My eldest daughter having her first cuddle with our new puppy!
This is Sammy, he's a 10 week old cocker spaniel and we're bringing him home today!
Getting a dog was put high up on the agenda for 2015 and although we were going to wait for the weather to be a bit more spring-like, the right pup came along at the right time, so we just had to go for it!
Having found him and already done a visit, Mr LMLD and I kept it a total surprise for the girls. We picked them up from school on Friday afternoon and took them to the farm where Sammy was living with his rather boisterous brother! Our youngest who has always struggled with being frightened of dogs (one of the reasons why we wanted to get a dog) chose which one she would like. She chose Sammy (her choice of name too) because "he was sitting nicely Mummy".
So the last 48 hours have been a hive of activity getting ready for the new addition to the LMLD household and the positive effect of Sammy's arrival is already evident in the happy, excited banter between us all this weekend.
Good times are ahead and you will be seeing lots more of him on the blog, but in the meantime we're just going to enjoy this special moment and the start of a new chapter for our family.