Meet Piper . . . 
My family voted, and we got a new puppy on Saturday. She's a golden retriever like our dear dog of 9 and half years, Sadie, who died last year after a short but terrible fight with cancer. We just had to get another golden. Isn't she precious? Of course, she's an 9-week-old puppy so there have been accidents but the good news is that she really likes her crate. We're off to the vet this afternoon for her first check-up.

She joins her siblings . . . 
Coco, our Bernese Mountain Dog

and Oreo, the stray cat who won't leave.

We're ready for a new adventure which will include even more vacuuming and I'm sure some destruction of property. Just another excuse to go shopping, right? 

We know Piper can't replace Sadie, but she can help heal our broken hearts a bit. We love and miss you, Sadie, and will never forget you.
February 15, 2000 - October 15, 2009