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Wish me luck...we brought home a puppy today.

I've mentioned here before that we lost our 16-year-old lab just shy of two years ago, and while I've not been ready to get another dog yet, my 9-year-old daughter has been begging us for a while. I couldn't hold her off any longer, so I recently relented and told her we could start looking. It didn't take long for the wife and daughter to find multiple candidates, one of which was available for a visit today. I cautioned everyone beforehand that nothing was decided until we met the dog and got a feel for whether it would be a good fit for our family, but deep down I knew that there was no way we weren't going to be bringing the dog home with us today. As much as I did not want a puppy, here we are. Hopefully this will be a good chance to teach our daughter some responsibility, as part of the deal was that she is going to be in charge of the vast majority of doggie duties.

So far the dog seems to be adjusting well to her new home. She slept most of the way home, and has hardly made a sound once here, so that is a relief. We'll see how the first night goes.

No official name yet...the adoption agency named her "Sookie", but I don't think that's going to stick. "Dog" and "pup" will have to do in the interim.

@JoesterVT - based on what I remember of photos you've posted, I think she strongly resembles your Charley.

Posted: 10/16/2021 at 8:50PM


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Wish me luck...we brought home a puppy today. -- MP4VT2004 10/16/2021 8:50PM
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