Tremendous News The Third

Introducing Rio!

Rio and Diana

Isn’t she gorgeous? My baby girl! I’m in love.

Pretty Rio!Just Ducky

Sailor Boy and I brought her home yesterday. She’s an eight week old Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever (“Toller”). Longtime (and I SERIOUSLY mean longtime) readers of the blog know that we’ve had our eye on this breed forever.

We’re so excited. And if you think I’m the only one afflicted thusly, you should see Sailor Boy. I think I’ve been usurped in his heart.

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22 Responses to Tremendous News The Third

  1. Liza says:

    Rio is so cute! I live in an apartment, so don’t really feel that it would be fair for me to have a dog yet. I hope to get one when I buy a townhouse one day.

  2. Carrie says:

    Yay!!! Congratulations! She is seriously cute! Oh, and puppy breath…mmmmm….

  3. Erica R says:

    She is the cutest EVER!!!!!!

  4. CaesarsGhost says:

    awww puppy! That’s way better then the phone pic you sent me.

    I want to pinch her cheeks…

  5. Gina Black says:

    Felicitations on the new addition to the family. 😉 Rio looks like a real sweetie.

    I want a dog too. Haven’t had one since I was a kid. Maybe when we move into a house (coming soon) the DH will relent and let me. He did say we could have chickens.

  6. Those are the cutest puppy pics ever! Her personality really pops in the photos. Too cute.

  7. Annie says:

    Bilbo started whistling when he saw her picture and think she’s going to grow up to be quite the hottie!

    Seriously cute pup, Diana! I can tell she’s going to be such a wonderful companion for you and SB! Enjoy all the puppiness while it lasts… they grow so quickly!

  8. Vicki says:

    She is adorable! I’d say she’s a perfect match for you and Sailor Boy.

    Totally an awww moment when I opened the blog. 🙂

  9. Diana says:

    Liza, I know exactly how you feel. We have been living in an apt. for hte last three years, and we specifically picked a “no dogs allowed” place so that we wouldn’t feel tempted, because we don’t think it’s fair, unless you get a low activity toy dog. So the first thing we did when our contract was accepted on the house was look for a dog, because now we have a nice fenced in backyard and a park across the street. We can have our dream dog.

    Caesar — I know. it’s hard to get her to stay still for the camera unless she’s sleeping, and phone cameras take so long to snap. But she’s a puddums!

    Annie, Bilbo is apparently a LECH! But yes, she’s a doll. And she’ll be fixed too, so he can whistle all he wants. Won’t get him anywhere…

  10. Patrick says:

    Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand
    Just like that river twisting through a dusty land
    And when she shines she really shows you all she can
    Oh Rio, Rio dance across the Rio Grande

  11. Diana says:

    exactly, Patrick.

  12. Rhiannon says:

    GORGEOUS! I came over here earlier and couldn’t post because I had died of the cuteness.

  13. OMG!! So jealous!! 🙂

  14. Phyllis Towzey says:

    She’s adorable! Take lots of pictures, Diana — it’s amazing how fast they grow out of that round and fluffy puppy look at turn into a “teenage” dog. Kind of like kids, lol.

  15. I’d heard of the breed, but never saw one of the puppies before. OMG, what a cutie. I can understand why you’re both in love with her.

  16. Congrats on your newest family member! She is so fluffy and adorable.

  17. Trish says:

    Squeeeee! She’s so adorable!

  18. Congrats on the addition to your family, Diana and SB.

  19. JulieLeto says:

    Is it my imagination or are her eyes the same shade of blue as yours?

    She’s beautiful! I love puppies and she reminds me of the dog I had as a kid who looked a lot like a fox. I doubt he was a toller, though…he was a mutt, through and through. Loved that dog.


  20. Tiff says:

    Adorable! I’m so glad for you…be careful of her eating/piddling on those SSG4 pages, though! =p

  21. Diana says:

    She looks just like a fox, Julie! In fact the breed was designed to look like foxes. We are wondering why we didn’t name her Vixen — she is one of those! Adorable little monster!

    And yes, her eyes are exactly the same color as mine — for the next few weeks, anyway. WOuld that it would stay that way.

  22. Jaci Burton says:

    She’s gorgeous, Diana!