Meet Scout.

The newest member of our family is a gorgeous eight-week old female Chocolate Lab.

We’ve been shopping for a dog ever since we parted company with Twinkle a few weeks ago, and quickly decided a Labrador Retriever would be our best bet based on their well-known temperament and reputation for being excellent family dogs.  We finally found an established breeder who we really liked, and Michael and I spent over an hour at her kennel today trying to decide which pup should come home with us.  It wasn’t an easy decision!  It was between three females from the same litter; one was larger than the other two and clearly dominant, one was the smallest and rather shy and reserved, and one was right in the middle in both size and temperament.  We went with middle sister.

She’s a heartbreaker!

The next dilemma was deciding on a name.  Some of the contenders:

  • Mocha
  • Pudding
  • Cocoa
  • Charm
  • Chocolate Flower
  • Bella
  • Marshmallow

(You can tell the girls had plenty of suggestions.)

  • Lulu
  • Cricket
  • Fiona

Michael actually suggested Moonshine, Bootleg, and Whiskey, I kid you not.  He forgot Contraband and Booze.

We settled on Scout by a majority vote (at least one person who shall remain nameless dissolved into loud sobbing at this name being chosen; I figure she’ll be over it by morning.  One can only hope.)

So there you go.  Our family just keeps growing and growing!

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4 Comments on “Meet Scout.”

  1. Caryl Becker Phillips
    December 30, 2011 at 5:28 am #

    Oh she is just beautiful! I cannot wait to get her paws on me!

  2. Vanilla Bean
    December 30, 2011 at 8:47 am #

    yay! another pet who’s not camera shy.. a.chocolate lab pup is simply adorable 🙂

  3. Alyson
    December 30, 2011 at 12:42 pm #

    Oh I love her!!! Lab’s are definitely on our short list once we feel ready for a dog.

  4. Kara Harrington Keenan
    December 31, 2011 at 3:27 am #

    Fantastic! We always had labs or lab mixes in the house growing up. They are great for families with active kids!

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