Today it rained and rained. The creeks were filled to overflowing. It was the sort of day when people tend to bring up the notion of Noah’s Ark. Today was also a day that we had planned to go out east of the city and get a puppy at, ironically enough, Noah’s Ark Animal Rescue. We went out with intention of meeting a specific little dog named Iris who is a Golden Retriever/ Lab mix. We knew also that there was a litter of Labs that had arrived a day earlier who were up for grabs, so we were keeping an open mind. Objectivity is of utmost importance when choosing a dog, of course.
Iris turned out to be a gem. Smart, full of spunk and cute as an absolute button! That said… there were those labs, a little yellow one in particular, that were looking pretty nice as well. My husband went to take a look at them, next pen over. “What if we were to take two?”, he said – non-chalantly, I might add. I was floored. “Whadda ya mean, ‘two’? ” I said… surely he was not serious. But he was.
Long story short, we took two puppies; the original Iris for whom we had originally made the trip, and the little yellow lab, named River (Joan at Noah’s Ark is a great dog namer by the way!) We suddenly are parents of twin puppies, completely unexpectedly, and yet now that we have them, I can’t imagine having only adopted one of them.
Now that we have them home, they are keeping each other entertained, which is nice as it has given old Caskie a chance to just sit back and observe, and grumble a little, as he figures out what this all means to him. They nap and play intermittently, as puppies do, and frankly, I don’t want to go to bed, lest the puppies grow overnight, while I’m not watching them.
This will mean some new and exciting things in the Daily Dog column for sure. Below are some photos of the new babies and a funny one of Caskie’s first response to their arrival (he peed!).