Hunter said, "Are we going on a plane?"
"No, not a plane ride," I said. "Something much better than that."
Kadan said, "this place doesn't look very fun. Are you sure it is going to be awesome?"
"I know, I know," said Addy, "we are going on a roller coaster ride."
"Cooool" said Kadan and Hunter in unison. Then Bo said, "me too. I want to go."
Just then Ian turns with a little blue kennel in hand. "Look inside" he said. "Look what we have for you."
"A puppy!!" They all said, jumping up and down and clapping.
Each one took turns holding her and loving her. "What do you want to name her?"
Addy -- Lilly
Bo -- Sparkles
Kadan -- Madison
Ian -- Sage
Hunter -- Ice Sage
And Sage she became. I think she looks more like a Lilly but Ian wouldn't have it -- the name needed to be more tough since she is going to be a bird dog.
After we were walking back to the car Hunter turned to me and said, "This is real. It can't be a dream. This is real right? But is really feels like I dream. I am so excited."
She sure is lots of fun and fits perfectly into the family. She cuddles and plays and hangs with us just fine. Of course there are the nighttime toileting and nipping and occasional puddles on the floor but she's definitely a keeper.Addy has taken the position of Mom -- she loves her and feeds her and takes her for a walk. Sage follows Bo around all day long just waiting to pounce on her when she is not watching. Annie holding the puppy like a baby -- she would not relinquish her even when the kids kept asking and asking.Hunter and cousin Jessica (who have had a special bond since Hunter was a newborn) -- these two played and laughed with little Sage.
Grandpa PJ cuddled the puppy for hours. He even took her with him on his Thanksgiving nap -- when I went in to peek at them she was cozied up right next to him as he snored (so funny).
Hunter is protector and Kadan is the playmate of Sage. They can totally get her wound up!