Sunday, May 22, 2011

House Guest

Doug and Brody came in for the weekend.  Doug will be traveling over the next couple of weeks, so we're keeping Brody for him.

It's kind of a trial run. 

11 years of marriage and we have yet to get a dog.  Brody is a keeper......he's very well trained and easy to take care of.  The kids adore him.  And, I love Golden Retrievers.  Our only reservations are:

 1.  the cost of raising a dog

2. our love of travel makes it difficult to have much more than a cat

Boarding is expensive!  So, we're thinking about it.  Doug mentioned us adopting him......time will tell! 

Know who is not so enthusiastic about this option?


I'm pretty sure he's reviewing his plans for plotting my death while I sleep. 

If this becomes my last post, you know why.



Dee Stephens said...

He looks like a sweetie! I love Goldens too! :)

If the shoe FITZ said...

Don't forget about the dog hair that will get EVERYWHERE!!! That's my biggest deal with our dog!

Becca Jane said...

Oh he's cute! We can't wait to get a dog OUTSIDE dog. I grew up with a black lab. I bet your kids will love playing with him!

Sara said...

I have a confession to make: Up until now, I thought Brody was Doug's friend. Maybe he's gay? Maybe he's not. But I had no idea that Brody was a dog. Sorry, Doug.

Brody is adorable though!!! I love Golden's. Though I've never had one. We've always had black labs. And yes - the hair shedding is THE worst drawback to labs and goldens.
My best friend has a golden doodle and he's adorable....he doesn't shed AT ALL. Perfect. Smart little thing too.

Katherine said...

Adopting our mini Schnauzer, Fritz, is one of the best things we ever did. BUT... he is small, doesn't really shed, doesn't require a ton of exercise like Labs do. He came to us already trained and housebroken. He really isn't much work at all, much easier than the kids!! He is my sweet snuggle bunny and I adore him. And before Fritz, I always thought Schanuzers were ugly and annoying.

The Soladay Family said...

So glad to see you venturing into the world of doggies! Totally worth all that comes with owning man's best friend. =)

Hattie said...

Awwwww! We used to have a golden retriever named Boomer. We had to give him to a rescue when we had Evan b/c Boomer was always knocking him down & playing too rough. He thought he was one of the boys. I cried so hard, it was heartbreaking. Hope it works out b/c they are the sweetest dogs!!!

SASS said...

Haha Sara.
He totally fits on with your family. Blonde and shaggy, extra cute. Except for the well trained part. I'm extra Sassy today, deal with it.

Allyson and Dave said...

I love golden retrievers. If we ever got a dog that is what it would be. But we are too lazy to take care of a dog. Cats are so much easier.

Lauren W said...

I will say that our "free" dog that we got 5 years ago at a humane shelter has cost us wayyyyyy more than we expected from our free dog.

However, the amount of love we've gotten from our golden lab is priceless. Cheesy, but true.

Jodee said...

Yep -- I missed this post! I do think Brody would be the perfect addition to your family. However, I feel super tied down with our two. In addition, they are expensive! We spend some serious smack on pet sitters! In other words, DON'T DO IT!

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