Monday, May 25, 2009

OH NO!! and yes they do call it puppy love......




We have said for some time now, we look forward to having an empty nest. Not that we don't love our children, by any stretch of the imagination......we've just hardly ever HAD an empty nest. Our first child was born just ten and a half months after we were married. So we've always had children. We do look forward to days of it just being us. We love our children and look forward to enjoying them as adults! And we've had Aggie, our dachsund for nearly eleven years now......weren't really giving in to the the children's voiced opinion (often) of how much they wanted a new puppy. We were glad for them to experience this when they got their own households!

So, Saturday, son #2 calls from MS, on his way back from his RUF summer conference......a friend had encountered a mamma golden retriever who had seven babies and they were trying to find homes for them. His girlfriend's family had lost a family pet recently, so they wanted TWO of them.......couldn't we just take ONE of them??? so initially I said NO, NO, No, no, no, no.......then I said, OK, this puppy can be yours IF you take full financial responsibility of it, and by the way, call your dad to ok it by him.....(I was away from home). Well, hours later, five college students and three golden puppies landed on my doorstep!!! I was sunk, I think.

Aren't they adorable??? We all love puppies....but a Marley?? What will we do if she ends up like Marley, and is obstinate and untrainable and we love her all at the same time??? So we did manage to see off to their homes, four of the college students and two of the puppies! whew....except now the nest contains a new addition.....meet Lucie. I AM sunk. Puppy love, my friends. oh, no.

34 comments:

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Oh, my heart!!!! SOOOOO cute!!!!!! I love golden retrievers. :) They are big, sweet babies. :) Congrats on the new addition!!!

Bee said...

I love Lucie! (Har!) She's so sweet and tiny and cuddly.

Welcome to my world! I, too, said, "No. Absolutely no more pets. Espcially not an inside dog." And now I have a "obstinate and untrainable and we love her all at the same time???" Gracie!

Jadehollow said...

Ohhh how precious! They are so darling. I miss having lil babies.

Domestic Designer said...

Oh they are so cute! When each of my children left for college I ended up with a new puppy. I guess they replaced my children. :-) Enjoy!

C Maisy said...

OMG!!!!! She has puppy breath and everything. Congrats to you on the new addition to your family. I want some serious pics girl!!!

Peggy said...

The puppies are darling.
QMM

Robin said...

Ohhhh weeeee, they are so cute....especially since they are at your (and other's) house! LOL! I just know that my day is coming SOON!!

{{HUGS}}

Robin :o)

Southern Lady said...

Oh, how adorable! I can't wait to hear all about "Life with Lucie!" ... she's so precious.

duchess said...

They are too cute. I have such a soft spot for animals. I'd have a quite a few if my husband didn't keep me under control.

Thanks for the helpful info - I'm off to try it right now.

Darlene said...

Awwwwww they are all just precious!! I have to watch myself with animals or we would have a zoo!! Can't wait to see more about Lucie!♥

jenjen said...

Oh Suzanne!

How adorable!!! I love puppies!

XOXO
Jen

Basement Bags Girl said...

Absolutely adorable!

Cindy said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

Too cute! I'm a sucker for dogs! I can't wait to see all the cute photos you'll get!

~Kim

Kristen, The Pajama Mama said...

oh my goodness, how could you resist?

Songbirdtiff said...

ADORABLE. We have a Marley, his name is Max and he is wonderful. He may not be the world's idea of a perfect pup but he loves us so much, and we need him. :)

Thanks for coming by my blog!

Robin said...

Oh you are sunk! We have an empty nest and we've replaced each kid that left home with a pup! What the heck were we thinking???
Our baby Emma, who just graduated from college and hasn't gotten a job yet, has 2 pups...we just tonight met her at the emergency vet and forked over 400 $ for the visit!!! (little Aubie is ok, we think...she's been eating strange things) Point being...yes, my like minded friend...you're sunk :)
But it's fun isn't it?

Olive Rue said...

Oh you are a Momma. Too sweet. Puppies are so adorable when they are that age. Too bad they can't stay little.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

I can relate to the "nest" being filled very soon after marriage! LOL! Ashley was born 9 1/2 months into our marriage. We wanted kids very soon, but didn't think it would happen quite that fast! LOL!

The puppies are too cute!!! :)

THANKS!!! SO. MUCH. for the magazine I won! I got it out of the mailbox last night and I LOVE it! The little tags were just precious, too, that you included! I will include the package in my next post and THANK YOU properly and publicly! :) The mag has such great inspiration and recipes!

~hugs, Rhonda :)

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Oh my goodness, puppy love, that's for sure!!! And, Marley was a lab, goldens are much smarter :) ~ or so I've been told!!

Blessings,

Sher

Kathi said...

OH my, such cuteness!

Melissa said...

They are so sweet! Congratulations! Good luck with your babies!

melissa said...

sorry~I wasn't logged in. This is melissa from 320 * Sycamore :)

Nancy said...

Marley was a lab. I think that personality sometimes occurs in labs. I don't know sitters that well but I've never known of one whose nature was that wild. Can't wait to hear more of the adventures of Lucie.

I haven't seen the movie yet but I did read the book. You know I'm an animal lover but the whole time I was reading that book I was thinking I'm not sure I would have kept that dog. :(

Walking on Sunshine... said...

The dogs are adorable!

I tried to email you my info for the prize I won, but my email came back to me undelivered. Can you please email me at philipc@ptd.net and I'll get you my address in a return email to you!

Thanks again for the magazine!!!

The Stylish House said...

Hi,
What cute puppies. I have wanted a pet for awhile, but have held off and enjoyed my grown DD’s cat instead. We always had a pet growing up and I miss having one around. I would like a cute lap dog, but if a free golden retriever came my way I sure would be tempted. ~Cathy~

Nancy said...

Oops, that is a retriever. Not a sitter. Well, she'll be a great dog I'm sure. ;)

Lisa said...

She's precious! I know what you mean about the empty nest. They tend to fly home don't they? And bring friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, puppies with them (O:

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

What adorable puppies!! So precious!! I wanted to make sure you knew about my great giveaway I am having! Would love for you to stop by and enter! A very Cute Whimsy Birdie Bag and Yummy Cupcake Pincushion is up for grabs! Have a great day and fun seeing what those puppies can get into! lol.

Hugs,
~Victoria~

Cathy said...

Oh my!!! SOOO sweet!!!

Thank you for stopping by earlier and leaving your sweet comment!!!

I came by for a quick visit and became a follower of your blog!!!
I look forward to many more visits and getting to know another Texas gal!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Just a little something from Judy said...

How could you have possibly said "no", when they are so adorable. It happens everytime when someone holds a baby golden. My good friend raises them. She will be having two new litters very soon. See if we can say "no"... Congratulations to you!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Oh my goodness, how adorable! I love your non-empty nest!

Miss Janice said...

Look at those darling babies...I am a complete sucker for little puppies!

Centsational Girl said...

I can just smell that sweet puppy breath right now. True love !