Or, I can just refresh your memory…
For the past few months we have been looking for a
Golden Retriever breeder.
Then a couple months ago,
we found one that was highly recommended
and we gave them a deposit.
When I filled out the questionnaire,
I said I prefer a girl but will take a boy.
Although over the past couple of months
we started leaning towards a girl.
The female goldens that I know
are calm, smaller than the males
and they don’t do that annoying humping that the males do!
I know some that are fixed and still do it!
And after all,
I live in a house with 2 boys
(3 if you count my husband!).
There is no pink in my house.
Sports are very important here.
Things get broken from too much horsing around.
Not to mention I assumed
one of my children would be a girl!
It reminds me
of the first time we saw the ultrasound for my second son.
They said it was too early to tell but it looks like a girl.
That’s all I needed to hear.
I started picking names,
I decided to use the room with the big closet for the baby.
Since after all, the “girl” would need a huge closet
for all of her cute little pink outfits.
And the next time we had an ultrasound
the technician says,
“It looks like your son will have a little brother!”
I was in shock for a minute
but suddenly I was overwhelmed with happiness.
I grew up with one sister
and we were very close.
The idea of having a sibling of the same sex seemed right.
They would be best friends,
they would protect each other,
they would play with each other,
I could pass down clothes…
when the boys and Dad are spending the day
wrapped up in sports of some sort…
I could shop.
Or get my nails done.
Suddenly this house full of boys was sounding better and better!
I wouldn’t change a thing about our family!
I couldn’t be happier with these 3 loves of my life!
But back to the dog situation…
Today the puppies were born!
I got the email from the breeder and she has 6 boys and 3 girls.
She told me on my questionnaire I stated I would take either
and is asking if I would take a boy…
I haven’t emailed her back yet.
But I got tears in my eyes when I read the email.
I am happy that the puppies were born.
But I am sad that I might not be able to buy pink…again.
We only thought of girl names…
in fact, all signs kept pointing to the dog being named
That name wasn’t my choice though.
I thought “Calypso” would be cute.
We could call her “Callie” for short.
Or even “Holly” because her birthday is close to Christmas.
Or one of my favorite girl names – “Sydney”.
I thought the dog and I would have this female bond,
as we looked at each other and rolled our eyes
at the crazy boy antics around here.
Well, maybe she wouldn’t be rolling her eyes…
But she would get it.
we don’t want to wait for another litter.
We promised the kids we would get a puppy in February.
And we are.
It’s just may be a boy.
It’s not definite,
but it looks like I will have to
satisfy my pink cravings by
shopping at Janie and Jack for
one of my best friends who
has 3 little girls!
I will keep you posted.
The puppy will come home in about 8 weeks.
I am sure we will love a boy or a girl.
I guess for now I will just enjoy
my clean house for awhile…
until the tumbleweeds of fur arrive!
Are you outnumbered in your home?