I love Dogs and I grew up with a dachshund that looked exactly just like Nola. I dont have a picture so just picture Nola ok? Ha! Her name was Gypsy. I dressed her in all my doll clothes and put her in my doll strollers, she rode perfectly and she was wonderful for me but for my mom not so much. Gypsy and my mom didn't get along and when my mom would leave, she would chew stuff around the house, furniture, cushions etc. But she kept her cuz I loved her and Gypsy was my childhood dog.
I have been going throw old boxes and cleaning and found these dog pictures.They were our old dogs. First one is Cecil. Don't let his cuteness fool you. He was the Beagle from Hell, LOL He howled like crazy, if he didn't like someone he would lift his leg on their foot and he used to love to sneak out and run around the neighborhood.Now.....the only way to get him back home was to put a bowl of food on the porch and when he was eating it, then we could nab him!! Seriously!! That darn dog could be so sneaky that he would sneak up, eat the food and run around again before we even noticed!!!! LOL so yes, we had to put more food out to catch him again!!! He was always into trouble!!
Next came Sprint. He was given to us by Kims friend. When he was little and getting ready to run, he would look like a sprinter does, so hence the name Sprint. He was a great dog and never left the yard. He would go with me on our paper routes unleashed and be fine, He would even sit and wait at the corners for me, lol such a good dog. He was the dog my kids grew up with. He was in all the kids pictures like prom, homecoming etc. He loved being the only dog and was so jealous of even Toms pet hamsters, he would watch them and cry. They say that Chocolate kills dogs. Well....when he was about 10 yrs old Valerie had a solid chocolate Santa wrapped up for a Christmas gift. While we were gone, he found it, unwrapped it, chewed the box open and ate the ENTIRE chocolate bunny!! He didnt even get sick but he was pretty thirsty that night!! Sprint lived to age 18 and we had to put him to sleep. He went blind, deaf, lost his sniffer and had heart problems.
3 months after Sprint passed, I FINALLY got my Scottie. I have always loved and wanted a Scottie. I had to wait until Sprint was gone cuz it wouldn't be fair to him to get another dog. I think he would have been heart broken. Jazzi was full of energy and so good with all the kids and grand kids. She tolerated me with all the costumes, hats, glasses, bikes, leaf throwing etc. cuz she knew there were treats coming. She did LOVE her tacos and I have no idea how she got that but she did. That was her specialty meal!! She like to bark to hear herself sometimes I think, lol and she kept a great eye out on her property for the squirrels and rabbits. She livened up our house and her and Addi running together was quite a sight. When Jazzi would sneak out at least she knew to ride around with a bunch of nice teenage girls and gets treats along the way. Guess she was no dummy!!
Couldn't have asked for a more perfect dog and we still miss her so much. I still move my foot under my desk to find that she isn't there and by habit before I go to bed, I think oh I have to let the dog out. I'm sure its normal for all of us who have lost dogs!! Its just had to believe sometimes.
I am anxious to find out:
Who our next dog will be?
What will its personality be like? It has to get along with grand kids and Miss Dog-zilla.
Will he or she let me dress them up?
When we will meet?
We just haven't made the right connection yet. I know that when I do, I will know that this is our next dog. We will be ready to love and spoil another dog. Whoever this dog is...has some pretty big paws to fill!!