We finally decided as a family last night that we are getting a dog!
Our dog of choice: A Golden Retriever!
My kids spent most of the summer with my in-laws’ Golden Retriever and have been wanting one of their own for several years.
For years, my husband has complained about the hair all over.
He would always say how much he loves Goldens but can’t handle the hair and he would never want one.
I tried to convince the kids to get a low-shedding dog. I thought about Westies. I thought about Wheaten Terriers.
But for some reason it never felt right.
Then last night, my 7 year old spent over an hour next door at the neighbor’s playing with their black lab.
A big dog can be so much fun for boys.
I kept thinking how good he is with his grandparent’s Golden.
And how lucky my husband and I were to grow up with pets.
My husband and I looked at each other and for the first time, HE said, “The kid needs his own dog!”
Then last night he told me that if we are going to get any dog, he wants a Golden Retriever!
The funny thing was – that was exactly what I was thinking!
And then we told the kids!
So now that I have reached the point of no return, I spent the morning doing research online and emailing friends about potential breeders.
I am happy and terrified at the same time!
My house stays so clean now that the boys are a little older.
I don’t want hair all over or nose prints on my patio doors.
But I do feel it is time.
I will let you know how things go.
In the meantime, do you have any Golden Retriever info you would like to share?
Or better yet:
Do you know a good breeder in the New York/New Jersey/Pennsylvania area?
Thanks and have a great weekend!