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Old December 27th, 2016, 08:40 PM
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I Have A Secret

Back in October, my sweet old girl Echo passed away. She was 15 years old and I am still heartbroken over the loss of her. I've been really missing not just my dear old friend, but just having a dog in the house. It feels so empty not having the clickety clack of paws in the kitchen, no one to greet me at the door when I come home, well, you know how it is. So I've been spending a lot of time down at our local shelter, just hanging out with the dogs, petting the cats and bunnies and the guinea pigs they have there. I was talking to the lady who runs the place and mentioned that I was ready to adopt and is there a wait list for if any puppies come in. Well, it turns out that a little dog that she is boarding at her house just gave birth to a litter on Christmas day, so she is going to send me pictures and I can choose one! It's a secret because I want to surprise my family and they won't be ready till February anyway. But I just wanted to tell someone
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Old December 27th, 2016, 10:31 PM
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That's awesome news, Silverwind! I'm so happy for you! Please keep us posted (and share pics! )
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Old December 27th, 2016, 11:21 PM
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That is a great secret and I promise not to tell your family ! I also can't wait to see photos of your new . Do you know what breed the parents are?
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Old December 28th, 2016, 11:59 PM
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I'm excited too. Still waiting for pics, but I'll share as soon as I get them The mother is a pug mix, father is unknown. I think this is meant to be because my husband has always wanted a pug. It's hard not saying anything!
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Old December 29th, 2016, 09:26 AM
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What a lovely secret to have!
Wishing you lots of happiness and fun when you bring your secret puppy home
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Old December 29th, 2016, 09:40 AM
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That's great. You can visit and help influence the wee things too, with some early training. Boy, if you continue to visit it will be even harder to keep quiet.
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Old December 29th, 2016, 12:59 PM
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I don't think I could keep a secret about new puppy very long! I would dying to tell my family .

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Old December 30th, 2016, 12:25 PM
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Me, too, Barkingdog! That would be pretty hard! I get too chatty when I get excited!
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Old January 3rd, 2017, 11:15 PM
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I'm still keeping the secret- except I told my husband because it felt wrong to keep it secret from him. I'm still waiting on pictures but later in the week I might ask if I can come and see the puppies and take a picture myself
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Old January 4th, 2017, 01:00 PM
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Yay! Is your husband pretty excited, too? I hope you get a chance to see the pups next week
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Old January 4th, 2017, 08:22 PM
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How exciting! What could be better to help heal the loss of a dear friend
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Old January 5th, 2017, 12:56 AM
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What a lucky little dog!!! He/she is loved already! Bless you
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Old February 9th, 2017, 01:58 AM
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Old February 9th, 2017, 10:42 AM
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Oh, she's adorable!!! Look at that sweet face and that little tongue!!
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Old February 9th, 2017, 01:18 PM
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She sure is adorable, what is her name and what bred is she?
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Old February 9th, 2017, 03:54 PM
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Adorable puppy! Congratulations
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Old February 10th, 2017, 10:23 AM
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awww man sooo cute. way to go sw!
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Old February 12th, 2017, 01:41 PM
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We still don't have a name for her yet I am thinking maybe Smudge, or Lucy?? But I'm going to give the kids a chance to make suggestions when we get her home. Her mother is half pug half something else, and father is unknown. Name suggestions welcome
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Old February 12th, 2017, 03:56 PM
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Smudge is a cute name! Can they estimate how big she might get to be?
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Old February 12th, 2017, 09:57 PM
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Not really, since they have no idea what breed(s) the father might have been. But she's a pug mix so I imagine small/med.
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Old February 18th, 2017, 11:16 PM
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Here she is! We brought her home Wednesday. My kids adore her! My 14 year old cried when she saw her We have decided to name her Betsy- the name my 6 year old suggested. As I type this, Betsy is sleeping in my arms
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Old February 19th, 2017, 09:10 AM
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Oh! SO CUTE. Oh my, so cute. She'll never learn to walk properly, she'll be up in someone's arms being cuddled the whole time. Kidding. SO CUTE.
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Old February 19th, 2017, 10:14 AM
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Oh! Oh! Oh! So adorable!! I like the name--it suits her!

Has Lily forgiven you, yet?
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Old February 19th, 2017, 05:18 PM
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I think you may be right Longblades...She is sweet and almost always in someones arms! Lily loves me again, she's been snuggly, and hasn't eaten the baby so...in other news, I think another heat is coming already!
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Hello Silverwind:

What a beautiful little puppy. Looks like you came up with a real gem. I'm glad the young people had the honour of naming her Betsy.

Also glad to hear that Lily has had a change of heart and you're in her good books again.

A little surprised that you think she may be coming into heat again so soon.
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Old February 20th, 2017, 09:16 PM
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Aww congrats she's adorable!
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Old February 27th, 2017, 06:31 PM
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Hello Silverwind:

What a beautiful little puppy. Looks like you came up with a real gem. I'm glad the young people had the honour of naming her Betsy.

Also glad to hear that Lily has had a change of heart and you're in her good books again.

A little surprised that you think she may be coming into heat again so soon.
Yes it was definitely heat. She;s still in it. At the vet today, they told me that some cats can go as little as 24 hrs between heats! She is set to be spayed on Friday.
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