Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Let's Reminisce

Let's remember the days when Domino was a TINY little puppy! When she was just so cute and cuddly you could eat her up! When I could still pick her up and carry her around. With all that cuteness came alot of work. More work than she is today! With all that cuddly, eat you up stuff, came a pesty, curious little thing who couldn't be left alone for a second. The damage afterwards was just not worth it. She was either in our sight and reach, or in her crate. I was ready to find a new home on NUMEROUS occasions. Steve, the non-dog guy who grew up with cats and didn't want to entertain the notion of owning a dog, convinced me in the end, "this will be worth it". "She's a cute little thing, just give her some time. I'm noticing changes already!" Yip...he was a convert! It took us going away to Mammoth for the weekend for me to realize just how much I love this little doggie. On our 6 hour drive, Steve and I kept on saying "I wonder what she's doing now", or " I wonder if she misses us". We then started laughing at all the funny little things she does. Like when she knows she shouldn't have the shoes on the floor and bends down slowly, eyeing her prize, then eyeing us, then eyeing the prize and then realizing, this is far to much fun NOT to chew and then grabs it as fast as she can and runs off with it, tail wagging - almost like she's air-writing "V I C T O R Y" with it! Or the time she hangs over the couch and each time the phone rings and I answer, she tilts her head, frowns and lifts her ears, as if to ask "Who is it?" She has grown up so quickly and has really calmed down, especially for the "High energy" Dalmation breed that she is. She's fun to come home to, fun to walk every night and she has even introduced us to numerous neighbors! There's a whole community of dog owners who are there to support & encourage eachother on this journey. We realized that this has been such a great new dymanic for us and that it has taught us some responsiblity outside of the 2 of us. We have a schedule now and it's affirming to see how easily we've transitioned into a "parental role" if you will! We're planning on having kids SOMEDAY, but in the meantime, we're just enjoying our time together, with the company of a cute, cuddly, growing up fast little doggie called Domino.

Look how tiny she was!

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Blogger GingerStep said...

oh, such lovely pictures!! The bottom pic of you is gorgeous!

3:44 PM  
Blogger Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

I HAVE to have the dog... how much will it take for me to get your dalmation puppy??? Maybe she would like to visit Florida... hahaha... just came across your blog and was very interesting...

6:47 AM  
Blogger Flame Lilly said...

If you had asked me that 3 months ago, I would have said "Here...TAKE her!!!!" In fact, I would have paid YOU to have her!!! Hahaha!
Glad you have enjoyed reading the blog! Have a wonderful 4th!

1:24 PM  
Blogger pinknest said...

ohhhh, so adorable. i want to squish her face. my sister just got a new puppy, a puggle. i want to squish his face, too. in a good way.

8:55 PM  

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