H is for…

So since finding out on Friday that I would be bringing a cute Lab into my life in March, my weekend has just been a whirlwind of crazy.  I packed up and moved to a bigger home in the country with a better yard to suit my new girl who will be coming to Washington.  During that time, the president of my puppy raising chapter and new friend called with some more exciting details, only making me more anxious for her arrival date!

Here’s the lowdown.  Her name is Helaine.  She is a pure bred yellow Lab.  Her daddy is Wasatch and her Momma is Calina, and since she’s a female AND a Lab, she will be watched for breeding.  I haven’t been in touch with her breeder caretaker yet, but I hope to soon.  I am so excited to meet her!

Now let me explain something.  I know the majority of my blog posts have referenced “my boy”, and I truly thought that I would be getting a male as that is my one specific request.  I will admit, for a moment I was disappointed to be getting a female, especially since I so don’t like when they go into season.  But my disappointment quickly (and I mean QUICKLY) changed to excitement.  I am so blessed and honored to be a part of such an awesome organization, and I should be slow to judge what kind of experience I will have based on “not getting what I want.”  I love puppy raising, and I will GLADLY raise any dog, breed, color, or gender with pride, patience and love.

So the countdown is on, 30 days and counting till MY GIRL arrives.


6 thoughts on “H is for…

    • I cannot wait either! I still haven’t gotten in touch with the breeder yet but I’m hoping I do before she arrives. Have you heard anything new about your guy yet?

  1. Wow, lots of change in one weekend! I am so excited for you about Helaine!
    That is funny about your boy. I was open to any breed/sex, but it was the name I was worried about. But Dante (and Helaine) are both nice names 🙂 I just don’t know if I could raise a “Zwibel” (seriously, that is a CCI puppy’s name). 😉 Although I am thinking about puppy #2, and contemplating asking for a female next. It’s not so much picky-ness as it is wanting to experience the differences!

    • I’ve been involved in the lifes of A LOT of puppies. I was in a service dog club through 4-H for over a year before I even got my first puppy so I got to work with a little bit of every possibility. I prefer males, that’s no question. But I know females (especially labs) can be incredibly sweet. Like I said, I love puppy raising so much! I will raise any puppy, any time!

      • That is great!
        Your story sounds slightly similar to mine. I was involved with Guiding Eyes for the Blind and was supposed to puppy raise for them. I found out the week before I was to get my puppy that I would be moving for my dad’s job, so I was a puppy sitter for about 6 months and had lots of different dogs. GEB does not have raisers where I live now, so that is why I’m now raising for CCI. GEB is an amazing organization, and I was so heartbroken about not being able to raise for them, but God has confirmed in many ways that He has me at the right school. Sorry if that was TMI 😉 hahaha

      • Never TMI! I started this blog with intentions on connecting with Puppy Raisers all over the US! I love hearing everyone’s stories of how they got to where they are now. I’m a people person! That’s why I puppy raise 🙂

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