Saturday, February 27, 2010

Penny's 1st Pup-iversary!

Last year on Saturday, February 28th we brought home the 'baby of babies' -which by the way is her newest nickname... 

We had been looking to add to our little family and give Baxter a baby sister.  After months of receiving the cold shoulder from numerous rescues and shelters, we finally figured if we wanted another dog we would have to get a puppy. Then this little Princess stole our hearts...

Now, before you bash us, please understand we take Pet Rescue and Adoption seriously and are avided supporters AGAINST puppy mills and the inhumane treatment of ALL animals.  We faced a lot of difficulty of even being considered by multiple rescues (local and not so local) since we live in a townhome without a fenced yard.   Which I can understand is a concern, but when you look at the rest of our pet owner stats it's a little ridiculous.  Our dogs are walked 3x daily (and when I say walked, I mean walked anywhere from 1-2.5miles a day - not just a 'let outside to relieve themselves' walked... I see you neighbor, taking your dog to the mailbox... that's NOT A WALK!), they are never outside off leash -except for at the local dog park (which is completely fenced in), and our house is not a closet... nor a studio apartment, but a fairly spacious 2000sq ft 3story home -those stairs are exercise for me!... Anywho, not trying to win a contest here, but I suppose trying to avoid your potential breeder buying judgement.   Choices surrounding owning and raising dogs, like children, are personal decisions and you have make them based on what works for you, different strokes for different folks.


Ok, off my rant... Although I realize tomorrow is actually the little P's Pup-iversary there is something else to be celebrated then, so we will aww and giggle at her funny eared cuteness today...

Without further ado, here is our little nut throughout the year...

If you are currently thinking about adding a pet to your family, please consider adoption from a local shelter or rescue. If you prefer going the breeder or 'pure bred'  route please check your breeders references to make sure they reputable.  And lastly, goes without saying, never accept a pet from a breeder who will not show you your puppy's parents or current living conditions.

**Also if you'd like to learn more about the horror of puppy mills or what you can do to stop them, please visit the Main Line Animal Rescue website** 

13 comments:

  1. she is gorgeous!!! i have a boston named lola:) i stuck a picture of her at the end of this post on my blog...she looked funny and i just had to capture that face!

    http://southernbellesweettea.blogspot.com/2010/02/one-of-my-loves-is.html

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  2. Thanks SweetTea... Boston's are just the funniest little dogs. Penny is a runt in size, but the biggest lover ever, just wants to be in your lap 24/7!

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  3. SO CUTE! They are both adorable...congrats to your whole family:)

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  4. they are both sooo cute! :) i love dogs! happy birthday to your pup!

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  5. Such cute puppies! Hope she gets spoiled!

    On a side note, I totally understand your pain about adopting. I too tried to adopt a dog and they made it a nightmare. It didn't matter that I owned dogs or that I had a fenced in yard (heck I even had a dogie door installed), yet I was told that I wasn't fit to adopt. I understand wanting to make sure that their dogs go to a good home, but sometimes it's a little ridiculous.

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  6. What a precious pup and lovely girl she's grown into! Both of your dogs are adorable.

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  7. She is so cute , I love our two bostons especially by best bud Moe , I can always count on him to keep me company and make me laugh .

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  8. Thanks everyone!... and you can bet the little lover was super spoiled today :)


    TTAD - I'm sorry to hear you also had trouble with adoption. I really do understand their concerns, but I wish we were even just considered for an interview. We wouldn't even get looked at because of our housing sitch. It's really sad too, because soo many dogs out there need good homes!

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  9. Look at the face! Oh my goodness- what a cutie!

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  10. Happy puppiversary! I LOVE Bostons, I have 2 myself.

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  11. I love Penny! And Olivia wants to know if her and Penny can be friends. :D

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  12. Laura - Absolutely! As long as Olivia doesn't mind the inyourface love Penny likes to give :)

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  13. Ohhhh emm gee - SO CUTE! My beagle is a rescue, he's just a peach (except that he loathes other dogs with a flaming passtion).

    I grew up with Bostons - they are such wonderful dogs :)

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