I figured I would know the right one when I saw it. We wanted a golden colored dog, not too big but not tiny. Soft hair that doesn't shed. Cuddly and smart and not hyper. Nothing too expensive. I wanted a dog that looked like a teddy bear. I saw one a couple of years ago and was never able to figure out what kind it was.
And then one day, as I was again searching Craigslist, I saw a poorly written post that seemed promising. John and I made the drive to the other side of Houston and we were smitten! We arranged to pick up our little guy once we returned from Jamaica. We told the kids we had a prize for them and they assumed they were getting more little Jamaica souvenirs. I secretly picked up the puppy and then put a ribbon on him and placed him in our suitcase. John led the kids in....
They were very surprised! And happy!
John David has declared that Hadley loves him second best after me.
Julia and John David both do really great with him
and I don't have to worry about them hurting him.
See the blob of black fur on the right? That's Phantom, John's parents' cocker spaniel. He and Hadley get along fine. Nothing cute and cuddly like sleeping side by side, but no barking and fighting either. Phantom likes to think he's too cool, but I think he'll come around.
Every night everybody gets "Hadley time" when I tuck them in. They love to tell him good night.
He looks like another stuffed animal.
Is it just me, or do they resemble one another in this picture?
Boo and Hadley. My heart is about to explode!
**I promise I comb my kids' hair. They were at a bounce house place all afternoon right before these pictures! =)