A few months ago we lost our sweet boy Winchester (aka Winnie) after almost 14 years of him being in our family. To say I was devastated would be an understatement. I had NO idea how much it was going to affect me and how sad I was going to be. I really didn’t. My heart was broken. Whenever we talked about the possibility of another doggie, I was like ummmm, N to the O, hail no. I thought it was going to take yearrrrrrs for me to want another one. The thing I learned about myself and my family through that experience is that man, we have soooo much love to give and we just had this hole in our hearts since Winnie left us. We needed a new fur baby!
When we moved into our new neighborhood about a year and half ago, one of the first dogs we ever saw in our ‘hood was a red standard poodle. The girls and I would see him on our walks and melt. He literally looks like a big red teddy bear. Then we met a white standard Goldendoodle in the hood. Same thing. Sooooo cute! We have like four or five of these now in our neighborhood and they are soooo stinkin’ adorable. All reds too except the white one. I got to dog-sit both white and red doodles in the neighborhood recently and I fell in love. I researched the poodle/doodle breeds because I have severe allergies to dogs (and cats) and heard they were pretty close to being hypo-allergenic…as a dog can be. They are great with kids, family…smart and friendly. So when our family decided it was time to find a new fur baby, I was thinking red, small (like our Winnie was) and some form of a poodle breed. So a sweet neighbor friend got her red standard doodle a few weeks ago from a friend of hers Jane, whose standard poodle recently had puppies. She recommended that we talk to Jane but when we did, she said they had only one left in the liter…black, standard size and they weren’t sure if they wanted to let him go. When we told Jane about our family and got to know her, she invited us to her house to meet him and see if he would even be a good fit for us. So on our way to Nashville this past weekend, we stopped by to visit Jane and her husband Zane in Calhoun, GA. ( I mean right, how great are those names for a sweet married couple?!) I wasn’t sure how I thought I was going to feel because he was gonna be a big dog AND he wasn’t the color I “thought” I wanted. HAHAHAHAHA How lame am I?! Yahhhhh, that lasted about 1.2 seconds after I met him and we knew without a doubt he was the one! Jane knew it too! Plus, his sister lives down the street from us? Yes! Win! Jane and I texted about him all weekend about him and we couldn’t wait to come back and pick him up to take him home. I felt like it was all kind of meant to be. Her name is Jane. I have a Momma Jane. Lily’s middle name is Jane. I just believe in silly signs like that.
So meet Loki. Yes, for those of you who know me, you get the name. If you don’t, Loki is the black haired villain from the Marvel Avengers and Thor movies. 😉 My fave! He is a black standard goldendoodle, two and a half months old and he is EVERYTHING! I love him, I love him, I love him! Did I mention I love him? He has pee’d on our rug about 87 times in less than 24 hours and I don’t even care. But really, how do they just KNOW to pee on the ONE AND ONLY rug you have in your ENTIRE hardwood floor house??!!! lol Anyway, he is such a snuggle bug. He is so sweet and he (so far) is super chill. He is going to be BIG too and my husband cannot be any happier. I think he feels like he got a little bit of a victory with this big fluffy boy and I am gonna let him take this victory because that poor man has to live with FOUR women in this house so it’s about time he got himself a boy! 😉
Hope you love him as much as we do!
XO Surviving Mommy