Today is 'Love Your Pet Day'. What better day to talk about our Kirby Dirby than today?
Jasey always wanted a dog. I wanted a baby. Our compromise was to get a dog when we had a baby. So about half way through being pregnant with AJ we started looking for a four legged baby as well. It was the first dog for both of us so we had a lot of researching to do and decisions to make. Puppy, young adult or older? Pure breed or mix? Rescue or breeder?
We decided on a pure breed puppy from a breeder. We knew we didn't want a small dog and of course we wanted something that would be good with kids. We decided on a Boxer, we liked the size and the temperament and the short hair. There are so many family dogs that have hair for days...not what I wanted when we'd be adding a newborn to the household soon. We found someone that bred Boxers and Labs and was planning a litter soon with a Flashy Fawn and a Brindle. Awesome we loved the Flashy markings! She wasn't planning the Boxer litter for a few more months, though. So it would be at least 6 or 8 months before we'd be able to bring a boxer puppy home from her.
Then wouldn't you know it when we contacted her she tells us she actually has a couple litters due in a few weeks, of Labs. One yellow female (with yellow male) and one black female (with chocolate male) both due within a few days of each other. The timing was perfect and Labs were on our original list so we talked about it a little bit more and decided to get our names on the list for a male Labrador Retriever.