7/27/2007

Meet "Summer" our new family member!

"Summer" born 5/28/07


Noelle and Summer....didn't know I had my shoe in there!


Noelle and Summer playing in the water!



All tired out.....loves to use the water bowl for a pillow!


Noelle and Summer Wrestling! Noelle is really pretty gentle with her!


Summer with her Lion!

Summer's ( 8 weeks old) Very First Pictures!
This picture makes her look much bigger than she actually is.

We decided we would like to have a 2nd Golden Retriever.........our Noelle is 22 months old and we felt she had matured enough so we could get another puppy. We ended getting another Golden from .......http://goldengirlskennels.com/the same place where we found Noelle. It actually was our 43rd Anniversary the day we found her and fell in love with this little golden ball of fur. We did not get her that day though........we had to think deep and hard about if we really wanted to go through puppy stage again. We found Noelle was a real challenge to raise........she is very energetic......but she has turned into one of the most beautiful Golden Retrievers we have ever seen. She is becoming a real sweetheart. Once we made the decision to raise another puppy ........it didn't take long to find a puppy who seemed perfect for our family. She came into our home the 21st of July.......a Saturday evening.

We were a little worried how Noelle and Sadie would be around this tiny puppy...........but much to our amazement.........they were off and playing almost immediately. Summer acts like she has been here forever...........she is a very confident little dog.........manuvers the steps like a pro and has been just a joy from day one. She acts like a big dog in a small body.......... she is very smart and she knew her name in two days. Noelle and Summer are playing most of the time...........this second one will be much easier as she has Noelle and Sadie to tire her out.

Summer has adjusted to our schedule so fast..........sleeps when we do and naps in her crate without much fuss. She seems to be a much calmer dog than Noelle...........she looks like a little gold fur ball.........little black eyes and nose. You just want to hug her and hold her forever. We are amazed every day how well she has adapted to our home in such a short time.

Summer is giving Boot's our cat a hard time........she thinks Boot's is always ready to play. Boot's really lets her know when he has had enough. Since Boot's loves to play with the other dogs we think in a short time he will love playing with Summer often.

We love to watch Noelle and Summer playing. Noelle is acting like a "little mother hen".......she sleeps by Summer's crate a lot............shares the balls with her and seems to be real gentle with the puppy so far. It's just a beautiful sight to see two such pretty Goldens playing together. We think Summer will be a little bit darker and maybe a little bit smaller than Noelle.

7/28/07

Our first week with Summer has been a joy.........she has adapted to our family so fast........everyone loves her who has met her. We took her to the mountains today and she slept most of the way. She loved exploring the rocks etc. She is really a wonderful little dog to take in the car...........never a sound out of her. We had so much fun with her today.