I remember Tanner and I talking after we got Rozzi, that we'd never go back to being a one dog family again. Rozzi and Samson were just such good buds and they entertained each other when we couldn't or weren't :) So after Samson died, (and Harvey took up a lot of attention), Rozzi seemed to be in a terrible funk. She always seemed depressed and melancholy. It was sad. So we began the search. I didn't want to do it while Harvey was too little, etc. etc. Tanner really wanted a golden doodle. As much as we love Roz, we grow tired of the endless slobber and shedding. So long story short, we found the breeder we wanted and their dogs were due to have litters around when we thought would be a good time to get one, when they did, we picked the one we wanted and had him shipped to Minot.
So we got that out of the way. We've now had him over a week and things are going remarkably well. He's a lot of fun. The second day he peed in the house like 20 times it seemed like. Just tiny little leaks EVERYWHERE. But even that day, when I watched Gus and Roz play together, it made me so happy we got him. They already seem to be bonding quite nicely. Some of their "play" seems aggressive to me, but I remember Rozzi being like that with Samson. Puppies are so cute. So uncoordinated and spazzy and sweet. He is a lot of fun and seems to be learning really fast. It's funny to me though how rolls have shifted. Rozzi is now the mellow one with a pest for a little sibling, when she fulfilled that roll so well for so long. Gus definitely seems easier than Rozzi though. He already is getting the "walk over to the door if you need to go out" concept. Seemed like it took Rozzi forever. He WHINED and cried all night the first couple of nights, but since then he has slept through the night. A couple of the times I've been up at 3 or 4 with Har, I've woken him up to let him out. So really not too many accidents after those first few days. I think it's pretty wonderful for a puppy. Not that I have much to compare it to :)
Harvey adores the dogs. He giggles and laughs at Rozzi and he seems equally, if not more, enamored with Gus. He's just the right size. And Gus is AWESOME with Harv. I'll set Harvey down by Gus and he'll grab on his face and ears and skin and Gus just lets him. He gets a little bit nippy but has never made Harvey cry. It's so cute. Harvey seriously lights up when he's watching them or when they come by him. Lots of spontaneous laughing. So much fun!