One afternoon in the fall of 2010, we told the kids to get in the car for a surprise trip.
When we were *almost* to the breeder's house, we finally told the kids where we were going.
"We're about to pick up our new puppy!"
What an exciting day.
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We've now had Izzy for a little over 2 years.
I enjoy having a dog SO much.
I love Izzy's personality. She's always so enthusiastic and eager to socialize.
The downside of that is, she's a little too eager sometimes and needs to learn some puppy manners.
Hunter and I are going to take her to a "polite puppy" class which some of our friends have attended and enjoyed. I don't think the dog class people offer another session until early 2103, so we still have a bit of time to continue to try to work on things ourselves.
All in all, we are simply thrilled that we took the plunge and got a family dog.
We're thrilled with what type of dog we ended up getting. (She's a boykin spaniel.)
We're so thankful for our sweet little dog, Izzy!
These pictures were taken sometime during Izzy's first few weeks with us.
Here's a video of the day we met Izzy. This video was taken in the breeder's back yard.
And also, here's a video that I put together when Izzy was little. I posted this on the blog about 2 years ago, but I'll put it here again since I'm reminiscing today.