Thank you to guest writer, Kristal and "Finley" for a personal look into the last puppy pick of the litter and her family...
We heard so many good things about Snitker Goldens when looking for a dog to join our family that we knew one of their puppies would be the right choice for us, but we also heard there might be a long wait. Because the most recent litter was larger than expected, we learned we wouldn't have to wait at all. We were thrilled, until we realized we would be the last ones to choose our puppy. Although we tried not to let it bother us, I was worried. I felt like I had the last draft pick, like we'd get the puppy no one else wanted.
We are now living with the last puppy drafted, and we couldn't be happier. She's perfect. And I realized a few things.
First, I realize I didn't actually know what I wanted in a puppy. I was smart enough to realize that the pictures really didn't matter. First of all, don't tell Rhonda, but they all look exactly the same to me. Some of the shots caught a cuter expression, but that's one split second of a puppy's life, so it is ridiculous to choose off that. But, the scores... I, of course, wanted a puppy with a high score, you know, an A student. But, again, that's just a snapshot, that's just how a puppy did on a certain day. So, would my choice have been a good one? I'm not sure it would have.
Second, I realize most people who are choosing their puppies, don't know what they're doing any better than I do. So, the puppies who are taken aren't likely any better than the one that isn't.
And, most importantly, I realized that all the puppies come from the same great bloodline and all the puppies are getting critical experiences and training the first 8 weeks of life. And those are the things that really matter. Any of the puppies would be wonderful.
As I sit here rubbing the puppy who came to us because of everyone else's choices, I know she was the one meant to be our puppy, and I wouldn't have had it any other way.
~ Kristal and "Finley"
Why Snitker Goldens
We begin with quality tested and approved breeding Goldens and build on that solid foundation with our puppies. Championship pedigrees in their lines are our way of remaining true to breed standard. We strive to personally imprint each pup with positive, rewarding experiences – to nurture each one with love and care, realizing that each day we have your puppy is one day closer to the day you will hold him or her. We use this time to make that permanent impression on your pup, one which he or she will carry for a lifetime.
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