We told the boys we were just meeting him but not taking him home. Apparently we lied. We met Beaux, fell in love, loaded his things in our car and set off on a new journey with a new family friend.
We talked about names all the way back to DeLand. We didn't love Beaux as a name for him and since he was still a puppy, we felt like it would be an easy transition for him. We talked about many names. I liked Archie. No one else did. A couple of us liked Barney but a couple didn't. Charlie was high on the list but Louie was a winner for all of us.
We brought him home and introduced him to his new life. He's done great so far. The boys ADORE him. Jonah has always wanted our dog to be HIS dog. It seems like Louie has settled into that role quite well.
The breeder where Louie came from was super kind to share some photos of his mom and dad and some puppy pictures of him. His mom was a cocker spaniel and his dad was a poodle. Our little cockapoo certainly took some features from both of them.