Well — that was quick.
To really get PuppyQuest-2009 going, The Beloved and I went up to a dog show outside of LA this past weekend so that we could meet and greet some of the breeds we were considering for our next dog.
While we were there, we ran into several Pointers from a breeder not too far from where we live. They were all very sweet dogs — attentive, friendly and pretty relaxed. After talking with a couple of people from the breeder (and a couple of people that owned their dogs), they invited us to see their puppies they had remaining. As you might expect being puppies, they were incredibly cute and friendly — afterall they are puppies.
So, we thought and thought about it and researched the breed and compared them to the breeds that we had thought we'd liked (but after meeting a couple were less sure) — and we decided that we could make a good home for one of those pointer puppies. This morning we drove out to their site and said hello to the pointer puppies again as well as their mom and dad — and made our choice. A girl puppy that we christened, Penny. (Short for Penasquitos — the canyon that The Aerie is on…)
Before going home Penny go to take a victory lap around the enclosure that she was in with her littlermates.
And while she wasn't exactly THRILLED with the car-ride home, she calmed down very quickly and has enjoyed exploring her new yard and home.