Monday, August 18, 2014

hola sugarhoney!

well that was quick!

there was a retriever-sized hole blasted into our hearts last week, and we stuffed it with a puppy. i have always said that the only cure for the dead dog blues is puppy shopping, and this weekend i put my money where my mouth is.

like the griswold's pilgrimage to see a moose, on friday we took a pilgrimage 7 hours in each direction to ohio to see a puppy.


Following the nachodoggy trail of tears to Ohio for a black lab pup. #notkidding #nojudging #sugarhoneydog
I-75 north

kevin grew up with a black lab female - night - and he really wanted another one of those. i grew up with crappy rabbits and really just wanted another lab - any gender any color.

after some sleuthing, we found her online, decided we are crazy but who cares, and set off to bring her home. 

she is black, she is 8 weeks old, and she is bred to be mellow. her mother, princess, looks just like nacho with teats. her father, bear, is a sweet, calm, waggily boy.  we met them both and wanted to take them home with us, too. awesome dogs.


sugarhoney and princess
sugarhoney and her mama princess

the clincher was she was born on june 6 - nachodoggy's exact birthday! i mean really.


sugarhoney in the heartland
sugarhoney in the heartland


here we are at a truckstop where she had a drink out of nacho's fiesta bowl.

drinking out of nacho's bowl

for all 7 hours, she slept quietly on my foot. at this point, she almost had her name changed to slippers.

sleeping on the way home

when we got home, the introduction went well, and pouncey and eli were cordial, though not yet snuggly.  pouncey finds this exciting.

pouncey!

i am not sure if she is a dog, or a bear cub. what kind of animal is this?

is this a bear cub?

she was not afraid of the river, and jumped in the middle of the rapids. and sunk! kevin was right there, and she scrambled to the side just fine. 

3 pups in the river

it has only been 2 days, but we are head over heels for this pup. we have a long way to go with house training, crate training, and chewing, but we can already tell she is calm and smart and she has a heart of gold!

sugarhoney comin at ya

nothing could ever replace nachodoggy, but it feels like some sweetness and light has returned to the house and harmonious balance is restored. aaaaahhhh!

wet sugarhoney
with a name like sugarhoney, she has to be sweet

6 comments:

Betsy said...

I love Pouncey's crazy face in that introduction photo! Can't wait to see Sugarhoney on the daily puppy. What a sweetie XO

Mappycamper said...

Sugarhoney ! So sweet !

JM-B said...

This makes me very happy. Thank you so much! Also, I love your caption "With a name like sugarhoney, she has to be sweet."It makes me think of how I named my female black lab. The line from Cool Hand Luke "Anything built like that, and that sweet, just gotta be named Lucille." Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Awwww so sweet indeed! Very sad to read of nacho moving on but sure you have chosen a wonderful pup in little miss sugarhoney:-) Enjoy new puppyhood!!!

skippy haha said...

thank you, friends!

@betsy - i have to gather a few more good shots before daily puppy submission but have no fear!

@mappy - <3

@JM-B - you are so welcome! i think we share a (ridiculously) huge love for retrievers. Lucille is a great doggy name and that's a great reason.

Jessica U said...

that last photo!!! Heart burst!!!