all to herself and being the Queen around here.

No, I am not having buyer's remorse.  I truly want this puppy and I spent months finding the right breeder.  But I also realize a new puppy in the house will turn my life upside down for a week or so.

Then I look at Molly and I'm quickly reminded of the rewards of having a Lab in the house that has been loved and raised well.  Morgan will be my fourth Lab dating back to 1985.  I can't imagine my life without a Lab.

Labs are extremely intelligent and perceptive.  They know when you've had a bad day.  That is when they lay their chin on your knee and look at you with those big dark eyes that say, "It's okay, I'm here.  Everything is going to be fine.  Now can we please go for a walk?"

I want to take Morgan to agility training when she is old enough.  None of my other Labs have done that and I think it would be fun for both me and her.

So stay tuned for more stories and lots of pictures of Morgan coming soon!

2 comments:

  1. It is so exciting, isn't it! :) I am excited for you. Every time we bring a new Lab home we tuck him/her into bed with us to supply that comfort and allow for bonding. When puppy moves, we take him/her outside for a potty break. After a few nights, everyone knows what he/she is supposed to do where and when. ;) As you know, we also crate train (feeding/treating there first to make it a happy place for puppy) and show our dogs. Oh, yes, I am so excited for you and can't wait to see more pictures of Morgan. :)

    Huge hugs,
    Lois <-- Penny and Erik's Mom

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  2. I do enjoyed catching up!

    Barkley is on the couch, alert to every noise as I said earlier after the phone rang "Company's Coming!" He knows what that means and when he sees the familiar Bronco in the driveway he will be beside himself with joy, a young man to walk him for long walks I still can't quite do with the heeling knee.

    Then a nice dinner for the three of us (and cheesecake, but Barkley will get a homemade cheese doggie biscuit).

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