We've been doing some shopping in anticipation of the arrival of our newest family member! We can't bring the little guy home until mid August, but we can bring home things he'll need. As you can see, we have the ginormous crate (its the size recommended for Golden Retrievers and Labs - I know, it looks like we could kennel Godzilla in there). Don't worry about it right now - I picked up some things to make him a soft bed to go in there. No fluffy little puppy of mine will be sleeping on hard, cold plastic! Caleb and I also hit the dog toy aisle at Target and probably had way too much fun. Clockwise from center front: A yellow dumbell shaped rubbery tooth massager thingy - that's a technical term, a Cardinal dog toy - it has a tennis ball and a bell inside it, Sharkey - kind of a demented plushie/rope combo that hopefully won't give the puppy nightmares but totally cracks me up, a can of tennis balls - cheaper in sporting goods than in the dog section, and finally - a squeaky sheep! Of course my dog will have a squeaky sheep - how could he not?
Caleb is also really involved in what's going on with the new puppy. Its really neat teaching Caleb what he'll need to know about the puppy. At 5 - 1/2 years old, he's big enough to really be involved with the puppy's care and training so I'm making an effort to teach him what he'll need to know to help the puppy make a good adjustment. He's also pretty excited about all the toys - Sharkey cracks him up too. We hope to be going to the breeder's later today to see the puppies again - if it doesn't rain. I do have my camera out and with my purse, so it has a pretty good chance of getting in the car with us this time. Hopefully Monday I'll have some canine eye candy for the blog! Have a great weekend.