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4/22/13

This is me, happy!

Last Fall, we put my beautiful King down. He was a wonderful dog but, at the end when he was fifteen, he just had enough. On our last walk together we got three quarters around the block and he stopped, panting heavily, he just looked at me. He didn't want to walk anymore. He was tired. I knew right then, it would be our last walk together. It took me a long time to get used to him not being around. I HATED the still silence of a house without an animal. To fill the house with the presence of an animal, we adopted our feathery friend, Sophia. Even though she has been a great pet and entertained us with many antics along the way, I still missed a dog. I have had a dog since I was twenty. Then, to not have one, was weird. The house was always so still. So Michael and I decided in the Spring we would adopt a puppy. 

After waiting since she was born in March, we FINALLY  got to go and pick her out! I am not a patient person. The waiting was killing me. This Sunday was finally our day to go and meet our girl! We took an hour looking at all of the adorable puppies that, at first, just looked all the same but then, there she was. While all the other puppies were looking down and playing together she just sat in the middle of them and stared at us. She was smaller than almost all of them so I didn't pick her up right away. But, she just kept looking and I kept looking back. When I finally did pick up the furry lovebug, I was in love! 

So, without further adieu, meet Shay! 












In my last post, I spoke about how the little boy in the video said, "This is what my mom looks like when she is worried."  Well, most times I make that same worried face but today when I picked up my new, little bundle of joy, I said in my head, "This is what I look like when I'm happy!" Just then Michael said, "Say cheese, mommy!" 

So, this is me really happy! I thought about calling her Happy but decided Shay was a little more mature. Haha! 

I only hope I can remember this wonderful feeling when she pees on my carpet, chews my shoes and doesn't walk on the leash very well. Good thing I've got this picture to remind me.  

We don't get her until mid-May but as soon as we get her home. I'll post some more pictures! Feel free to post the story about how you knew your pet was "the one" below! I'd love to hear your story. 





  

2 comments:

luvleamum said...

We brought home a new puppy in March and he brings so much laughter and silliness to our chaos & diabetes focused stress. Puppies / 4 legged friends rock ;). Your pup looks adorable! Love the big smiles all around.

Melissa Perry Moraja said...

Your puppy is precious! We have a 3 1/2 year old goldendoodle. He was supposed to be around 35 lbs. He's 88 lbs. haaa haa... have fun! If he nips (which they all do), freeze a stick of butter, smear it on your kids hands (top of it), and have the puppy lick their hands as they pet it. Works like a charm! We did peanut butter too.