In my Chilly Half race report, I hinted at some exciting news… and then I left you hanging. Well, here it is:
We’re getting a puppy!
We always knew we would have a dog one day and last year we decided that we didn’t want to wait any longer.
We Hubs researched breeds extensively and we ultimately decided on a German Shorthaired Pointer, a hunting breed described as being intelligent, affectionate, gentle-tempered and energetic. These dogs need “plenty of vigorous activity” and can be trained to run long distances, which of course played a huge role in our decision.
We selected a breeder early last summer and put our names on the list for the litter expected this spring. And then we waited, and waited, and waited. In the meantime, we continued researching and learning as much as possible to ensure that we are the best GSP
owners parents we can be.
The news we received last weekend was that 11 healthy puppies had been delivered. (!!!)
We expect to bring ours home in late April or early May, perfect timing after Boston! We’re sure he’s going to be the perfect addition to our family and future running companion for both of us. (It will be about a year before he is fully developed and able to run safely for any period of time on hard surfaces.)
We realize it is going to be a lot of work and a big adjustment, which is slightly overwhelming – but luckily I come from a family full of dog lovers who are already eager to puppy-sit and help out any way they can. We did not take the decision lightly and we’re about as ready as we’re going to be. We seriously can’t wait to get to know our little guy. I feel like I am so in love with him already, and I’ve never even laid eyes on him.