Now we all know that is not possible, but we ARE expecting! We are expecting to bring home a puppy in June, squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Charlie and I discussed different breeds and we really thought about a lab, but after talking to many people and hearing about their shedding we decided to go another route. I think Charlie would have gone for it but I just didn't think I was ready for that much hair around the house. Maybe someday we will have that lab but right now it is not the right fit for our family.
So we continued our discussion and read about Springer Spaniels. Charlie and I have always loved Springer Spaniels and after some research we decided that a springer would be a perfect fit for our family. I think Ellie would be happy we stayed in the spaniel family.
We have been talking to a breeder in Leesburg and he emailed us last night that they are pretty sure the Mama we like is pregnant. Here is a picture of Roxy - this picture reminds me of Ellie. As soon as I saw this, I knew Roxy was the one.
We are going out to meet Roxy and the breeder tomorrow morning. Henry is going to be so excited but it is going to be hard to convince him that we won't get the puppy until June. Once Roxy has the puppies we will go out again and have Henry pick the female he would like. We are hoping for a liver and white puppy, but we shall see.
I know that it might feel like it is too soon but our house without a dog just doesn't feel complete. We are surprised we were able to wait this long but it just made the most sense to get a puppy in the summer.
I'm looking forward to all the smiles this new puppy is going to bring to our family. Henry is already asking if the puppy can sleep in his room with him. I just know they are going to be best friends.