A few weeks ago our family expanded. We got a dog – a 7 month old cocker spaniel and our kids named her Oreo, because she’s all black with a white stripe down her stomach.

I thought we might be in trouble when my wife suggested we go to the pet market (yes – it was essentially a market/bizarre of dozens of pet shops) a few hours after sending off my dad to the airport after he came for a short visit. Our kids were a wreck…now we have a puppy 🙂

Oreo has been great though for the family and despite typically puppy stress, it’s amazing how much love and affection dogs can bring out.

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