Sunday, September 23, 2007

Meet Bella!

We drove up to New Jersey on Saturday with every intention of coming home with a puppy, but we ended up falling in love with a puppy in a different litter (and we think the feeling was mutual!) She was only 6 weeks old, still too young to come home with us that day, so we get to go back next Saturday and pick her up. We knew the instant we saw her that she was our Bella - she ran up to us, smothered B in doggie kisses, and we were mush from there. So, without further delay, here's Bella!

Bella is a little bit sassy... (is she telling her cousin that red is maybe not her color?)

and a whole lotta sweet...

For reference, here's Bella's dad (who is the biggest teddy bear, despite the fact that his head is bigger than B's and the dog weighs 190 pounds):

On the bright side, not coming home with her on Saturday gave us the opportunity to get her living quarters ready (and toys! lots of toys!).

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Meeting the Puppies

On the Friday before our wedding, we drove to the home of our wonderful breeder to meet our prospective puppy, her brothers and sisters, cousins, parents and grandparents (that's a lot of dogs!). We had such a great time with them all - we didn't want to leave! Here are a few pictures from the day.