Sunday, March 10, 2013


E and I got married in December and I quickly learned that my husband has a mistress. Her name is Video Games. She pulls him out of our warm bed early in the mornings and keeps him out of our bed until late at night. Sometimes, when he is spending time with me I can see the longing in his eyes and I know that in his mind he is with her. Darn you, Video Games! You vixen, you!

Haha, it's really not as bad as all that. I knew that my husband loved video games before we even considered marriage. I've told him that it's okay if he wants to play, but a girl has needs. He does a great job of making me feel loved and cherished before, during, and after game time. I'm a really lucky girl...but he still can't cuddle with me all the time.

A few weeks ago I started a campaign. I'll call it the "fluffy puppy" campaign. During this little tactical maneuver I bombarded my poor husband with pictures of adorable puppies with red bows. He was shell shocked by the sheer cuteness of the puppy pictures that I sent him. You have to understand that E loves dogs and dogs love him. It wasn't too hard to convince him that a "fluffy puppy" for me to cuddle with was a good idea.

I love Golden Retrievers. I love the way they want to please you more than anything else. They are great companion dogs, but there is a downside to these lovable pups. Hair...SO MUCH HAIR!!! E's previous roommate had a Siberian Husky that shed excessively and E just wasn't keen on the prospect of dealing with so much dog hair. We began to toss breeds back and forth and decided that a Goldendoodle would fit our needs quite nicely.

Goldendoodles are a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. They generally have the great Golden Retriever personality-loyal, friendly, trustworthy, kind, reliable, and obedient. Yet, Goldendoodles get some of the Poodle intelligence and their non-shedding (or low shedding) coat.

After tons of research and searching, we stumbled upon an ad on Craigslist for a three month old Goldendoodle. Her family couldn't keep her and as soon as I showed E the ad he was sold. I kept asking him "Are you sure? You really want her?"

This is the photo that was on the ad.

My sister picked her up and drove her the four hours to our house. Thanks, Kate!

We named her Nessie (like the Loch Ness Monster). She is a joy and you will probably be hearing lots of stories about her. Nessie is what we affectionately call a "velcro dog" because she wants to be with you at all times and she loves everyone. If you have treats or will play with her, just consider yourself her new best friend!

I'm planning on posting pictures and videos of her periodically since she's a big part of our lives. For now, I hope you enjoy these photos of her that were taken today.

This top one is my favorite!

Isn't she just adorable!!!

She has almost human expressions sometimes. It's too funny being able to read boredom, frustration, and excitement on her face! :)