Simple Splendor

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Our dog died this summer from the disease that had kept him quite ill for nearly a year. It was tough for us to sit back and watch him suffer at such a young age and my brother, who was the closest to him and his main caregiver, especially had a difficult time with his death. So when my brother started checking humane society websites on a daily basis and looking up breeders online, we knew he was ready for another dog.

So we lied to him. We told him we were driving out to some farmer's market in the middle of nowhere. But in actuality, I had called and made arrangements for us to visit a Mennonite farm who sold a ton of different breeds (she referred to their farm as being a "country pet store"). And, believe it or not, he was completely oblivious to the plan until we pulled up their drive way and he saw the "puppies for sale" sign. You should have seen the look on his face!

The barn the puppies were kept in was very clean and very well kept. Each litter was separated into pens, there was no smell, and no filth. All puppies came vet checked and with their first shots, some even with their second. So if you're looking for a dog, I recommend them highly.

We let him sort of wander around, pet them, play with them and what not to get a feel for the kind of dog he was looking for. And then he saw her! As soon as he picked her up we all knew that she'd be the one he'd pick.

Originally uploaded by Amy Cow.

Here's Matt upon first meeting Lucille, a 7 week old Lab - Collie - Labradoodle cross. She is such a sweetie!


  • My sarcasm ability is rendered's just -so- cute.

    The first year is a pain in the ass, remember. The first YEAR. Dogs rock.

    By Anonymous richard, at January 29, 2006 4:54 p.m.  

  • Despite my hatred for the canine race, I feel much joy for Matt and your fam.


    Now take care of the little one. =P

    By Blogger Kaiser, at January 29, 2006 7:57 p.m.  

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