Country Living Series

Monday, August 28, 2017

Meet Mr. Darcy

Today, at long last, we brought home our new Golden Retriever puppy. Dear readers, meet Mr. Darcy.


Younger Daughter and I went to fetch him this morning. He was a trooper on the drive home, snugging up to her in the back seat of the car.



Once home, of course, he enchanted everyone with his sheer cuteness.


I tried taking him out to the garden with me, but it was beastly hot and there wasn't much shade for him, so that didn't last long.


Here he's seeing the chickens for the first time. Lesson #1: No chasing the chickens! Okay, maybe "no peeing in the house" is Lesson #1....


We've been trotting him out into the yard every 15 or 20 minutes to do his business. So far no indoor accidents.




It's a big wide new world for little Darcy, but he seems to be getting the hang of things.



He alternated bouts of playing with bouts of napping, of course. After all, he's still a baby.


With baby feet.


And a seriously adorable face!


Mr. Darcy is the first of our soon-to-be two canine companions. He's in for a long and happy life with us, God willing.



35 comments:

  1. When my Toby was a puppy I would take him out about as often as Mr. Darcy and every time he did his business I would lavish him with a ton of praise and loving. Worked like a charm. You are in for a tone of fun.

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  2. Loving Mr Darcy while missing sweet Lydia and so thankful my Choxie survived the three cancer surgeries since July.
    Yes, I am mess.

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  3. Welcome to the family, Mr. Darcy! He's absolutely adorable, Patrice. I'm so happy for you. :)

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  4. Awwww. That is some serious cuteness! Nothing helps ease the loss of a 4-legged companion like a puppy! Wishing a long, healthy, well behaved life to Mr Darcy!

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  5. He's adorable! And very blessed to have found such an excellent home. Prayers for a long and happy life together.

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  6. My goodness...what a handsome dog. Elizabeth Bennett live with me...a sheltie.

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  7. Large paws make big dogs Fitzwilliam! I'm sure Jane would be proud.

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  8. What a smile this put on my face this morning ! Would love to have snuggled with him on the ride home. You are so blessed with this precious animal....enjoy.

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  9. Makes me miss Freckles (border collie I had but she's passed and I haven't had the heart to replace her.)

    Seriously neat little dog there. Y'all are so lucky.

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  10. Beautiful pup. Golden retrievers have a tendency to chew, even AFTER teething. Rawhide chews, if you can find safe ones, seem to help.

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  11. Ahh...puppies (sigh). Is there nothing cuter? :-) Enjoy! Melissa in Upper MI.

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  12. Oh my gosh-- look at the size of those paws!
    He is adorable.
    Totally agree with Gorges -- I'm on my 3rd golden and agree with how 'mouthy' they are. What works for me is buying the plain, no flavor, sanitized bones from the pet store. Never had a problem with my dogs chewing anything besides their toys -- oh wait, there were the legs of a few kitchen chairs that have baby teeth marks on them.
    Welcome Mr. Darcy.
    SJ in Vancouver BC

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  13. OMGosh! What a handsome fella! The fun of watching new babies explore the world is endless! Congrats on your new arrival

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  14. How adorable can one puppy be ! Yes, he has won the good parents lottery , so lucky to have you and Don . Here's to a long and healthy life !

    Dee in the South West

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  15. Oh, what a lovely way to start my day with that "cuteness overload." Thank you for sharing - I've been hanging out to see your new little man and can't wait to see the last addition to the family. Jenny

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  16. Happy for you !!!

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  17. When my Sheila and Chewie passed I swore I'd never have another dog. Mr. Darcy just gave me puppy fever. Good luck with your new companion Lewis Family...

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  18. He is such a cutie! Thanks for sharing.
    Montana Guy

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  19. <3! He is adorable!

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  20. He is adorable. We have a Golden and she is the smartest thing.

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  21. What a cute little guy! I love the name you gave him.

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  22. Awwwww, cuteness overload! Congratulations!

    Me: I do NOT need a puppy. I do NOT need a puppy.

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  23. What a cute Golden. Ours (Ranger) is now 5 and is finally beginning to settle down. I was told their puppyhood lasts forever. Wouldn't want it any other way. We give ours raw beef soup bones a couple times a week. He loves them and it keeps his teeth clean. Raw bones don't splinter like the cooked ones do. Have fun with your little guy.

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  24. Cute name and that face is too much!!

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  25. Congratulations on your very cute puppy, I'm sure he has brought many smiles and laughter. It is very clear that you love him already. I totally love the name you picked, I presume named after Mr. Darcy in the book Pride and Prejudice.

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  26. Patrice, you and the family have chosen well. Cute name and the cutest face around!

    And a second companion? Take TONS of pictures - PLEASE?!


    Steve Davis
    Anchorage, Alaska

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  27. I make and sell soap. A very popular fragrance right now is called "50 shades of grey," and nope, that's not going to work. I call it "Mr. Darcy" and it flies off the shelves. What he would wash with if he were alive, er, not a fictional character.

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    1. Bwahaha -- that's great! What a classy name for soap!

      - Patrice

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  28. I LOVE his name..we're total Jane Austen/Pride&Prejudice fans here...he's so adorable..God is soooo good to give us such lovely creatures to share life with..may your time with him be blessed and long. God bless you!

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  29. So happy for you. Our golden passed away last year at the age of 16. She was such a sweet heart. We now have a one year old Sheltie named Mr. Darcy and we have a female German Shepherd named Miss Lizzie (Elizabeth) of course both from Pride and Prejudice. Enjoy your blog very much. Did not know Lydia died. So sorry about that.

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  30. You are going to love having a golden. We have one, Kashmir, who I call our baby girl. One thing you might note as he grows older, Goldens are generally not face lickers. So no kisses. This is attribute that makes them good therapy dogs.

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  31. Love! The name is perfect! One of my favorite authors. Maybe the two dogs will be a set? Lizzy?

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  32. Hahahaha. I love that name.

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