Saturday, January 17, 2009

1.16.09



Say hello to our new baby, Max. :)

Noah has wanted a dog for about two years, but we really wanted him to be old enough to take the majority of the responsibility for him. After Christmas, we finally felt like he was ready, so we started visiting our local animal shelters. We felt strongly about getting a rescue dog, especially after heartbreaking visits to the shelters. Noah had his heart set on a golden retriever. (of course, who doesn't?) Every time we saw one, it was already on hold for someone else. So we just waited and told Noah that God would bring just the right dog to him if he was patient. Tuesday night my sister sent me a link to the Humane Society's website, showing they had just received a litter of 8 puppies - golden retriever/hound/lab mix. We were the first ones to see them on Wednesday afternoon and immediately fell in love with our new guy. He was neutered yesterday and we were able to pick him up today. Noah is SUCH a good dog owner already. He's doing all of the feeding, taking him outside, and clean ups. :) I'm so glad we waited until now. And Noah learned a wonderful lesson on patience and now responsibility.

Now on to some sleepless nights, the housebreaking, puppy playing, and lots of doggie kisses. Oh, and that's his toy dragon and he loves it already!





"One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you're feeling blue is that he doesn't try to find out why." ~Author Unknown

21 comments:

Sarah said...

He is so precious! We just took our puppy (who's almost 11 months) to obedience training today! Having a puppy is a lot of work, but really sweet. Good luck!

maggie said...

He is adorable! So sweet!

KALDesign said...

I know Noah will get much joy from this precious little guy. There is nothing like unconditional puppy love to brighten anyone's life.
Congratulations on the new addition to your family.

Linda said...

Congratulations on the newest blessing in your home!

We are partial to Goldens, ourselves. Our last 3 dogs were full or partial Goldens. They are the best dogs!

Marilyn said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for all of you. I know Max has found a special home and you have a wonderful new addition. We have a Jack Russell Terrier who is almost 11 and he is the light of our lives.

Marilyn C.
Oakland TN

hollyrenee said...

SOOOO cute.....oh my, ya'll are going to have SOOO much fun! I'm thrilled for Noah!

stephanie howell said...

oh, congratulations! he's so cute!!! i'm sending your link to laura kurz, she is obsessed w/ goldens. hee!
xo

Laura said...

Hahah, Stephanie you know what I love! He is perfect and I can't wait to see more pictures...And he looks like ALL golden to me! They are the best dogs and he will be the greatest friend and companion for your son. Charmer (our golden) has been the light of our lives for the last eight years. I can't tell you how much she means to us! Have fun with the puppy months...They go fast!

pjcoop1957 said...

Jennifer... Noah looks absolutely smitten with his new puppy and what a precious dog Max looks like!

Congrats on the new addition to your family. Dogs are a joy!

Marilyn, Teresa & I had an impromptu scrap day yesterday and missed you being here with us... look forward to us getting together again soon!

Take care,
Pam

Lily said...

awww congrats

Tracy said...

What a cute puppy, ohhhh the memories to be made by a little boy and his puppy.

Anna Willett said...

jen,
we should chat while we are up with our puppies in the middle of the night... lol
max is so cute and way to go noah for being so patient!! God is faithful!!

Shaunte Wadley said...

I have to admit, that is a cute dog.

staceykingman said...

Adorable - both of them! More puppy pictures, please...

Kim Caldwell said...

Ohhh, a boy and his dog. So precious!!

Hugs, Kim

Anonymous said...

Your family will never be the same! Pets make great "siblings" for only children...my 8-year old daughter LOVES our sheltie pup, Redford, probably more than us!

Max is definitely a cutie!! You do know what they say about the size of a puppy's paws, right?? Just saying...

Anonymous said...

Awwww..what a precious puppy! I am so happy he has found a home with your family : )
Terri C/Grand Prairie, TX

Casii said...

Sweet puppy love!

Anonymous said...

congrats to noah and ur family. he looks so thrilled to have his puppy. and who could not love that pup & his dragon. too cute

congrats and best wishes


lynda in calif

Julie said...

We are about to welcome a golden into our family too! Ours is a rescue one as well, may be a bit older than your new baby.

We are so excited and can't wait! So fun to see yours :)

Jana said...

Max is just adorable.....congrats to you guys!!!