What is it about March that screams... bring home a new puppy?!
Or, if your name is Sarah Webb, what is it about every second of every day that says... bring home a new puppyyyyyy! Some people can't resist chocolate, I can't resist puppies.
I'm like the Ickey Woods of puppies, "Whoooooo gonna get some pupppies today. Get some puppies, get some puppies, get some puppies.... WHOOOOOO!"
If you didn't get any of that last part, I'm not sure that we were destined to be friends. You will probably find me very annoying. WHOOOOOOO!
Snowflake, or who you may better know as Veenie, became a member of our family on March 3rd, 2013. I fell in love with her at an adoption event hosted by Paws in the City. Here is her adoption picture. I'm still fascinated and highly interested in hearing how they managed to get her to sit still for this photo.
I thought it would be fun to do some very light google research on Veenie, to see what I could find. It turns out Veenie was on a local radio station talk show before I got to her... such a little celebrity! Thank goodness no one adopted her, she was destined to be all mine!
As you can read above, and as I learned only after doing this research, Veenie's family surrendered her to Dallas Animal Services when they decided they didn't have time for a puppy.
Veenie's First Day Home - March 3, 2013
That news broke my heart into a trillion pieces. Their loss, because this little baby is the sweetest, most affectionate puppy who ever lived. She is crazy, yes... but you will love her from the moment she gives you that first face lick at 6am on Saturday morning.
MoooooooM... DOG PARK JUST OPENED. WAKE UP, WAKE UP!
A Few of Veenie's Favorite Things Include
- Licking inside your ear when you aren't paying attention
-Fetching tennis balls, then returning them just out of your immediate reach
-Pretending she isn't aware of what personal space is
-Staring at you from the shower ledge
-Humans with a pulse
(unless you're riding a bike, then she does not enjoy you)
-5:35pm Monday - Friday
-Belly rubs from kiddos
-Her mama, of course
Then there is the man of the family, General Neyland.
General came into my life March 12, 2009, just a couple of months after I graduated from Tennessee. I adopted this sweet beagle, at the time named "Toby", when he was 1 year old from Young Williams Animal Center in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Gee's First Day Home - March 12, 2009
I don't have any "pre-Sarah" ownership history on Gee, but there has certainly been a lot of change between 2009 General and 2015 General.
2009 General ate all my shoes, brushes and even dining room table legs. 2009 General didn't snuggle, or sleep under the sheets pressed right up against you. 2009 General didn't stay right by your side, protecting you from the danger of the other doggies at the dog park.
2015 Gee is lazy, easy-going and craves uninterrupted snuggle sessions. I say uninterrupted, because if you interrupt a snuggle session, you will make him very angry, and you won't like him when he's angry. Just ask Veenie....
A Few of Gee's Favorite Things Include
In this order
-Snuggling under the covers
-Standing on Stumps
-Anyone/Anything that is not Veenie
I love you two to the moon and back. You are my best friends and you've made me the luckiest dog mom in the whole world. You two snuggled me through the loneliest times I can ever remember, making me feel special and loved. You give me purpose, a feeling that I never would have understood if I had never met you guys. You are two of the most special things in my life, and I would move heaven and hearth to keep you both safe and healthy.
There is a good boy and a good girl that will be receiving all ofthe beggin strips and belly rubs tonight..... aaaand maybe even some face licks and uninterrupted snuggling if you play your cards right.