No, I don’t have one of my favorite 80s songs running through my head, but I am talking about Faith, the tiny little golden doodle that is living with us for the next few weeks. I can’t even write about her without a huge smile on my face, she is the sweetest most delicious little puppy on earth. Faith’s Lodge, the charity that I work with has their annual event, Hope Rocks in September. One of the jobs of the junior board that I am on this year was to gather items for the live and silent auction. This was a huge job because the auction is a big money-maker for the lodge. One of the girls on the board found a breeder in West Virginia to donate “Faith” and give her to a new, wonderful family at the live auction. I volunteered to take Faith for a few weeks before the event mainly because of Teddy’s obsession with dogs (he promised me that she would go for a higher bid because of his training!) and let’s be honest, I saw pictures of her ahead of time, how could I say no? We only will have her for 3 weeks, but it will be plenty of time for me to get a solid attachment to her and be completely devastated when I have to give her to her new family. Ha! I know it’s for a good cause and that is what I have to remember when these 3 weeks are up, but its going to be hard to let her go. She did so well her first night here, we didn’t hear a peep from her until about 3:30am when I checked on her and then she slept again until our alarm went off at 6:30am. The second night was a little bit different, I think Ted and I got about 4 hours of sleep. I went through the workday rather delirious and drank caffeine for the first time in over a year, but I figure if nothing else, its good practice for having our own family one day.
I’ve been a little picture happy since her arrival, check out a few of my favorites, so far.
Teddy is such a natural with her. Of course I’m thinking “he is going to be the best dad” every single time I see them together. Notice Steveo trying to get in on the fun. He has been the best dog with Faith’s arrival. I attribute Steve’s easy transition of Faith in the house to Ted making him an overall well-adjusted doggie! I think he might be thrilled to see her go though.