Saturday, September 24, 2011

Hey baby!

Our recently-married friends Marie-Emmanuelle and Patrick stopped by for a visit today, along with their three-month-old German Shepherd pup and one of their two Nova Scotia Duck-tolling Retrievers...

Their dogs (they have another Duck Toller and a Border Collie) are always a pleasure to have around as they are friendly and very well-trained and well-adjusted!

But best of all, today we were honoured when Marie-Emmanuelle and Patrick asked us to be godparents to their son, due at the end of December. Marie-Emmanuelle kicked back and let us feel the baby kicking!

And a good time was had by all! We were invited to lay hands on the tummy. I would never walk up to a pregnant woman and start groping without an invitation! :) It took Gordon a long time to feel the kicking but he was pretty pleased when he finally did!

We also enjoyed meeting Jack, their new GSD. What a lovely dog!

And full of beans, like any puppy!

He's gonna be huge!

Sharing a drink!

The noble Duck Toller, allowed nowhere near our ducks! :)) More duckling photos tomorrow.

 We are so happy and honoured that Marie-Emmanuelle and Patrick want us to be involved in their son's life in this way.  It's especially nice for us since we are two only children without our own children, and we'll never have nieces or nephews.

Happy weekend!


  1. You will love it. It is so precious to be involved with a little one's life as he grows. Enjoy!
    Tell me, were your dogs out and about with these two doggy visitors? I'm always impressed when dogs get along right away as our Kane does not take to other dogs until he has a chance to get to know them slowly. s.l.o.w.l.y. hugs

  2. Congratulations to you and Gordon Natalie! What a lovely honour your friends have bestowed on you. You are going to be the best god-parents this baby could ever have. So excited for you!!!

  3. Godparents are very important in our children's lives and I am sure you will both make wonderful godparents! That puppy is sooo cute!

  4. Deb, my dogs have meet Marie-Emmanuelle and Patrick's dogs before, but not Jack. But Sophie can be somewhat dog-aggressive (she came that way) so I tend to leave them in when these guys visits. They have had outings together, but Sophie is a bitch at times! She came that way. She's great with people but bossy with other dogs.

    Paula, we are very honoured and excited ourselves. :)

    Ronna, thanks!

    WiseMona, thank you. I am quite excited. And the puppy is ADORABLE.


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