Vinze has a turtle. He loves that turtle and has taken very good care of it. He feeds it, plays with it, cleans its cage and just loves that turtle. Brisan has a horse that he loves. He rides it, talks about it and generally would love to be able to put him in our backyard so he can see him more.
Kazz has no pet and has been wanting a dog for a long time. He researched dogs online and decided that he really wants a Siberian Husky.
Anyway, Brian and I have been tinkering with the idea of getting a family dog. We don't have carpet for dander to adhere to, Kazz has gone quite a few years without an asthma attack and the boys are all old enough to give a dog attention, pet it, love it and pick up the poop! So, the idea has just grown on us.
Brian and I went around the town(s) yesterday, stealthily, under the guise of grocery shopping. We hit a few pounds, mutt mills and mall puppy shops. We held, petted and smelled quite a few dogs. None really struck our fancy. We saw a cute Labradoodle. The keeper said they are "hypoallergenic" because they don't shed "as much" as other dogs. I asked if the hair is really what causes allergies or is it the dander. She copped to the fact that it's the dander. So, no need to pay $800.00 for a designer breed. We walked out and gave up.
Brian was looking through the paper today and lo-and-behold found a woman who raises Siberian Huskys.
She and her husband race them and breed them. She was very sweet when he called to inquire about them. She answered all of our questions and added more information that put us at ease with her. So, on the spur of the moment we all hopped into our bus and drove an hour and a half to the Siberian Puppy breeders!
When we arrived, the boys were all in the appropriate excited mode on a day when mom and dad tell them they are getting a puppy, rush them into the vehicle and arrive on a farm where many, many dogs are yelping and jumping. They were a slight bit amped with smiles and frozen bodies because they didn't know where they were allowed to go at first, so they just stood out in the cold! LOL Then Sue came out and said, "Follow me boys" and they were off!
Daxx apparently thought that puppy picking was like pumpkin picking. He walked into the pen, played with a few puppies and the next thing we knew he had one in his arms waiting for us to leave. He walked all around with it, talked to it, played with it and wouldn't let it go. He was actually waiting for everyone to pick a dog up to take home! LOL
Well, Kazz picked his dog and we were about to walk out of the pen when I noticed that Daxx still had his puppy in his arms. I tried to explain, again, that we are getting one dog.
"Daxx, that black dog over there is our dog honey. Your doggie is so cute but mommy didn't bring enough money for another dog. Mommy only has blah in her purse and that is certainly not enough for two doggies. That's not even enough for one and a half doggies."
I looked at them in disbelief, then at Brian and then at Daxx's beaming face.
Brian nodded and smiled, Daxx took "his" puppy to the bus. Sue saw that Kole was still in the pen and let him pick out two dog toys to take home with us. He was absoulutely excited to do that let me tell you!
We paid way too little for these two purebred dogs. It pays to have sweet looking little boys around on puppy buying day! LOL It was then that Sue informed us that they are moving to Alaska and have another litter on the way. I think that they just really liked the boys and needed to get these pups to a good home quick. Their land is paid for in Alaska and they need to "mush" right on out of Michigan.
Now to stock up on Clorox wipes and dogfood. LOL