We got a dog1 Lo has been asking for a dog foreverrrr! She jumped through some hoops to show us that she was ready and could be responsible for a new dog so we went and got her one.
I've been searching for months what type of dog to get and where to get one. We've always had big dogs and I LOVE big dogs, but they typically shed. Golden Doodles have been everywhere lately and they're so friendly. I researched a TON about them and while I'd love to be able to adopt a dog from a shelter, with young kids, Troy and I felt that it was a risk we weren't willing to take.
I stumbled across Lodestar Doodles out of Weatherford, TX right outside of Dallas and I loved their approach to breeding. Their goal was to constantly be bettering the breed and to breed gentle, loving and playful family pets so we decided to go with them!
Troy is such a saint. I don't know how we convinced him to get a dog in the first place, but we also managed to convince him to drive our little family across 3 states to go get one! Hahaha we rented an RV, loaded it up with our favorite snacks, dinners and drinks and hit the road! It took us about 2 days to get there and about a day to get back. We had a few hiccups with the heater and New Mexico was COLD! We decided that instead of worrying about carbon monoxide poisoning that it would be best to drive straight home. It was tough and we got home at 3 am but we were all so happy to sleep in our own beds!
Moose is our new little family member. The kids adore him. He's a baby with sharp little teeth and we're all looking forward to him getting past the teething stage. But he sleeps GREAT! A few accidents but that's to be expected.
In the first week, he already knows how to sit, shake, and hi-five! He's so so smart! We love him so much that we're considering getting him a sister in a few months!