- Miss Taco Night
- 8 years ago
- Wedding: April 2011
Hi Bees! My fiance and I are looking at several “life-changing” decisions (all good ones) right now that I’d like any thoughts or advice on. This is a long post, so thanks in advance to anyone who actually reads the whole thing
I moved home after graduation to save money for our wedding (and money in general- I’m very thrifty). Living at home has been fine – my office is ten minutes away from my parent’s house, I do my own thing, no one is nagging me, and I go to my fiance’s house once or twice on weeknights and usually for the whole weekend – he lives about half an hour away, in a house that we picked out and decorated together but that he purchased. A friend of his lives there right now with his very nice dog (it’s a three bedroom house).
Now, fiance and I have been talking about buying a golden retriever for awhile. I grew up with them, and he always wanted one (he had a collie growing up, and we want one of those eventually too). My mom is pretty into the golden retriever world in our area, and she got an email from an excellent breeder she knows about 1 last puppy left from a litter born in mid July. Puppy is adorable!
We’re thinking of getting her. She’s fourteen weeks at this point, so definitely not a small puppy anymore, but still adorable (when are they not though?) The breeder describes her as “soft,” as in she loves to play but isn’t crazy hyper – she’s more of a snuggler. She’s also crate trained but not fully housebroken.
Fiance and I both work full-time. I’m trying to decide A. if we should get Puppy, and if we do… B. if I should move in with fiance so we can “raise her” together, even if it means not saving as much money and her being in the crate by herself while we’re at work or C. if I should keep technically living at home, shuttle Puppy back and forth a lot so he sees her and my mom (who doesn’t work) can watch her during the day while I’m at my job.My mom is fine with watching her, just so no one thinks I’m dumping a responsibility off on someone else. I think of it as “doggie daycare.”
I’m just mulling over all of these different options and logistics. So is my fiance. I’m learning toward wanting to get Puppy and figuring out where we live after that. He is more of the opinion that now is not the most practical time and we should probably wait – but he isn’t totally against it, just leaning that way. See her for yourself, and give me any thoughts or advice!