Our Kids Before Kids
It’s been a few years since our cat Solatire passed away at 16-years-old. Our sweet puppy Weiser passed at 12 peacefully here at home about 3-years-ago now. And our first dog Buddy died 7 year’s ago. He was a beautiful Golden Retriver; he was 4 when we got him but lived till 14- years-old. Our previous pet’s we got together long before having children, they were our first set of children. They became part of our family, welcomed our children into the world with us. So when they passed, it broke my heart. As any pet owner knows it’s painful to lose a pet; they are family. Still today I think about our previous pet’s and smile over the fantastic year’s we spent with them. The memories we made together and each one of their spunky personalities.
When’s The Right Time?
We’ve always had pet’s, even as children my husband and I both grew up with big dogs. They’ve always been apart of our world, but for the last few years, we felt the timing was never right to bring another pet into our home. The children constantly asked and even protest to do all the work required for a puppy. The decision was tough because our lifestyle has become very busy. Busy running a few businesses, busy with four children, busy with kids sports, busy road-tripping, traveling, busy, busy. If we waited for the perfect time in life, we’d be waiting forever.
Just like having children the perfect time never comes along. The time when you’re making more money, or the perfect time when you’re more mature and can give them more time. There is no such thing as the perfect time when it comes to welcome neither a child or pet into your home. They will just fit into your lifestyle like a glove; you’ll naturally make any time right for you. Well, that’s what I believe. So after thinking long and hard about the positives to welcoming another pet into our home, we realized now was our perfect time.
A Dog’s Purpose
Our children deserve the happiness having a pet brings into a house. A dog to help teach them compassion. They need a dog to whisper secrets too. A dog that will run beside them and always play. A dog that will greet them with excitement every time they walk in the door. A dog to teach them responsibilities. A dog who will love them unconditionally even when they may feel they’ve done something wrong. Yes, these are all values we teach our children, but dogs are a great addition to parenting. They naturally bond with the child and become a best-friend. From snuggles to play-time a dog is always happy to be with you. They won’t fight with you like a sibling, nor will they try to take your toys.
If you haven’t watched the movie a Dog’s Purpose yet go and watch it and you’ll see just what I mean.
Meet Our Red Sable Goldendoodle
Our new puppy comes home in a week.
Mocha is a F1b Goldendoodle. Her unique coloring is called red sable, and we’ve been told she will have a long wavy coat and look very much like her red sable Goldendoodle Mom. Her daddy is a black phantom Moyen Poodle giving her a medium height.
Mocha is a bursting ball of energy and loves to explore. Which I believe will fit well with our four children and living on a country property with lots of room to run.
Introducing Mocha into our family just feels so right. There is not a day that goes by the kids, and I aren’t looking over pictures of her counting down the days until we bring her home.
It’s been almost two decades since we’ve trained a puppy, please share your tips with us!
Tell me, all about your pet’s and training tips.
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