Many of you know that my husband and I became parents again – and at our age too! No – it’s not a human baby, although we have raised two children and they now have homes of their own. No – this time we took on a puppy – and not just any puppy. A very special Bichon Frise puppy – all curly white, pink tummy and joyful bundle of happiness 🙂
We’ve been waiting since July for the day where we would go pick her up and drive her home. There have been a few twists and turns along the way – which made the waiting harder – but wait we did. Two weeks ago we went to visit and pick out just which special puppy would be “Daisy”. And at the right time where she was old enough to leave home – we took the journey to go and get her – this past Sunday.
Now I have not been the parent of a “baby” human or otherwise – in 20 years. So this was no easy task – I can assure you. And although she is very good – and really smart – she is still a baby and very needy – more for attention than anything. She does not like me out of her sight – so when she is “passed out” after eating, doing her business outside and playing hard – I have a few minutes to myself to shower, dress or anything else that needs doing without a puppy in tow.
Daisy is a sweet bundle of love. Well worth the inconvenience for a few nights of adjustment without the usual amount of sleep, to make sure she is comfortable and safe. And since Bichon’s prefer human company over anything else – she not only sleeps with us at night – but stretches out and takes up most of the bed too!
For those of you that have had a puppy – or a Bichon Frise dog of any age – I think you’ll agree that they are worth the effort and give lots of humorous moments, love and sweetness – all the while looking adorable and cuddly.
I’ve met many new friends online who also have one of these special dogs and have discovered a bond of friendship with them, sharing our love of puppies and experiences with them. And I’ve had countless support from many of my friends who have either a dog or cat – and think of them very much as their own children. The love and encouragement have been priceless over the past several months and I feel as if I look at things in a strange new way, like a whole new world has opened up to me.
And I think – what a creative God we have! He even cares about little puppies and made each of them with love and care – attention to detail that bring out a very special tugging at our heartstrings when we see them. Recently I saw a program about puppies. There is a chemical released in our brain when we are around a puppy – bringing out pure joy and happiness. How many have said they love “puppy breath” and wish they could bottle it? Me too. Yes – there’s something about a puppy.
Below is a picture of our little Miss “Daisy” and a video too.
You know the saying, “puppy dogs, rainbows and ice cream”? Well now I say it with new meaning and understanding. There’s nothing better than a puppy 🙂