We anticipate the arrival of a new addition to Fife and Drum on October 23, 2020. A female Golden Retriever, to be named Bella, will be joining the crew at Fife and Drum Central. We visited the breeder last weekend and Lelia picked out her dog and named her. Each of the six pups in the litter were off the wall cute so one could hardly go wrong choosing any of the dogs. When Lelia picked up the pup with the red collar, said dog gave Lelia a dainty dog licking on her cheek and we all knew that this particular dog had chosen Lelia.
Here are some pictures of the actual pups ( the picture at the top of this page is file stock from the internet). Bella is the puppy with the red collar.
Lelia and I are in charge of all dog care. Mom is prohibited from walking Bella so that the latter does not bond to the former. All of our previous dogs have bonded primarily to Mom, due largely to the fact that it was always Mom who was taking care of the dogs (walks and feeding). She has become the Dog Whisperer in our house because all dogs naturally gravitate towards her. So Lelia and I are starting with a clean canvas and the chance to create the numero uni bond with Bella. Dad will be doing the house breaking training and spend numerous nights sleeping on the couch to offset the expected night crying of Bella until she acclimates to her new home. Hopefully, our Lab Augie, will help Bella have some comfortable nights in the beginning.
It’s been years since we have had a puppy. We know the drill and routine and know how difficult the first six to eight months can be. However, the payoff with an adult Golden is well worth the effort that one puts in.
We are looking forward to Bella’s arrival.
Teach her to paint and you'll be laughing.ReplyDelete
Probably paint with her tongue.Delete
Congratulations on the new family addition. For every small difficulty that comes with puppy-hood there are abundant joys!ReplyDelete
Yes, the payback in love from your Golden makes all of the puppy year worthwhile.Delete
Those would be hard to resist.ReplyDelete
Wonderful dogs and worth every bit of effort in the early stages and, even saying that, they are easier than a lot of other breeds. If only they wouldn't shed as much I might be able to convince my wife to get another.ReplyDelete
I agree. Shedding is a foregone conclusion when you buy a Golden.😄Delete
I’ve always believed when God first made dogs, he had Golden Retrievers in mind. I’m surprised you are only bringing home one of them.ReplyDelete
If we didn’t already have Augie The Doggie, then I’d be tempted to bring home a pair.Delete
Wonderful news, Jim!ReplyDelete
Thank you Stokes.Delete