Monday, April 11, 2011

Miss Lola

The Austad Family

Sorry for the small hiatus lately on the blog. There happens to be a new little addition to the Austad family and she seems to be taking up a lot of our time lately. Her name is Lola- and she is a golden retriever/black lab mix. We absolutely love her- and are very blessed that we had the opportunity to adopt her.

To make a long story short, Ryan was going to surprise me with a golden retriever puppy about a month ago. Since that was all I could talk about since we moved here, he was being so sneaky and really wanted to surprise me with a little fur ball. Well, the lady he contacted, who bred pure bread golden retrievers, decided to rescind her offer at the last minute, and left us puppy-less. After Ryan had told me about the surprise and we consoled ourselves with a bottle of wine, we decided to check out a few more places online to see if there were any puppies out there that stole our hearts.

We searched the Carver-Scott Humane Society website, and low and behold, we found Miss Lola, er...Mandy. She was just about 10 weeks at the time and was living with a very loving foster family. We went to meet her one weekend, and its history from there!

Lola is a very energetic and playful puppy, but she also can be very mellow and quiet. She's almost housebroken, and for 3 months- we think that's pretty good! And she has been doing a great job of sleeping through the night. We can't wait to see what her disposition is like in a few weeks, months and years. We are so proud to welcome her to our little family.

And now....heeeeere's Lola!

Lola and Aunt Sara

Lola is always by our feet, no matter what. Here she is in the kitchen- helping us make dinner.

And she absolutely loves to have her belly rubbed!

She loves being outside, usually with her leash. She has figured out how to dig under the fence.
(sidenote- this picture was taken a few weeks ago- we no longer have snow on the ground)

1 comment:

Carroll Family said...

Hooray! Welcome Miss Lola!!
Having a puppy is so much fun but lots of work too - I hope you are enjoying your new addition to your family! You guys are going to have so much fun with her!