A few months ago Isaac and I decided it was time to add another member to our family. We had just finished up a whirlwind month of moving and selling our other house and all of the changes brought on such a welcome breath of fresh air. We were originally looking for Mini Goldendoodles because we knew we wanted a dog that didn’t shed. However in all of my searches I found that the smallest Goldendoodle in existence still weighed about 20 pounds. As much as that is perfect for some people, I knew that it wouldn’t be a good fit for us. We are constantly on the move. We fly at least every other month and live a very active lifestyle. It was really important to me that we found a pup that would fit into our crazy life and I knew that anything much over ten pounds would be slightly more difficult. In the endless sea of google searching a Poochon breeder popped up in Iowa with a tag that said “golden doodle look-alike” WOW! How random is that!?! Is this for real? Obviously intrigued I clicked away and came to their website. It was love at first site! Poochons ( a mix of apricot toy poodle & bichon frise) REALLY did look like a tiny little golden doodle! I was SMITTEN!
As soon as we found one available we put down a deposit and waited…. oh the waiting game. I seriously paced the floor all the time waiting for the day that I got to fly out to bring home our little bundle! Yes, I flew to get our dog…… don’t judgeI had air miles points! And this particular breeder wouldn’t ship puppies because she was concerned about the travel conditions. Okay by me! I got to hook up with some of my favorite P31 ladies and even have a slumber party with Sarah Bardo! It was 36 hours of bliss!
And after all of that… here she was…. this little bundle of fur that slept on my lap under a blankie for the entire flight! Shhhhhhh!!!! That probably isn’t allowed, but she did amazing, and she didn’t even weigh 3 pounds at the time so locking her up seemed super sad!
Here are some of my favorite moments with her from our Instagram Feed! Stay in the loop and follow us on Instagram @karenstott & @isaacstott
And then what kind of puppy mommy would I be if I didn’t take her on a real photoshoot every now and then! Within a few weeks Bella had her first snow! So I put her in a puffy snow coat of course! And then decided to have a photoshoot! Here is my favorite shot!