I knew already that they loved the dog because they talked about her a lot and wanted to see the dog on Skype. Maggie even loved the "go go" (Chinese for dog) and asked to see her when we chatted with Aunt Johnette.
I mentioned it to the kids and they were ecstatic. We had previously talked about getting a Golden Retriever so the deal was if we got Abby, then there would be no other dogs. I thought Sam would back out but he was completely fine with it.
Let me tell you, it has gone even better than I expected. She doesn't jump on you, rarely barks, obeys my commands, and is great with the kids. She even won Trent and Jack over in just a week. That is a skill.
So meet Abigail Adams Henderson. Our newest princess.