The New Sister


My mom and Auntie Gwen have raised dogs since before I was born.  We have had Akitas, Shelties, Pugs, and the latest has been Golden Retrievers.  I grew up with as many as 15 dogs (mostly puppies on their ways to new homes) at my house.  I loved it!  Always someone to cuddle and hug.

My Auntie Gwen sent me an email yesterday saying that this precious puppy needs a new home, and she would be willing to give her to us FREE!  She has a heart murmur, and a cleft pallet, so she is un-breedable, and she would not be able to sell it due to liability reasons.  If we did not take her, she might have to be put down…

Are you kidding me?  I didn’t think twice, neither did Rob.  We said yes within minutes, (we have been thinking of getting a new puppy for a while now.)

So, on Saturday morning, we are headed to Chicago to pick up the new sister.  The girls are so excited.  They each slept with a photo of her last night.

Here are the names they have chosen so far:







What’s your vote? 

What would you name her if not any of these?  We are open to any and all ideas!

By the way, my Aunt is also selling this little girl’s brother for a HUGE discount of $450 if anyone is interested.  She normally sells them for $800.  Golden Retrievers are some of the smartest, friendliest dogs ever.  These are show quality, pure bred puppies with all their shots.  Please let me know if you are interested.

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16 thoughts on “The New Sister

  1. I like Ellie out of the choices. What cute puppies.

  2. Peri M. says:


  3. skoutz says:

    Zoey! If I remember correctly it comes from the Greek word that means life. Since you are taking her in she won’t have to be put down. You are giving her life.

  4. Papa says:

    I like P.Michael Lanting,grandfather clock fixer.
    It is long but very cute.

  5. DC Curry says:

    Names: For Golden’s, I like Zoey or Willow.

  6. Lori says:

    I like Zoey too. Maybe because it reminds me of our Roxy. Super cutie puppy!

  7. Amber Cox says:

    The “Victoria” option made me laugh. haha. So fun that you guys are getting such a cute pup!

  8. Susan Frucci says:

    I like Zoey, and I would love the brother but bad timing right now. When you get “Zoey” or whatever her name will be, you’ll have to bring her over to play with my BIG golden “Tanner”. He’s fixed so no worries there when the time comes, haha!! Have fun with her, she is sooooooo cute.

  9. Rindy Walton says:

    She is adorable!! I vote for Zoey or Ellie. Or “Tori” for Victoria!

  10. Steph says:


  11. Kelly says:

    That dog is a Sadie.

  12. Lisa, Jonathan, Ben says:

    The boys and I all love Zoey! She is so adorable. If it does mean life, how appropriate. She is one lucky puppy; she will have a wonderful life with a loving family.

  13. Kelly says:

    I did see that one of the names is mine. I magnanimously grant them permission to name the dog after me if they choose; I’m full of special needs myself.

  14. Sherry Ingle says:

    Hands Down…definately looks like a Zoey!

  15. Renee' says:

    Hmmm…I well, I think Renee is the coolest but she looks so cute I would name her Ellie or Zoey…

  16. Ruth says:

    Zoey was definately the name that jumped aout at me! Seems like many others like it too. That is so cool that the girls will have a cute, loveable dog now.

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