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!
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