meet teddy, our new golden retriever puppy

April 3, 2013

This family just got a little bigger…and cuter…and fluffier. Yes, that’s right friends: After nearly 23 years of yearning for a golden retriever friend, I’m wildly, outrageously, butt-crazily ecstatic to share with you that we finally have a dog!

Meet Teddy, an 8-week-old golden with a serene personality (so far), adorably round head (a very important trait we wanted — no joke) and snuggle-worthy shaggy coat. He hails from Meadowbrook Farms in Perris, CA from a wonderful breeder family who takes good care of their goldens, corgis and horses on their quaint and quiet farm.* Major updates since Day One: He’s kind of, sort of starting to get the bathroom-outside thing, bitter apple spray does in fact keep him from biting furniture and he loves sleeping on our cold tile floor.

I have a lot to say about what it means for me to have a dog — I’ll regale you with the tale next week — but for now I’m taking time to enjoy these first few days of newness, craziness, sleep-deprived playtime and…bathroom clean-up.

*I know there are a lot of people out there who’ll be unhappy with our choice to go with a breeder versus a shelter. Just know that yes, we weighed that option and yes, we do understand the value of adopting, but this was what was right for us at this time. We were extremely picky about breeders; it was important to us that the family be just as in love and just as nurturing to the pups as we are going to be. We scoped them out like private investigators and asked a thousand questions — and then some. That said, I’ve made a promise to myself to adopt the next dog I own. You better believe there will be another down the line!

6 thoughts on “meet teddy, our new golden retriever puppy

  1. M&K

    What a sweet little puppy! He is adorable. Don’t puppies just make you want to squeeze them and love them? Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at

    1. Archana Post author

      Thanks so much! He’s certainly a sweetheart. My new favorite thing to do is lay down next to him while he naps. Oh, that sweet puppy smell :) Thanks for reading!

    1. Archana Post author

      Thank you! I always thought it was funny that people said they were the “mom” or “dad” of their dog, but I take it back. I’m TOTALLY his mom. I have the new-mom anxiety to prove it!

  2. Genesis

    Hi, I just stumbled upon your blog today and this post just made my day. I know it’s been over a year since you made this post, but I brought my corgi puppy home last April also–from the same breeder at Meadowbrook Farms :) I remember seeing a lot of golden pups when I picked up my Clementine, and your Teddy may have been in that litter. Just wanted to let you know I was smiling ear to ear when I read this post.

    Gen + Clementine (the corgi)

    1. Archana Post author

      Oh my gosh, what a small world! Thanks so much for the note. I had no idea any of the corgis were new moms at the time, but it’s nice to know there were tons of puppies around :) I have a soft spot for corgis — and I think Teddy does, too — because there were all those cute ones around the farm. Hugs to you and Clementine (amazing name)!


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