Joe has wanted a dog ever since our first dog,Toby, died when Lowell was just 6 weeks old. I wanted to wait until the kids were older and our schedule was a bit easier to handle a new puppy. The time finally came the day before Thanksgiving after having a conversation about dogs with Hope. Joe didn't want to miss this fleeting window of opportunity and went out in a snowstorm about an hour and a half west of us to pick up our little guy. Meanwhile the kids and I went to the pet store to get the crate, bed and other necessities. After about 3 hours of waiting, Joe came home with our little Bodhi, a 12 week old cocker spaniel.The kids loved him immediately, of course.He seemed to fit right in, hunkering down for bedtime stories from Lowell and he slept all the way through in his crate the very first night! We are thrilled to have him a part of our family.