Augustus Gloop

Waking up to the sound of the kids running around with the dog,
fills my heart with happiness.

Am I a dog person?
Not particularly.
Is Nate?
A little more than me, but still no.
So why did we get one?
For the kiddos of course.

(Aren't his green eyes to die for?)

We went to my uncle's house and I watched my kids playing with his big Labrador, running and
and I was completely undone.
How could I deny them of this any longer?
I realized then and there that growing up with a dog is an experience that can't be duplicated in any other way.

So we found our Auggie.
Has it been worth it?
Tess and Nora now have someone to smother with all their well-intentioned motherly affection.
Will has gained confidence.
(He used to be afraid of dogs. Now he and Auggie are snuggle buddies.)
David has found a perfect wrestling partner.
(Although he doesn't get that when he plays rough the dog thinks he can too.)
"Mom- he bit me!!"
Perhaps that's because you tackled him David.

Auggie has been the perfect little addition to our family.
Now if he could stop peeing all over my house, I just know we will be the best of friends.

Fun Facts

Full name: Augustus Gloop. We were trying to think up a name that has a chocolate connection because of his chocolate coloring. We came up with the chubby kid on Willy Wonka that falls into the river of chocolate.
(Aren't we clever?)

Breed: Labradoodle f1b (3/4 poodle, 1/4 labrador)

Full size: 65 pounds

Temperament: Perfect. He loves to play with the kids but can also calm down very easily.

And today he has stale, moldy-cheese smelling gas.
Here's to hoping he feels better tomorrow.