Day 78: oh, puppy love!

18 Mar

Our family grew today, by four paws, a button nose and two floppy ears.  His name is Brady and he is an eight-week old Vizsla.

This is Brady’s first official blog post.

When Brady was born into this world he was the king of the litter.  As the biggest male he was swooped up right away and paid for —reserved for another owner.

At that owner’s request, Brady’s tail was not docked (it’s very common for Vizsla’s to have their tail cut short soon after birth).

But, somewhere along the way, plans changed.

The breeders had AKC papers on Brady’s dad Riley, but couldn’t produce them for Brady’s mom Bailey — because her human owner died soon after they bought her.

Without proper papers on the dam, Brady’s owner backed out. More inquiries came in for Brady, but none of them seemed to follow-up, follow through or work out.

Now, there was no home for Brady.
And, it was also too late to dock Brady’s tail.

On Friday, Justin found Brady’s listing online.  
And, today, we brought this little puppy home.

It was so easy.
There was no struggle, no contemplation, it just happened.
As if it had always been “meant to be.”

I do have to admit, I have a little fear popping up in me about becoming a puppy owner for the first time since I was eighteen, because back then my parents took care of all the training details.

But, as I sit here with Brady on one side of me and Pup on the other, I am reminded that life is supposed to be fun and easy.

Things are supposed to flow and to grow with ease.

Just like the way Brady landed in our lap.

He looks like a miniature version of Pup, he has many of the same mannerisms as Pup, and he has the same long tail as Pup — both never been docked.

It’s as if they are supposed to be together.
As if they were meant to be brothers.

Welcome home, Brady. 

3 Responses to “Day 78: oh, puppy love!”

  1. Maria March 18, 2012 at 11:25 PM #

    Brady is gorgeous with his lovely eyes. Congratulations on finding each other. I hope puppyhood goes swimmingly (is that even a word).

  2. Erin Cotterell March 27, 2012 at 6:35 PM #

    Congrats on the new addition! Your blog makes me so happy, especially this entry! Xo!

    • Jamie March 27, 2012 at 7:44 PM #

      Ah, thank you Erin! That is so sweet of you to write 😉
      You would love Brady, too!

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