We had every intention of waiting until we were down in Arizona to start looking for another dog, but the opportunity came up to get a Brussels Griffon, a breed that we had been interested in for years. We'd first seen the Brussels Griffon at a dog show, but I don't remember exactly when that dog show was...maybe while we were still living in the Chicago area, or perhaps after we'd retired and moved to Glendale. I do know that on our way back from our 1998 trip to Alaska, we were parked near Christina Lake in British Columbia when we spotted a Brussels Griffon with the people parked behind us. We went over to talk with them...they seemed surprised that we knew about Brussels Griffons!
Yesterday morning, we drove to the east side of Spokane Valley to look at the two Brussels Griffons that a breeder had...a female and a male. Both were really cute, but the female was a lower-energy dog, which, for us, fit us better. So we brought her home!
She's 5 months old (as of today, October 31)...we've named her Gracie. She slept in her crate by the side of my bed all night long and didn't make a peep, so being away from her momma, daddy, and brother didn't seem to phase her. She seems to pick up on things quickly, so, hopefully, training her won't be a major problem!
Here are a few pictures: