What do we do when our kids are all adults and have, for the most part, flown the nest? We find someone to baby!
Introducing Quinn – our sweet, calm, loving, adorable Golden Retriever puppy !
Her name is short for Quinnalt, in keeping with our “mountains and lakes” theme for our dogs’ names.
Quinn is our third Golden Retriever. We got Tahoe in 1990 when we had four kids under the age of five at home and, in an insane but wonderful move, decided to add a puppy to the mix.
Tahoe was with us from 1990 to 2004 She died suddenly on Christmas morning that year – the same year that my mother died on April 11th, which was Easter morning.
Coincidentally, Shasta was born a year to the day after my mom died – April 11, 2005. She was an adorable puppy, wasn’t she?!
And in another interesting coincidence, Quinn was born six years to the day after Shasta, as we found out as we signed her adoption papers! So it seems that April 11th is multi-significant day for beloved souls in our family.
All the Snider humans adore Quinn --
(Tom is adoring her from afar until Monday, as he’s traveling. But we’re
updating inundating him with photos!)
Quinn absolutely adores Shasta…
…but Shasta isn’t so sure yet.
But we’re not worried. I have a feeling they’ll be fast friends.
Especially because Quinn has taken an instant liking to tennis balls! How did THAT happen so fast?!
Poor Quinn has had quite a day, and she can’t keep her eyes open anymore!
Yeah, I think we’ve all fallen madly in love!