Sunday, March 18, 2007

Silly US!



My dad knew a guy whose Golden Retriever had 9 puppies, one of which was born without a tail. We laughed and said that would be the one we'd get. But we weren't in the market for a dog, we've got our Sally. Then the puppies were being sold, one by one, for $400. We asked around to a few people we knew and no one wanted any. More pictures of puppies came our way, and we had developed a big thick wall around our hearts! No puppies here. Not now. Then we got word that no one wanted the little guy without the tail. WAAAAHHHH.

Dad's friend said he'd give us a good deal, $150 if we wanted him. Well, duh, who would turn down a purebred Golden Retriever for that price. No, not us...

And now meet Linus. He's so cute. He smells bad, he likes to chew and I'm sure he'll poop somewhere unwanted soon. But he's soooo cute. Sally's not sure what to make of him, gives him lots of room when she walks into a room he might be in. But she did let him sit on the same seat as her in the van, but I think she was just so happy to go for a van ride she didn't notice that she almost sat on his head.

I will be rudely reminded tonight about the joys of puppyhood. I may never get over this cold, but at least I'll have the love of two pups!

8 comments:

Cheryl said...

OMG! I can't believe you did it! He is soooo cute! And think of all the scrapping possibilities. But don't scrap the unfortunate pooping moments - well, scrap them, but no picture please.

Tara said...

He is SOOO absolutely adorable... I couldn't have resisted either. Good for you!

nancy said...

kelli... he is toooo darn cute!!lucky you!!

Kelli said...
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Kelli said...

I could have scrapped a big crap today! He doesn't like to use the outside facilities, he'd rather have indoor plumbing. I may have yelled in Yolanda's ear something about a big poop in the living room before hanging up on her. I had to pretend it was chocolate pudding in order to pick it up without puking! I love my puppy, I love my puppy....

KindredEsprit said...

Oh my! What an adorable puppy!!!!! Glad he got through your thick walls 'round your hearts. ;-) And cute, name, too! I've never had a pet before, but have always wanted a Golden Retriever. Good luck & good patience with the potty training!

Fern said...

That's why little critters are so cute you know, so you keep them through all that training stage. He is totally adorable & I can hardly wait to meet him!

Sandra said...

Holy Moly! He is absolutely adorable. Can't imagine puppy raising again though.