Tuesday, September 13, 2005
To anyone who knows me really well - that comment should be shocking. We're pretty sure the children component of the family is satisfied. However, with the passing of Sierra - the dog component of the family is certainly lacking. When I saw an ad in the paper for puppies born on August 20th - available October 8th (the weekend we return from Disneyland) - I thought the timing couldn't be more perfect. We want to give ourselves a little sentimental time to remember Sierra - and didn't want to ship a new puppy to Grandpa and Grandma's while we were on vacation. Furthermore, when we called the number, John and I felt so good about the family that is selling her and her 9 brothers and sisters.
So, Sunday night - in typical Riley spontaneous fashion, we hopped in the car and drove to Reedsport to pick out "Sydney". Literally, she found us, we both felt like she was exactly the dog for our family.
If there's ever been a motivating factor to leave the "happiest place on earth", I think our family has found it. John plans on driving straight through from Portland after our plane lands to pick up the newest member of the Riley family. To say he's a little smitten (as we all are) is a serious understatement! We can't wait!