Sooo. . .with my loss of Nick and not-very-"lucky" experience with dogs (somehow every dog we've owned has been ill or had other issues,) I'm afraid to buy another puppy. Remember, Nick had more than an "aggression problem." He was dangerous. Aggression can be trained away--mental illness cannot.
Nick is a beautiful part of my memory. . .that I try to wash away. Because when I think of Nick, I cry. Still. Sorry for blubbering, but it's nice to drop everything on my blog--and knowing you understand. And even if you don't--this is my online journal. It's as much for me as it is for YOU.
Yeah, I'm scared. But I'm still looking into/heavily researching breeds, breeders. Because I need a furry, devoted, canine friend in my life. After losing one so important to me--I realize that, even more. Friends have been telling me to get another dog. . .and the other night I knew they were right. Just like that. I NEED another dog. Golden Retriever? Maybe--I've always wanted one, and my family has raised Labs for Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Golden's are very similar in temperament. . .friendly, dopey, energetic, family pets. I contacted a couple local Golden rescues. . .but as I continued researching (because I will NOT ever find myself in a puppy-mill situation again,) I discovered. . .the Goldendoodle.
It seems absolutely wicked to be posting pictures of dogs. Only the peace of Jesus lets me do this--gives me excitement over possibly getting another puppy. I'm sure now--really sure--that putting Nick down was right. There was a reason for all of this. I may not understand why. . .only that I was supposed to be my Nickle's mommy. God has a plan for everything.
Sitting here. . .listening to Alan Meknen. (hey, that sounds better then The Little Mermaid. :P ) Needing to go pack. . .really, it's late. I should probably find something to wear. Ya know, if this whole new-puppy idea works, it'll take months of research. I'm trying several breeders, until I find exactly what I'm looking for. It probably won't be until spring before I raise enough $$. Who knows, by then I might change my mind. . .
What do you think of YOUR Goldendoodle? Seriously--I need opinions. Nice temperament? Trainable? What do I look for in a reliable breeder? (I'm an experienced dog owner, but you can't get too many viewpoints.) Lemme know in a comment or contact me via my email (see "tabs").