Sunday, April 4, 2010

Special Delivery

We got a puppy!!! We have never had a dog so this is BIG news at our house. The photo above is what we fell in love with on the Labs4rescue website. It is an amazing organization that is actually run out of our small town here in CT but caters to states all over. Our sweet little 11 week old girl arrived yesterday from Texas. I feel like I have a new baby (and slept like I had one too). Seriously, the last 24 hours have gone so much better than I expected. My boys are so excited for our new addition. We decided to call her Tali because our favorite ski trail at Magic Mountain is Talisman but because she is a girl, it's just Tali.

If you are looking for a lab of any kind, I highly recommend Labs4resuce.
It was a wonderful experience ... everyone involved cares so much about the dogs. The transport company, Rescue Road Trips, was great to deal with as well. It was a smooth process and we are thrilled that she has arrived!

Here she is straight out of the transport crate into our care.

My younger son with Tali on the ride home.

She jumped on her new bed the minute she walked in the house. How did she know??

Welcome to your new home Tali!!


debi said...

You'll really enjoy having her in your family.
We have a blonde lab, and she is the most loving, smart, creative bundle of joy ever.

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Jennifer - Congratulations and good luck with her! Tali is beautiful. And I love her bed! We rescued a chocolate lab a year ago that came from Arkansas. Isn't that an amazing experience? Labs are the best!!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Oh my goodness what a wonderful Easter surprise. And what a cutie. I know your family will be blessed beyond words with your new addition. A woof of congrats from my boxer that came from the boxer rescue!

Elyse said...

wow! that is big news. are the boys thrilled? my husband is very allergic so someday we'll probably have hamsters or something small.

your boys are adorable!

happy easter!
happy tali!


LisasCraftiqueBoutique said...

Congrats on your new "baby"! My Mom just adopted a little yellow lab about the same age as yours, also female. They are wonderful dogs. Enjoy her!

Claudia said...

Congratulations! I am such a dog lover - Tali is beautiful - what a sweet, sweet face. Both our dogs are rescues and we wouldn't do it any other way.


antique-boutique said...

Ah, she is precious! She is now a part of a wonderful family and I'm sure she have lots of love to give and in doggie words..."woof woof"!


Carol at Clutter Bug Studio said...

Awww, Tali is just so darn cute! She "goes well" with your boys.
I bet they've always wanted a little sister. LOL

Lisa said...


She is absolutely adorable. You are not going to be sorry you chose a lab. They are full of energy but so loving and loyal. Congratulations to you and your family on the new addition.

Kath' said...

Congratulations.. I am so excited for the boys. Hanna and I want the boys to know how much fun they are going to have with Tali. We love her and her new name.
We just got Scooter here a month ago. Hanna said she didnt know how much work it is to take care of a dog. But, she still loves him.

the sassy beach said...

I am so happy for you he is a great looking dog. What fun! I love dogs and cats well all animals
hugs sassy gail of

Mary Patterson said...

What a wonderful addition to your sweet family. Tali is beautiful. I know your boys will have so much fun with her! Congrats!
Mary P

Carolee Crafts said...

Oh I love puppies and Tali is so sweet, just wait until she starts teething worse than a baby! Have fun

Patricia said...

What a wonderful way to find your furbaby. Tali is a beauty and her bed certainly is a beauty as well! I can't let my pups see that, they'll be jealous, lol. Good luck and have fun with her. She will be a loyal companion, I swear they know they were rescued and are forever grateful.
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Kim Di Maggio said...

Love this! Such a wonderful story and I am so very happy for all of you. Blessings to you for choosing a rescue dog. Can't wait to see more pictures!


Tina said...

She's a cutie. Cute name,too. We are bringing home a 6wk. old male chocolate lab puppy in a few days.

Nishant said...

You'll really enjoy having her in your family.
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Diane said...

Labs are the best! We got a chocolate lab last summer and he has grown into quite a young gentelman! We got him to be a little brother to our grandson that lives with us. He has grown into the bigger brother....90 lbs and he is not quite a year yet! The position of your dogs looks familiar. Our Freddie lays the same way in his crate!
Love your blog!

Nishant said...

We have a blonde lab, and she is the most loving, smart, creative bundle of joy ever.
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