Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A New Puppy!!!

This past winter old age claimed our two beloved dogs, Cuddles and Mollie.  While we knew Cuddles was near the end of her life and probably wouldn't make it back to Oklahoma in the spring, we had no idea that Mollie was sick.  Turned out poor little Mollie had 90% kidney failure and was one sick little girl.  As you can imagine there was lots of tears and heartache over these losses.

Anyhow springtime arrived and we were back in Oklahoma visiting the granddaughters (yes, and their parents too!) and the urge for a new puppy struck us full force.  After a lot of conversations,  I realized that  house breaking a young pup in a motorhome was not an ideal situation.  After all, how do you tell a pup to wait a minute while you hook up the leash, open the door and go down the steps and then find grass.  So we started a search for a small dog in animal shelters around Oklahoma.  We quickly determined that there were no small, non-shedding dogs to be found that didn't have some type of severe physical or emotional problems.

So back to the drawing board we went to make a list of small dog breeds that do not shed and to then to check out the breed characteristics.  We settled upon wanting a Maltese as we fell in love with their fun loving personality.  As luck would have it, I happened upon Shari in Springfield, Missouri.  She had a five month old female named Angel who sounded perfect to join our family.  Road trip loomed in our near future!

So allow me to introduce you to our newest member of the family - our adorable 7 pound bundle of fur named Angel!

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