Many thanks for all the awesome congrats and touching comments, from Kelly's DT friends.
- much appreciated
You are teasing us too much! We need more pictures of your baby girl!
^^^^ More Kelly pictures, to come / but "story time" first...
Congrats!!! What color collar was she? We spent some time with the litter last time we visited Sandi... loved the black girls!
I was very fortunate time wise of the Spirit litter, after reaching out to dapple from Toronto (Rudy's Mom) and owe aka "Kelly's Aunt Sue", much thanks and a great deal of respect...
Luckily the new born dobes were only 4 days old, so I quickly phoned Sandi at Bruda, as I desperately needed a dobe again in our family life, sooner than later.
One girl was already sold and the breeder with co-owner was taking the first two prospect girls, after grading the litter (+8 weeks old)...and a third show girl (??).
So I told Sandi, a girl was our #1 choice, because they take up less room, on the master bed (lol)...and we would be equally happy with a boy too.
Never had a red dobe before (and I love seeing them on DT), so either a black or red / FM or M was completely ok with us.
^^^^ So after a 20 minute phone call with Sandi, and sharing "my Amy's journey - R.I.P." one puppy was secured.
When I got off the phone, I was flip-in excited, and a new dober chapter was restarting.
To say I was stoked, would be a huge under-statement, as my severely broken heart could finally begin to heal...and dear old Amy, would want nothing more, for her loving family.
The 9 week wait for a puppy was very exciting (I now woke up with joy, in my heart) and Sandi only told us just one week before our Illinois trip, that "it's a girl" for our family...
So next I ask the next logical question, red or black ?? Sandi said it will have to be a nice surprise.
So I am very excited, and immediately share the great news with dapple, to find out, she is also keeping the secret...
...no surprise...he-he. Sizzledog
- So we didn't really know what color collar, Kelly was...from the earlier baby photos / because, we didn't even know, which one was ours to start with - visiting Sandi and the litter, I would be doing to, if it wasn't for the long drive / nice you got the opportunity, how very exciting !!
- I told Sandi, if we were neighbors, I would be holding and playing with the pups daily.
How is this for good puppy Karma (meant to be), past dobe(s) live on ??
Aww, so cute! I love her leopard cone, very stylish.
I'm expecting many many more pictures when you get home!
The 4th photo in post #1 is the exact moment captured in time, when Sandi finally shared the anticipated words, with our family: "you get a black girl, with the cheetah print, cup hat"
The real significance of the breeders comment and her puppy pick for our family, struck an immediate and meaningful accord, with my wife.
Nancy knew that "our senior Amy was reborn
, partially in the little one"...a perfect pup with Amy blessings, was ours.
You see: Amy’s favorite blanket that covered her leather love seat and one of her two couch pillows, was also all “cheetah print”.
A clear indication, of puppy selection fate !!
Congratulations - looks like a lucky puppy & a lucky family. She looks like a cutie.
I heard it might be snowing in some areas near you tonight - going to be some unpleasant midnight pee breaks coming up.
The weather is very bad, 45 minutes from here / our son Andrew turned around and cancelled a Toronto trip, near Woodstock...this morning.
Emergency crews on 401, now cleaning up numerous accidents...it’s bad out there.
One mile stretch of hwy, had several vehicles in the ditch / first snowfall, and many drivers don’t learn, to slow down.
St. Thomas only had a light dusting of white flakes (early morning), so Kelly didn’t have enough snow to play in...her Winter experience, will come.
We decided to stay home instead, this weekend....and 2 hours North, my twin brother says ir's as clear as a bell...go figure.