Friday, December 18, 2015

WE GOT A PUPPY!!!! (Introducing TIki)

After YEARS of begging by the girls, months of researching & planning by yours truly and weeks of keeping a big secret, we finally added a Goldendoodle puppy to our family! Tiki was born on October 7, 2015 and we brought her home Thanksgiving weekend. 

She was named "Airy" at birth after "Mt. Airy Forest' -- one of the Cincinnati landmarks that led to the names for her litter. As the story goes, she chose us. We were at DisneyWorld when we got the call from the breeder that it was our turn to pick. During our puppy playdate the week before, sweet Airy would not leave Bea's side. She just climbed up into her lap and cuddled her. When the breeder called, we found out Airy was still available and that interestingly, she had been really anti-social with all the other families. We were all SO excited that we'd get to bring Airy home in a few weeks. The girls had a lot of fun trying to decide on a name, but when it came time to finally chose something we picked 'Tiki" since we celebrated with Dole Whips at the Enchanted Tiki Room at DisneyWorld after we hung up with the breeder. 

Here are some pics from our puppy playdate day, before we knew which one we would get. 

Bea and teeny tiny Tiki

Finally, it was time to bring her home!

Oh how we love our Tiki Doodle. Let me tell you, those first few weeks were NO JOKE. When people say it's like having a newborn in the house again, they aren't kidding. Right down to Lou sleeping on the floor next to the crate and me planning showers around the dog's naptimes. There were sleepless nights, enough paper towels to wrap the Eiffel Tower and serious conversations about whether or not we made the right decision. But there were plenty of puppy cuddles and kid giggles to make up for all that--not to mention a new BFF for me which is adorable. Little doodle doesn't leave my side. Ever. Love her to pieces and SO looking forward to spring days when we can get out of the house with her without a parka and snow boots! 

If you're looking for a Doodle of your very own, check out and we got her from Willowtree Doodles. We HIGHLY recommend their pups.