Tonight, I’d like to introduce you to some very important members of our family who we love very much: Rocky, Daisy, and Watson.
Our oldest, Rocky (above), came at a time when the Mrs. was dealing with separation anxiety and empty nest syndrome. A friend of mine at work suggested that we get a Yorkie. So, me being me, while we were driving around after church, noticed a sign about a nearby dog convention and pointed it out. Of course, we had to stop in after that.
We came across a litter of Yorkie puppies and all it took was one look at that cute little faced puppy and she was smitten. Rocky, being a pure bread, didn’t come cheaply, but it was worth it to have the Mrs. happy. That was eleven years ago now.
Because we were dealing with the empty nest, we thought it might be great to breed Rocky and have puppies (bad idea now that I look back at it). So, we looked into finding him a mate. After contacting the same breeder and a short trip to Oklahoma, it was all over. We came home with, what we thought would be, his new mate and named her Daisy.
At that time, we still had our older girl who was the kid’s dog before we’d met, named Joey. She was a Pekingese and getting older, and crankier. She let both Rocky ad Daisy know right away who was boss!
Unfortunately, shortly after getting Daisy, we learned that Rocky had inherited a floating kneecap which could greatly hinder our ability to sell any puppies. So, after much thought, we had them both fixed. We still had two wonderful new little babies though.
Only a few years later, Joey suffered an eye infection that we couldn’t overcome with medicine, so we had to say goodbye. She lived over twelve years and had a full life. We were left with the two babies to take care of.
My step-daughter worked at a pet store around that time, so we would often come by to visit. On one of those visits, there was the cutest little puppy micro Schnauzer there. He was all white and loved to cuddle. The Mrs. fell in love at first sight! We didn’t get him because he was very expensive ($1,400). SO, not happening.
As life turns out, that little Schnauzer was purchased by a friend of the family who decided later that they couldn’t keep him. They asked us if we’d like to have him. Once again, the Mrs. being the Mrs., all she had to do is look at me with those eyes and I knew it was happening. I did try to say no for at least a few hours though…
Just a few days later we welcomed Watson to our home. He had been kept inside his whole life, so when he came to our home, we put him outside to play. He went nuts! He was so happy. From that day forward, he was our baby.
Today, we still have the three ‘amigo’s’ and love love love them! Granted, they are a lot of work, and they do make it difficult to travel at times (thank the Lord for our good friends who like to trade dog sitting duties).
Daisy is protective, loving, and a Daddy’s girl. Rocky is getting older now but is still sweet. He is the runt of the group and tends to be more independent. Watson is playful, cuddly (he loves to snuggle up into your ear and make little noises), and extremely jealous at times.
If you have babies (dogs) like us, you’ll understand how they become part of the family. We’re blessed to share life with them and to be able to give them a loving home. I wanted to introduce you to them as they’re with us 24/7 and a huge part of our daily lives.
So, tonight, here’s to all those wonderful doggy babies out there who help protect us, bless us with unconditional love, stay by our side, snuggle when we’re down, and keep us company; even after the kids move onto other places.
Wishing you all a blessed week my friends!