Today we picked up Rosie. The breeder lived was about an hour and three quarters drive from home. We hit the road at 9 AM and had a nice drive into the country to northern New Jersey, just short of the New York State border. The area around there is very hilly, but it was a crisp, beautiful day. The leaves on the trees had just started to turn to fall colors, and we wound through some curvy country roads.
Linda the breeder was an extraordinarily nice lady. We had two pups to choose from, and after some consideration see how Matthew interacted with them, Linda recommended the more mellow of the two. The more active one really didn’t pay us that much attention, and went off in the kitchen. The more mellow one was lady like and affectionate, and let us come to her, and so we felt that Linda was right. So Rosie was the more mellow of the pups, and actually Linda’s favorite of the litter. She loved the name we picked and she was glad Rosie was headed for a good home.
OK, here are some pictures. These first two are at the breeders. That's my wife holding Rosie.
The next are back home, Matthew being silly. And Rosie really does have a good disposition. Not many Labrador Retriever pups would tolerate this.
But Rosie's no wall flower. As soon as Matthew starts running, she runs right after him. They had a blast playing in the backyard with a beach ball.
Let's see if this video upload works. I've never done it before.
And finally, a close up.