The kids have banded together. They are very savvy and have Dave and I figured out!
They have been lobbying for a while for a new puppy, they have gone through the books and websites researching what would be a good match for our family. I wasn't ready and until this point had been not very approachable about the subject. I still really miss Avalanche.
Well the kids dropped the bomb on us at the beginning of the month that all they wanted for Christmas was a puppy. And not only do they agree that they are willing to forego all gifts, but they have all agreed on one breed! AMAZING!
This was how I had managed to avoid the question, one wanted one thing and one another. Made it possible for me to say we can't do it until we agree. They got me on my own words, LOL!
All four of them have held ranks too, this entire time. Dave and I spent a lot of time looking for breeders who would have pups that we would find reputable and would want to have a puppy from. Let me just tell you, the type that they had decided on is called a "Borzoi", they are also known as Russian Wolfhounds. They are beautiful, fast and lazy (once they are tired, just like our kids!)
Here is the kicker, of course, try as we might to get a dog here in time for Christmas and to maximize the socialization time with the family, we can't get it here likely for a while because of the cold snap we are having in Salt Lake. Puppies can't travel if it is below 35 degrees Fahrenheit. So I thought for sure when I told them this they would crack and the jig would be up for them, of course now at this point I am loving the darling little puppies that we keep seeing in all the photos the breeder has shown us! No break in ranks, and Mom and Dad are just as hooked, they succeeded! We are adding a sweet little guy to our family this winter, and can't wait to have him here as soon as possible!
We do have to pass a home inspection, the kids have been puppy proofing like mad. The cats of course will have an adjustment period, but will be fine and the snow will be a wonderland to a puppy who is coming from Texas!
So now, I need some help.
The puppies are all named after spells from the Harry Potter books. His registered name is quite cool, "Gryffyn’s Expecto Patronum", but he will need a "family" name. We are thinking we want to stay in the Potter line of names, but would love some input!
So in the comments will you leave a suggestion so we can have a little help?
We are very happy that we will have new member in our family, and it is the perfect gift for all of us this season!
Hope all of you are enjoying the gifts of the season as well!