I spoke to the Mr and discussed Miss 11's desire to have a puppy, she pleaded with her Daddy, where I am sure more tears were shed, this girl really wanted a dog. Even seeing my grown up 11 year old cry over a puppy we were yet to get I was still sceptical. Mr big softy who I thought for sure would so no, for the love of his grass that he wouldn't want ripped up by a four legged creature, spoke to me about his concerns of it only being a phase, that everyone would lose interest quickly. Then we spoke of what they could learn from owning a pet.
Mr softy got excited and started researching breeds and breeders, Me I was still unsure and decided to let him take control. He wanted to keep it a secret from the girls, to give them a big surprise.
One day whilst walking with Miss 11, I was quizzing her for ideas for Christmas presents, when she yet again burst into tears and said "you know what I want, I just want a dog". I caved and secretly told her to let her fears go of never owning a pet and it was all in the works. She was sworn to secrecy from her little sisters and Daddy. I just couldn't stand to see her getting upset anymore.
She never quizzed us again, but was unaware of any details, mean while Mr took control and we found a local breeder that the litter was born on the 10/11/2012, but we couldn't have her till the 4/1/13. We how ever were able to come pick our pup just before Christmas.
This year we had a little Elf visit, her name was Snowbelle and she left a little letter for the girls one Sunday telling the girls Mummy and Daddy had a surprise happening in the afternoon for them.
We took off on our drive quizzing the girls asking them where they think we were going, we didn't have to go to far. Questions were asked, "Are we moving", "Are you buying as a horse", no one guessed a puppy.
We meet the breeder who knew of our secret and took us down to the kennels, and picked up our puppy. I then said "This is your puppy girls", Miss 11 started crying tears of joy. We got to have a quick cuddle, all except Miss 4 who was a little scared. Mr wanted a boy, I think maybe to not feel out numbered any more, but as it was there was only one pup left a gorgeous little girl.
This pup made her way into our hearts that day. We went home all very excited and started discussing names. 'Charlee' was voted on and won.
|One very happy girl|
It was along Christmas and New Year waiting for the time we could pick up our newest family member.
January 4, Nanna's birthday, was the day this little four legged girl would join us to be part of our family. She was fussed over and made her way into all of our hearts.
She is now 12 weeks old and started puppy school last night. She is still very mush loved by all of us except Miss 4 who want go outside unless Charlee is tied up. All my worries have gone, I am so glad with got this little girl. It was definitely the right time for our family.
|They do this job everyday, maybe not with those smiles anymore.|