Buddy Bear Campbell

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If you follow me on Instagram (@mrsjjcampbell) you know that we have a new family member. I'm happy to officially introduce Buddy Bear Campbell!

Let me share a little about Buddy and how he came into our life. For the past 6 months Luke and I have discussed and made plans for when we could have a dog. We've researched what kind of dogs would be great for our lifestyle and family. While Luke would take any dog off the street, I'm a little more picky.

We've looked at dog breed after dog breed looking for a dog with the right temperament and protective instincts, etc. Finally, we settled on a German Shepherd! They are always high on the list of family dogs and ranked exceptionally high in overall dog-goodness. Also, I grew up with German Shepherds. They were always our family dogs!

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Now that we had decided on what kind of dog we wanted, we were ready to look for puppies! We realized quickly that good puppies are $$$$. We also realized for the first time that puppies are a lot of work. We were unsure of how we could train and take care of a puppy when we both work 30 minutes away. So then, we decided to wait until we had kids and I transitioned into a work-from-home mom (Not pregnant, just thinking ahead) so that we could be able to spend time with a puppy.

Fast forward to Christmas. We like to call my dad The Dog Whisperer.All dogs are drawn to my dad. I've never seen anything like it!  It's kind of crazy! He was out and about a couple of days after Christmas and encountered Buddy and his previous owner. He commented on how impressive Buddy was and jokingly asked if the owner was looking to get rid of the dog (only the Dog Whisperer could get away with that!). The owner said yes!

We immediately drove over to check out the dog and LOVED how friendly he was, not to mention beautiful. A couple of days later after spending a little more time with Buddy, he jumped in our car and came back home with us!

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It's been a full week of Buddy living with us. We think he's adjusting well. He seems very content, is fun and playful, and makes every step with Luke. We've also adjusted to life with Buddy. He definitely encourages a more responsible lifestyle like taking him on walks and waking up on time to let him out.

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I've always liked dogs, but I've never really loved a dog. I'm LOVING Buddy. He's hilarious and loves having his ears rubbed, but he also likes to chill out. I'm sure that Buddy would love to meet you. Just let us know when you're coming over. We're working on his manners when people come in our house.