Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

Back in February we decide to expand our little family. I am sure that we needed more responsibility, less ability to do whatever whenever, more mess to clean up after...I mean it has been almost 2 years since we have had a little one in diapers! The world might spin off its axis if we aren't overwhelmed with "to dos".

For months we had batted the idea of getting a puppy back and forth. I just couldn't make the committment, although I did think a lot about it! We had already been strong armed into ownership of 2 cats. I kept going back to the morbid thought that if the dog was big enough it could take care of that annoying cat problem! Can you tell? I am not a cat person.

Anyway, low and behold, I came across this litter of little fur balls and the price was right -- FREE! My husband made the final call and brought one home.

We [I] named her DixieBelle! She is one ball of energy and you know she is truly dear husband's dog. She has no greater desire than to sit in the porch swing (yeah, she likes to swing...go figure!) with my dear husband and he seems to feel the same.

DixieBelle's Mama was a black Chow from a good family. Unfortunately, she fell for the wiles of a traveling man, who rumor has it, was a big, black lab dripping with charm.


  1. Awww! She looks a lot like my dog, Mocha, who is also part chow, part golden retriever. So many people shy away from the chow mixes, and sometimes for good reason, but your Dixiebelle and my Mo must be the grand exceptions. Congratulations on your new baby!

  2. Angela,

    We had a Chow (full blooded) for 13+ years and she was the best, most gentle, most intelligent dog we ever had. She was our baby and it has taken a long time for us to want another dog. Thanks for the comment.


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