But like all siblings the novelty began to wear off, she started taking their toys and acting like a baby sister; and they were back to wanting a puppy!
Okay, so maybe it wasn’t exactly like that, but you get the picture. It was time to add a puppy to our petting zoo.
After much thought we kept coming back to an Australian Labradoodle, and Big Daddy would like for you to know that by “We” I mean the kids and me. He doesn’t think anything with a doodle name is manly enough. Even if a Labradoodle was the best family dog I could come up with for our family.
I must confess that it has been at least ten years since I have housebroken a dog or had a puppy so I’ve been busy giving myself a refresher course by: hiring a trainer and reading books on raising a good puppy.
Understandably some people (Big Daddy) would say that getting a puppy within months of moving back into the house you just finished repairing/building isn’t the smartest idea…but I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t load up my plate!