Monday, July 3, 2017

Did you Guess? Our Family has Grown!

Something exciting is happening at The Writer's Dog...Friday I asked you to guess what it might be. Some of you guessed that I was under contract for a new series of dog books, and that my first book is being made into a movie. Wow I'd love that! Both of those would be awesome but it's not happening (yet!). Others guessed that Ernest got his TDI (therapy dog) certificate. Not yet, but he will be attending classes and  heading toward that goal. So the correct answer is....


Petey in a bucket
We got a puppy!
Can you believe it?
As you know we've been adopting senior dogs, and sadly, in March we lost both Ike and Kelly. Then two months ago we adopted 8 1/2 year old Ernest. He's an awesome sweet boy and we sure got lucky when our rescue group found him for us. Then, something totally surprising happened! We got a wonderful opportunity to bring an adorable golden retriever puppy into the family and...well, Ernest now has a little brother.
Our first day together.
Family portrait. Does Ernest look a little worried? Don't worry Ernest, it will be okay.
 After all the sadness we've gone through the last few months, we think a little puppy energy is just what we all need. Of course, we plan to keep on rescuing senior goldens, too. For sure for sure.

So please welcome Petey!

Welcome to the family, Petey!
Check back later to see how Petey is transitioning into the family, the first few days/nights, housetraining, and how Ernest is doing with the new addition.

p.s. Since no one guessed the correct answer, I will randomly draw a winner from all the guesses.

14 comments:

  1. Ooh, Miss Peggy!!! We is doin' the boxer wiggle butt happy dance over dis news. Petey is such a cutie patootie! Max and me is sure dat Ernest and hims will become the bestest furiends in no time!

    Congratulations! Mom says dat Petey has hit the "furever" home jackpot and we agree wif her!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

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    1. Thank you Maggie Mae and Max! I think that Ernest will enjoy having a sibling. Mom and Dad are keeping busy. A puppy is a lot more work than an old dog!!

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  2. Congratulations! What a beautiful family! ❤️

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    1. Thank you Jan. It's fun to have Old Gold and Puppy Gold!

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  3. I love the way you composed your family portrait. Light-haired Mike next to red-furred Ernest and light-furred Pete being held by red-haired Peggy. Everyone looks wonderful together!

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    1. I love that you notice such a thing, my artistic friend!

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  4. Oh my gosh!!! He's SOOOOO adorable! And hopefully he'll help Ernest be a little less... earnest. :)

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    1. I am thinking he'll be good for Ernest. It gets a little dull here with just us "old folk" lol and I think a pup might help keep us all young! :) p.s. I liked your guess though!! If only!

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    2. My guess will happen too! Enjoy them! (Yeah... your "dull" times are over with all that puppy energy! This is why they make them so darn cute... cuz otherwise who could put up with them??) :)

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  5. so happy for the both of you and Ernest, who has a new baby brother. how wonderful and he is a doll baby. just look at the beautiful smile.

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    1. Yes we told Ernest that he had the job to help us teach and raise the puppy.

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  6. We were in the same position last year after adopting seniors and hospice pups for the last 7 years. We lost two within a month of each other last year so when we started looking we were thinking a 5=8 year old since our pup at home was 14. We ended up with a 2 year old puppymonkey. She has actually convinced our 14 year old to do zoomies and play bitey face. We will also continue to rescue seniors but the new energy has revitalized us. Hope it does the same for you! Becky bfree1@tampabay.rr.com

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    1. Thank you for sharing your story. I'm glad to hear our younger dog has revitalized you all. That is what we are hoping for too. Hugs to all yours young and old.

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  7. Welcome Petey! Looking forward to lots of puppy pictures.

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