Yes, it’s October. No, this is not a Halloween post. Meet our newest family member: Radley!
(Extra credit points for you if you can figure out which book his name comes from.)
After Nestle died, we began talking about when and what kind of dog we wanted to get next. Our family in VA has 2 golden retrievers who we thoroughly enjoyed this summer. We’ve always had a soft spot for goldens ever since we adopted our first one – Sundance – back in 1990. We began the hunt for an available puppy in earnest. Last Sunday the pieces fell into place. Little Radley is 10 weeks old and shares a birthday with our own middle daughter. For those of you wondering about the lack of chocolate in his name (I was voted down this time), how’s this for a neat surprise: His sire’s name is Rocky Road. There you go!
At the moment he’s sleeping at my feet, but as soon as he wakes up I imagine he’ll bound across the floor, ears flapping, while he searches for his little pumpkin squeaky toy. Oh the patter of little paws!