Tuesday, May 24, 2011

How a trip for coffee led to a puppy?!?!

Bella Marie - Click to enlarge
Sleeping after a hard day of play
A relaxing Sunday afternoon... Chris and I decided to grab a coffee and spread out a blanket in the park to enjoy the first signs of summer watching the lake.

We headed down to Williams Bay figuring it would be more quiet and relaxing than Lake Geneva.  BUT... our favorite coffee shop in The Bay is closed on Sundays... until next weekend - but that really is a long time to wait for a cup of coffee.  Seeing as it's the ONLY coffee shop in Williams Bay, off to Lake Geneva we go!

Woot, Woot!  It's BOGO day at Caribou!  WINNNER WINNNNNNER!!!  Chris buys and Dawn drinks for free!  YEAH!  But Large Mocha Lattes can be a bit too much caffeine...

Wandering around Lake Geneva we pretend like we're tourists... stopping in the shops, seeing what boutiques are new this season and looking at anybody that may be a possible fit to approach about selling my Beaded Dreams collection.  After not finding anything in particular (and not looking too hard, rather just enjoying a day off in the sunshine) it was time to turn back and chill for a bit.

So we decided to go back to the park by the lake where we parked the van, get our our picnic blanket, books and enjoy a bit of sun.  No parking ticket... good, plug in a few more quarters for insurance and we're set.

No sooner had we settled down, then a little 4-legged critter comes bounding at us.  Little furry critter jumps up in my lap and immediately starts kissing me like crazy.  Behind her, her brother and 2 young girls came running up.

As it turns out these two adorable little creatures are 14 week old Silky Yorkshire Terrier puppies.  Yes, the one that jumped in my lap was a little female and they called her Foxy.  She went from kissing my face to nuzzling into my neck to laying on the blanket next to me... on her back sunning her tummy.

As her owners came chasing behind their two girls, we found out a bit more about the dogs.  They were born the day before Grandpa's birthday, February 1st.

Let's fast forward...

The owners were going to grab some lunch, Chris and I were going to discuss if having a puppy was even possible and we were parting ways.

That sounded simple...
What really happened was that this little puppy girl began to cry and wiggle trying to get out of her owners arms to come back to me.  The wife brought her back over and immediately she stopped crying and tried jumping to me.  I held her she nuzzled in and let me know that this is where she was meant to be.

Now I know I'm nuts... like caramel cashew ice cream nuts... but a tiny dog... a puppy, what the heck was I thinking?  We brought the little one home with us along with the plan that the owners would meet us at their house after they got a bite to eat.  Once we got home, Cody and Brandi both looked at us with that "Really?  A puppy, c'mon mom... you've to be kidding!"

And then sniffing chipmunks around the downspouts became SOOOO much more exciting.

Since Sunday we've learned Nyla Bones save flip flops, squeeky toys start out frightening and end up ringing in your ears and 3:30 am isn't such a bad time to wake up if it means we don't have to clean an accident up out of the crate.

We've both always been big dog lovers, but this little tiny Bella has stolen our heart... and my pink flip flops.  Apparently the bling is irresistible!  Can you blame her?  So be cautious when going out for a coffee... you could get much more than you intended!

Looking forward to sharing Bella Marie with you.
Much Highly Caffeinated Love,
Dawn, Chris
  along with Small, Medium & Large!
Bella, Brandi & Cody
Our Kids - Cody, Brandi and Bella
Sneaking a lick from Cody's bowl


Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I am so sorry, but it looks like you are now the proud slaves of a sweet little puppy! ;)

Jan Tanis Designs said...

awwwwwww...how cute!! What a special story!

When DH and I moved into our house 5 years ago...we briefly discussed getting a dog. ME? I have allergies, asthma and don't want dog messes in my house...or hair everywhere! ICK!!! But...I love dogs! DH...one way or the other doesn't matter. We decide to do nothing.

Then...March 2009 we discuss it again...and I say I'll check around to see what kind of dogs I can even be near - much less have one in the house! I found hypoallergenic dogs...and a Breeder 3 hours away that has only hypoallergenic dogs - the ones with human type hair and no dander.

May, 2009...we go on our trip to just "look" at puppies. Guess what? We got one! An all white Maltese - 9 months old - and his name is Jasper.

3 weeks later...we travel back again, to see if there is another puppy that would be a good housemate for Jasper. Lucky us...we found Benny, a Havanese, 12 weeks old.

Fast forward another year...and while on vacation half an hour from the breeder, we decide to stop in and show them our two little ones! It was a blast.

And...we came home with Rosie, our little 3# (then), 12 week old Toy Poodle.

And that's my story!!


Pat Haight said...

I have to admit, my babies will always be my favorite, but that face on Bella, goodness gracious, how precious☺

Davinia said...

Well I can see how you couldn't resist. She's very sweet and has certainly captured your heart big time.
Thanks for stopping by the other day Dawn.
Have fun with your newest family member.

Be~Jeweled by Jana said...

She's adorable. I think it was meant to be! Enjoy!

Julianna Cannon said...

She's precious!!!



Azure Islands Designs said...

She is so cute...looks like it was fate!!! :~)


Stacy said...

Little ones are the best! Trust me on this one...Matilda is a Miniature Australian Shepherd that came to us by chance and I would trade that little wild child for anything!

Kristen said...

AWWWWWWW I want her too!!!!!

Gwen said...

Dawn, she sounds ADORABLE!! Just be glad she's a dog and not a cat. Because...you know what they say...

Dogs have owners,


Cat have STAFF!!


marsspyder said...

Awwwwwwwwwww :)

And that's kinda how we found our Catbeast Marvin. Went out for boots, ended up being hired by a cat.

Beadwright said...

All I can say is she is just tooooo cute.

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

Thank you all so very much. I normally respond to everybody individually that leaves me a comment... but I'm afraid I might lose a throw pillow, or a rug, or my slipper... well you get the drift.

I appreciate you all stopping by. This week has definitely been an adjustment, but it is going really well. It's all about getting into a new routine for all of us. Will post more pics as she grows... but right now, it's time for a little crate training for Bella and some beading for mama! LOL

Hope you all have a wonderful afternoon!

Meg Carter said...

Welcome Bella!!!!! :)So cute.

LeslieGallery - Tales of an Entrepreneur said...

what a wonderful story! love it. sounds like a great addition to the family. I wish you all the best together.

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

Thanks Meg & Leslie! She's a cutie patootie and she's definitely stolen our hearts! It's amazing the love a little creature can give!

Hope your day is terrific!

There was an error in this gadget


Related Posts with Thumbnails