Tuesday, October 8, 2013

"Love is when a puppy licks your face... even after you left him alone all day"

Truer words have never been spoken.  The only thing better than coming home to an excited puppy... is coming home to two excited puppies.  It doesn't matter how bad your day is, or how upset you are when you walk in the door... when you are met with little wagging tails, and covered in puppy kisses... the stress of your day just disappears.

We made the decision last December to add a puppy to our household.  When we made the trip to meet our potential new family member, we did not anticipate what we would find waiting for us.  Here are the little furbabies we went to meet...

The little boy, formerly known as Toby, chose me from the moment we walked in the door.  It was a mutual love at first sight.  I knew the puppy I wanted and there was no way I was leaving him there.  His sister, formerly known as Marbles, was so sweet, but a little shy.  She parked herself at Brian's feet.  I knew at this time we had a problem.  When Brian asked what I was thinking, I didn't hesitate to say that I had to have the little boy.  Then I thought I should ask what he was thinking (more out of courtesy as my mind was made up).  He responded with, "you are not going to like what I am thinking"... OH BOY... here we go, we are about to battle because he wants the little girl... playing along I ask why I am not going to like what he is thinking... his response... "I think we should take both"... now I admit for a minute I was scared.  We planned on one puppy.  Two seemed overwhelming.  It's like having a sono and seeing twins.  This had to sink in... for all of 2 minutes, then I reluctantly and excitedly agreed.  The pic above is from their first night home... that night we met them... we were not leaving them one more day!  We did rename them... Bella and Buddy seemed to fit just perfectly as Buddy is just that... he follows you around, never leaving your side... and Bella is just a little girly princess. 

Well it's been 10 months and they are now just over a year old.  They are as sweet as can be.  They didn't take any time to settle in to their new home, and they wasted no time taking over!  They are a little spoiled I admit it, but it's very hard not to spoil these adorable little bundles of love.  I mean just look at them.  They just love life and they make you realize the good in life. 

This is Bella at a year old.  She is as sweet as can be.  She leaves no spot on your face without a wet spot from kisses...  I am convinced she thinks her name is Belly not Bella as a simple glance her way and she rolls over to expose her little belly for a nice little belly rub.  She is the defiant one... and does not always like to listen, but in the end she will do anything she is told for her favorite treat.

This is little man Buddy at a year old.  He is my baby.  I don't play favorites, but he has favored me from day one.  He goes from his bed in the morning to my lap for a quick nap while I have coffee before work.  He's my little snuggle buddy.  He loves to play fetch and the only time he shows any anger is when Bella takes his favorite toys!  

Looking back at the sleepless nights, the potty training, the vet bills and the "Bad Puppy" moments like the one below... (all times 2)... I wouldn't change a thing!  They don't care if I am gone all day, a few days or if I walk out to my car and return 2 minutes later... every time I return, I am met with excited little faces and tons of puppy kisses!  There really is no better feeling!

"Those that say you can't buy happiness, apparently never purchased a puppy... or two!"

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