after walking around and doing some errands and some work... arthur and i were hanging out at home whe his friend arminka called.
i don't know if you guys remember but arthur and i hosted (commentated for armenia) the eurovision song contest. during down times when we were not talking about the song, the singer or the contest... arthur and i just talked with one another... funny small stuff to keep the show interesting. during that time i said that i loved dogs, that i loved golden retrievers and could we go to vernisage on saturday to look at puppies. arthur said no and that was the end of that.
an owner of a female golden retriever (there are only four in this country) had just sold off the last of their first generation of armenian goldens (now there are 15). he had kept one out of the litter for himself. however since he heard me say that i love them... it had been in the back of his mind (he has always loved arthur's music)...
after a few more weeks he realized that he was having a hard time keeping... mommy retriever, baby girl retriever and two cats in one apartment. he found us and told us that he had watched eurovision and if we wanted the puppy.
my heart was pounding. now remember... i am crazy for dogs and have wanted a puppy from the first moment i moved away from mom and dad. after marriage it has been our one truly truly big marital problem... i want a doggy more than anything... not in the house... you don't understand... it is going to s*$# everywhere... you get the point, right?
so they brought azazel over (named after a character in a chekov story)...they call her azi, or azizz. she is a six month old pure bred golden. a quiet, smart and well behaved golden beauty and most important SHE IS OURS.
he caved in after seeing how sweet she really is. he caved in after seeing a few tears and a few knee dropping moments of desperation. arthur is getting to know her. he likes taking her on walks. she really is smart. she already knows how to sit and lay down and fetch and we are working on the potty stuff... 20% has been in the house but it is OK... my girlfriend lala, the experienced dog owner is teaching me soo much.
but i have to say azi has really changed my mood... i am happy, calm,. and everything is great. i promise to post a picture very very soon.
my dad and uncle are in town... and everyone is being very good about me having azi. my dad and father in law were over last night and both were petting azi as if she has always been around. dad is out walking azi now. i am stoked. and only a few times has arthur freaked out (usually when she s* in the houses)
but arthur is leaving for the usa soon and i am sad. although my uncle and dad will be here... i am really going to miss arthur. this time he is going for 11 days and that will be our longest stretch apart since marriage.
oversized telephone bills here we come.
as for my puppy... i promise a picture soon.
what a great day that really turned out to be