Time for a puppy update!
Our little miniature golden doodle is named Bodhi (pronounced Bodie). It is short for Bodhisattva, a Sanskrit name meaning enlightened one (my husband was born in India).
We forgot the work that a puppy requires the first few weeks after bringing him home! Oh my. Constant diligence and patience are required. It all pays off of course. Bodhi wants to please and training is going well.
His mother is an English Cream Golden Retriever and his father is a Toy Poodle. Bodhi seems to be taking after his father so far. His vet said he eats like a poodle (slowly) and his face shape is more like a poodle. He was the smallest of the four boys in his litter. The breeder thinks he will be about 25-30 pounds full grown.
Thank goodness it is spring and we are able to be outside. He did get to experience snow for the first time after bringing him home. We had two snowfalls this winter in late February. We missed one of them while out of town in New Orleans and Fairhope, AL.
We wanted to rescue a puppy and I have been perusing rescue sites for months but it was very difficult finding what we really thought was right for us. We are used to the pleasing personalities of retrievers but needed a small dog for our cottage and we wanted to start with a puppy. We do not have a fenced yard, living on a wooded mountain property. Most rescues require a fenced yard.
I kept seeing photos of miniature golden doodles on Pinterest and noticed several on the streets of NYC while visiting our daughter in January. Our Atlanta friends lost their lab and were looking for a puppy. They found an ethical doodle breeder and we decided to see the puppies. Of course, game over after spending an hour with a litter of beautiful puppies!
We took the puppy to Hilton Head last week to meet two of our kids (the two East Coast ones, oldest lives in Colorado) and spend time with some good friends.
The puppy needed socialization so the timing was perfect. He was used to just being with the two of us and needed to widen his world.
He loved the beach and enjoyed meeting EVERY SINGLE PERSON who passed us on the beach.
He also spent the day in Savannah with us. Our son attends SCAD.
He is under the table sleeping, you can see his tushy sticking out.
So we are adjusting to day to day life with a new little creature as our constant companion.
Flower shopping with him the other day.....
We are keeping the travel crate in the car and taking him everywhere with us that we can.
Happy spring everyone! We are getting busy in the yard and enjoying the daffodils we planted last fall.
Thanks for visiting!