Friday, March 6, 2009

Why Everyone Should Have A Springer.

When Todd and I went dog hunting oh so many years ago we were in disargreement, as we often find ourselves, over which breed of canine would be a new member of our family.  I wanted a Golden Retriever, because have you seen Air Bud?  OK, I haven't either, but I wanted a golden-because well I just did.  Todd wanted a Springer Spaniel, because he likes to be just like his brothers and sister whenever he can.  Needless to say, I won round one and Max entered the family just over five years ago.  After less than a year however, we were 'adding' to the family again.  This time we got a springer.  Jake has been a good dog.  Before I got pregnant with Bailey and Cooper he was my 52 lb lap dog.  But I never realized just how great a dog Jake was until Bailey and Cooper were born.  He is the most gentle (lazy) loving (needy) dog I have ever seen.  The kids can climb all over him and he doens't seem to mind.  Max on the other hand, likes to pick and choose when he wants to be affectionate.  Jake is always ready for love.


sue said...

I never thought I'd say this, but I really am missing Roxanne. She was ugly, but if you could get past that (and some couldn't) she was a great dog.

Rae Ann said...

We have a golden, a lab and two poms. Both the golden and the lab can't get enough of my kids. They can climb all over them and they never complain. The poms like the kids okay, but run away when the love gets a little, ahem, rough.

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