We didn't run off and buy a puppy to fill a void, instead we ran off to Atlanta to try and get away for a few days, enjoy some time, and beer with one of my dearest friends.......they are dog lovers!!! For some reason or another the conversation would turn to their dogs, and how much they loved them.....and Alan persisted how much he wanted a puppy oh a sweet puppy. I stood firm - no way were we getting a puppy
Then one week later, still unpacking, Alan walks up to me holding this really old book - "how to train your Labrador retriever" He held it with a very pathetic look, and said "I've had this book since I was a little boy, just hoping and waiting until I could have my very own yard with my own Lab" I melted, I mean what did I know about anything, I'd never had a dog before - so to please my sweet wonderful husband I told him he could get a puppy.
He was on the phone within the hour and we were off to some farm in Mississippi in search for the perfect puppy. I mean really how can you tell what a perfect puppy is?? Alan said he wanted one that stood out from the rest, one that wasn't afraid of the others...... ummmmm, what were we thinking!