Saturday, October 27, 2012

Our Introduction to Ari

The whole family made the trip out to Berkeley Springs today to meet our new puppy Ari.  It was a beautiful drive through the peak of Fall leaves as we made our way to Fox Creek Farm, the home of his breeder.

We were greeted by the excited barks of the 15 adult golden doodles and poodles that live there.  We sat excitedly in the "meeting" room of the kennel while Amy went to get our puppy.  He greeted us enthusiastically and seemed quite content to be passed around.

We spent some quality time with Ari, in the company of two other families who had come to meet their puppies as well.  Ari seemed quite happy to run around in a little enclosure with an older puppy who is destined to be twice his weight.

He was in motion most of his time with us, meaning that he will not be the complacent dog Dylan was. In many ways he reminded us of a very young Jake.

After a while, Ari missed the company of his littermates and went back to join them.  Every one of them was as cute as the next.

In just two weeks we will pick him up and bring him home.  Meanwhile we are making lists and acquiring puppy things.  It is somewhat reminiscent of getting ready for a new baby!


Blogger Steve Reed said...

Exciting! I'm glad you got to spend time with him, and see some leaves to boot!

We really need to get a new dog, too.

2:51 AM  
Blogger Gary said...

This is so exciting! Getting a dog nowadays is such an involved process. We got Cal from a dog rescue and had to jump through hoops to get approved. I guess those days of getting a puppy from a kid outside the grocery store are long gone. (That's how we used to do it.)

Two weeks will fly by and it'll be "welcome home Ari!"

10:57 AM  
Blogger e said...

what a lovely puppy! He's going to love his new home, I predict. Glad to see all is well with the Diskin clan.

9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow -- Ari is absolutely adorable!! He's going to have a great home, living in such a loving and dog- friendly environment. I'm glad you guys are having fun anticipating and planning for his arrival.

I often wonder whether my partner and I will ever get another dog. I thought he'd lobby for it within a year of our dog's passing last year, but he hasn't...

I bet your mind is crossing off the days until you get to go pick up Ari! :-)



12:55 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

What a sweet pup! I'm so happy for your growing family and cannot wait to meet Ari.

11:37 AM  
Blogger Pauline said...

What fun! He's a cute little fellow. Those first few months should provide you with plenty of blogging material!

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep... a cute little fellow!!! I was wondering how the o campaign was going for you? Are you still gung ho like you were 4 yrs ago? Just wondering??

3:22 AM  

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