My friend Cami & I were talking the other day about our “HEART DOG”. You know the one…. the one that will ALWAYS be in your heart! Your heartbeat at your feet! Above is my precious Reba in December 2009. She left me to become my Guardian Angel on February 18, 2010. I have had a hole in my heart big enough to FALL through ever since.
Hubby is a dog person!!!! And about a month ago he started looking at websites for a puppy (Reba was our 3rd Shelty). I kept hoping it would pass… We looked at rescue dogs 3 different times & he just was against that idea thinking you would inherit someone else's problems, or they were too old & he wanted years with his new buddy. Again, I hoped it would pass (my friend Susan says when he is determined he just wears me down hee hee) & I kept saying things like “But, we want to travel & it is always an issue with pets” or “I’ve really loved not have HAIR everywhere” DID THAT WORK? NO!!!!!
I knew a puppy would show up as MY Christmas present so I better speak up! I told him I couldn’t have another Shelty without bawling every time I saw her. WE HAD TO CHOSE ANOTHER BREED! My friend Riki spoke highly of the Havanese & is so pleased with her new puppy Maddie. So, we started looking & this is what we loved.
How could you resist that face? Well, we had to resist. This is a little boy & we wanted a girl. And he cost a fortune! And we would not be able to go see him with the other littermates because he was in Colorado… To put down that much money on a puppy site unseen & have him arrive at DFW Airport (for another $275) I just couldn’t do it. I think you need to see the puppy & the personality. I sent Hubby to look at a Kennel near Oklahoma (since he was coming back from Oklahoma City) to see these two little girls.
He came home & said I FOUND THE ONE!!!!!!! But, I want you to go see & choose… No way could I choose when he had found his HEART DOG!! I mean how do you break his heart after we just fixed it with open heart surgery this August???? I know that ELVES in their beds should look like this…
But, at our house… an ELF looks like this in her bed…
Meet DADDY’S CHRISTMAS ELF!!!! To be called Elle (in French Elle means SHE) the Elf.
He’s smitten & I think she is really cute.
We went out to dinner with friends last night & he took her over to show off… Pierre took this photo of her with her coat on. He kind of cut off Daddy but, it’s a cute photo of Elf.
Now…………………. You know how I spent my weekend & how I’ll be spending many more (cleaning puppy peeeeeee). Hope you’re having a wonderful Holiday Season.
HUGS from Charlene, Daddy & Elf