Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A new family member is coming!


I know this may seem fast to some of you, but we have grieved over our sweet Jakie for so many months now, and feel a need to fill the hole in our hearts left when he was put to sleep last week. This is the puppy that has captured our hearts. A couple of days ago we put a deposit on a puppy that isn't born yet, that we would receive at the beginning of February. Dave initially wanted a dog that looks like a mini golden retriever, being cream in color, but the more we looked at this little guy the more his uniqueness and cuteness grew on us. He just seemed to keep staring at us saying, "buy me". This is a mix of a cocker spaniel and a golden retriever (also called a comfort retriever or mini golden retriever). He is a rare sable color. He is coming to us from South Dakota, as we could not find anyone breeding these nearby. We will name him Dakota, AKA Koty. Isn't he a cutie?

18 comments:

Tracy said...

Oh, he's very cute. Sounds like a really good mix. I'll bet they are very friendly dogs. Did you say when he will arrive?

barty said...

He's adorable. I can't wait to meet him!

Rachel said...

He will arrive on Friday night at 10:00pm.

T said...

I am a firm believer in filling holes that our lost animals leave.
I am very glad that you are.
he is adorable!

gmj said...

Yippie!! A new baby!! How is he getting to you , air freight? Baby puppy ears to kiss, and puppy smells! Who is he going to sleep with? Me, Pick Me!! :)

joeks said...

He is SO cute! and I love the name!

Heather said...

He is adorable, Rachel. I was just thinking about you yesterday and wondering if you would be ready for a new puppy in the near future. I think it's a great idea and it will be so much fun for all of you. Love the name.

Molly said...

Oh boy! A new cousin to play with! Woof!

Bethany said...

So, I'm confused... Is he coming in February or this Friday?

Rachel said...

Bethany- We initially put a deposit on one that is due to be born in December. That one we would have gotten in February. But this little guy was so cute that we just couldn't resist him (Uncle Dave initially wanted a cream colored one). He will be 8 weeks old on Friday, therefore can fly here then! I already feel attached and we don't even have him yet.

Shelly said...

Awwwww! Congrats on your new baby!! :)

Heather said...

How do you get him? Do you pick him up at the airport?

Rachel said...

Heather- Yup, we pick him up at the airport. We have a number that we need to give them, and a photo ID.

Priscilla said...

That is great! I can't wait to meet Koty!

Priscilla said...

I like his "widow's peak"

Martha said...

Hey yeah, look at that widow's peak. You should have named him "Eddie" after the Munster's.

Heather said...

That is a good idea, Martha!

Rachel, I bet you are on your way to the airport right now!!! So exciting!

Anika said...

He is sooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AW!! Puppies are so cute!!!