Thursday, March 15, 2012

Puppy Love

On Thursday, March 15, we picked up our new puppy in Florence on the Oregon coast at the Sand Dunes Golden Kennel, just about a month to the day we lost Carmen to a heart tumor. The new pup is an English Cream Golden Retriever imported from European stock.

Gina, Rebecca and I made the trek to Florence and, after a tasty seafood lunch at Mo's on the Siuslaw River, we proceeded to the kennel, near the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. The breeder had two litters to choose from, but most of the 15 puppies were boys.

Luckily, we were on the lookout for a girl, so it made choosing a wee bit easier because frankly, they all kind of looked alike.

Because she had the audacity to come up and untie both of my shoes when we first met, we selected the one known as "red collar girl" from among the two litters of golden retrievers.

For all intents and purposes, she chose us, and it would have been futile to resist her spunk and charm.

As a result, we're calling her "Moxie." The dictionary defines "moxie" as "vigor, verve, pep, courage and nerve." She certainly has all of those qualities and much more.

And, as you can tell from the photo below, we already have her trained to attack the beaver toy. Some things never change.


Anonymous said...

The most important first lesson has been learned.

Jeanie said...

She is so so cute. Glad you are bringing her up right!

xoxolupe said...

Well trained, already! We love her and can't wait to meet little Moxie!!!

Jessie White said...

Hi! I came across your blog because I'm looking to purchase a male puppy from Sand Dunes. I'd love to hear your thoughts on your puppy and the breeder. Please email me at jessiefern at gmail dot com.

Dog Containment System said...

Congrats to you for having a very cute puppy Moxie. She's so adorable and I can see that she's learning lots of things from you. Very well trained!