She was brought into our lives on August 3, 2012. The day before we left for a 7 day cruise to Mexico and the Bahamas (which was a blast). She was really brought into our lives on August 11, 2012. A day before she turned 8 weeks old.
I had been looking through pets on petfinder.com and found this jewel (after about 5 other contenders). Her name was Princess and she was 1 of 8 puppies. There were only 3 left.
I emailed her picture to my parents and called my dad. He said to find out more about her parents. I called the rescue and talked to a very nice lady. She said she couldn't guarantee the breed of the puppy, but that she was so sweet. I didn't find out very much about her at that time. I filled out the adoption application, Just in case! I called dad back and told him that I couldn't find out much about the parents and he said ok well we will see. Or something along those lines.
I was so excited! This puppy looked exactly like my Lola Belle, minus the precious eyebrow my best friend had. I just kept looking at that one picture we had of her over and over.... and over.
I found the rescue on facebook and started looking back through their posts to try and find puppy pictures. On the phone the lady had told me their story. They pulled the mother from the humane society's euthanasia list the day of her euthanasia. The next day, June 12, she whelped 8 puppies. She was truly saved just for us.
Who on God's green earth wants to go on a 7 day vacation when you KNOW you have a puppy waiting on you to take her home?!?! Not me!! Somehow I did it and the week flew by. It was a blast but I was so glad to get home to get our puppy!
We made it home from our trip across the gulf waters and went to get our puppy from Columbus, GA. Over an hours drive.
And before I knew it... we were finally home.
She has definitely lifted all of our spirits and is the center of our household!
Everyone loves her and she loves all of us!
She sure is a feisty little thing!
And she loves her brothers! (Pictured with Latch)
We are loving this sweet girl! I have never seen a dog in this house allowed on so much furniture! She is going to live a good, good life on our farm! That's for sure!
So, has anyone figured out where her name came from yet? If you read my blog on Lola, then you might have figured it out.
My dad called Lola "PD", short for Poochie-Dottie... So we named her Dottie after Lola.
And you will NEVER believe this.
Dottie's mother's name..... is Lola.
Like I said, it was meant to be.