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!