Thursday, February 01, 2007

Puppy Breath

Anyone who's held a puppy knows what I'm talking about. It is one of those things you can't get enough of. Like kissing the bum of your just bathed and lotioned baby - mom's, you KNOW you've done that! Or hugging your toddler - you just can't get enough - it's where the statement "I could just eat you up!" came from.

A little over a year ago HWFRCA and I were leaving for a night out. Our beloved 9 year old Border Collie/Chow mix, Coco, just didn't want us to leave her. But stay she must. When we got home that evening our gate was knocked down and Coco was nowhere to be found. The hubby scoured the neighborhood. We both cried ourselves to sleep that night, cried in the shower and cried throughout the day...for many days, weeks and months.

That we were devastated was an understatment. She was very comfortable being in the front yard without running off and knew where her boundaries were. We were often lax at having her wear her collar. As fate would have it. She was not wearing her collar that night. We put ads in the paper, visited the SPCA as well did my in-laws and we put posters up all around our neighborhood. Our next door neighbors told us their kids saw her out on the front yard.

Because she was a wonderful, gentle girl we surmised that someone came along in their car and coaxed her in. Dog-knapped, she was. Devastated. Heartbroken, we were. Never to love again. N.E.V.E.R. Period.

Never say never.

Meet Sadie & Josie. They came to live with us two weeks ago tomorrow evening. They are Border Collie/Kelpie mix. That is Sadie to the left. She looks like a little holstien cow. She has the sweetest little black nose that looks ever so like a heart. Josie is the cutie on the right with skillions of black and tan freckles all over. She has a brown stripe on one forepaw and another one on the opposing rear paw. We.Are.In.Love.
Don't let the "awwww" factor fool you. While the sibling love was a total photo op, when they are awake they romp, play, pee & poop (everywhere), tear up everything their tiny razor sharp teeth can find. And they terrorize each other!! They are now about 9 weeks old. And like active toddlers - must be watched EVERY second!!
Understandably, there hasn't been much knitting going on. But THAT'S another story....


Michele said...

They are so precious! I too love puppy breath...there's nothing quite like it. Our youngest, a lab mix named Bella, turned a year old in December and miss her puppy breath so much!
Hint: Woolite carpet cleaner, the pet version, works wonders! :-)

Danielle said...

That is sad but your puppies are awww.

I hope they learn there manners but till then they are dang cute.

I love your bead spread too.

so cute!

Libbysmom said...

I love me some puppy breath.