We are expecting a new addition to our family pretty soon. We are not sure if it is going to be a boy or girl, and we don't know what the name will be yet. Aidan and Asher are very excited.
That's right, we are going through the process to adopt a golden retriever from Gold Ribbon Rescue here in Austin. So pretty soon we will have the new addition of a golden retriever to add to our family. We sent in our application about a month ago, had the phone interview, and had the home visit last Saturday. Asher will be so happy when she gets a big dog to play with. The lady that did the home visit brought a 4 year old male of hers named Jake. Betty tried to play but wasn't sure how, Fonzie did what he does and ignored everyone, Aidan was excited but spent more time playing by himself, and Asher was excited too but reluctant to pet the dog.
We are looking for a 2 to 4 (maybe 6) year old dog. There is no preference to male or female. The dog has to be great with little kids and other dogs. I am really hoping that the dog will really connect with Asher and that they have a great bond.
Now we are just waiting to here from the matchmakers to talk about the exact kind of golden that we are looking for. Then when we think we have one all of us, including the dogs, go and visit the foster home to see the dog. If we want to adopt the dog and it is in Austin then we have to wait until the next day. If the dog is in San Antonio then we have to leave the foster house for a little while before we can take the dog home. They do this so you don't get all wrapped up in the emotion and the big brown doggy eyes staring at you. In the end the foster parents make the decision. We will keep you guys updated at we continue with this process.
By the way, the picture above is Tiffany pregnant with our first, Aidan. It seems like it was a lifetime ago.