Listen and Obey
- A dog that is more like a cat
- A dog that doesn't shed
that Teddy Bear pups are one of those new designer breeds. They are a cross between Shih Tzu and Bichon. These pups are known for their gentle personalities and hypoallergenic fur. I also found out that these guys come with a high price-tag.
send several emails to the Pure Bred Pups and they informed me that with a alpha female Rottie in the house, I should stick with a boy to avoid a confrontation. Male Teddy Bear dogs squat to pee, they don't spray. With this worry alleviated, I considered how best to approach my hubby - they had only one little male left who was three weeks old.
|Teddy Bear Pups - 3 weeks old|
I looked across at Tony thinking, "He said he didn't sleep well last night and he's been grumpy for the last few days. Now is not the time to ask him anything."
"Ask him," the voice persisted.
Having learned better than to argue with the Holy Spirit, I gave in, "Honey, do you have a few minutes, I'd like to talk to you about something."
"Sure." He shrugged.
I started thinking about our other conversations concerning getting a small pet for me. "Never mind. It's really not important." I said, reaching for his glass. "Let me get you some more soda before you go."
As I refilled his glass, I chided myself for thinking I even had a chance to get a little dog. But as I took my seat, I remembered how much I adored Bijou. As I sat across from my husband, I admitted why I suddenly wanted a pup. Sarah, my youngest was turning 11. She had informed me that she is a tweenie now and hugs and cuddles were for kids. I was loosing my little baby, my cuddle bug. Tears sprang to my eyes.
"Are you getting misty-eyed? Obviously it's not 'nothing,'" Tony insisted.
"Yes it is. I'm just being silly." I brushed a tear away. "I fell in love with Bobbi's little puppy and I've been emailing the breeder she got it from... and I know it's stupid, but I really, really wanted a puppy." I took a breath and charged on, "Sarah is getting older and doesn't even want to hug me anymore! And you hate small dogs and cats so I don't have anything to cuddle!" I hadn't meant to cry. It is just that time of the month when my emotions run rampant.
"I've seen your emails. Haven't you already ordered one?" He says accusingly.
"Honey, I would never do that without talking to your first," I insist, even though the though had crossed my mind.
"Oh," Tony sounds quite shocked. "Well how much do they cost?"
I drop the bomb about the big price tag, adding, "Remember, you completely forgot about my birthday, Valentine's Day, and our anniversary this year (see more about that here)... so if you divide it by three, it's not so bad."
Tony sighs, "If it means that much to you, order a puppy." After 18 years of marriage, Tony is still an old softy.
|Puppy at five weeks|
My girls are so excited to meet the new addition to the Hardy family. It will only be about 4 weeks before my new little baby arrives.
It continues to amaze me. The Holy Spirit always knows what I should do, weather or not I agree. My relationship with my husband wouldn't have survived without learning to listen to that small, quiet voice and doing what would seem to be the opposite of good sense more times than I can count.
|Puppy at five weeks|
Theo (short for Theodore, ie. Teddy)