Thursday, October 24, 2013

Meet Zero

Many of you know that we had to put our oldest dog down not that long ago. It was one of the hardest things we have ever had to do. She lived an amazing 14 years and I still find myself calling after her some days. After going through that and still having another dog at home, I swore I could never go through that pain again. There was just no way I was going to ever get another pet again. I was done.

Well almost 2 weeks ago while homecoming shopping with my girls I walked into the pet store. 1st off let me just say, I am no fan of pet stores. The whole pet mill thing just infuriates me! I prefer getting my pet through the pet adoption method. But none the less I found myself walking into the store and seeing the cutest/ugliest little puppy I had ever seen. I wanted to save the puppy and bring it home with me. I was so close. John stood his ground. I'm so glad he did, what a moment of weakness. Not proud.

Of course I posted a pic of the pup on Instagram, and through the power of the internet we ended up getting a cute pup the very next day! I still wasn't sure, I said OK let's go look at the pup when I got the call. Then I saw the pup and it wasn't an instant bond, but somehow in the next half hour it happened. He licked my nose and the rest is history.

Zero is so happy at the thought of meeting his new family!

I have spent the last week and a half chasing, cuddling and training our new pup and of course posting pic after pic on my Instagram. We named him Zero, he stole my heart. I miss him when I am not with him. My heart swells when I see him. It is the craziest thing. I go to do my nails or do a blog post and rather just spend my time cuddling with this little fur monster instead. So while he lays next to me sleeping, I am posting some pics here. I posted all these on Instagram, so if you don't follow us there, you get to see him now. Hopefully this gets my blog juices flowing again!

Sleeping like the little angel that he is

Playing at the compound

Snuggling up next to a stuffed dog my daughter put in his kennel

Learning how to pose for the camera

Learning to paddle board and a bonus photo bomb by John

Learning how to sit for an OOTD pic

Sharing a mid afternoon cuddle

Dreaming of the Red Sox winning the World Series
I mean, seriously! Does it get any more adorable than this?


  1. what kind of dog is zero? my mom just rescued a little guy that looks a lot like him and we have no idea what he is :)

    1. He's a long haired Chihuahua. I never heard of this type of Chihuahua before. But he looks like a mini German Shepard to me. He's so tiny. But I love that I can take him with me when I travel. No kennel for him! YAY!

  2. Awww! He's so adorable. Teeny-tiny and those ears! I'm glad that you found a new furry friend to help fill the doggy shaped hole in your heart. :)

  3. He's just sooo precious!! I've been admiring him on IG, but I didn't know about the dog you lost - I'm so sorry. :(

  4. Maria he is so cute! Ever since you posted the first pic of him on Instagram he stole my heart too and I've been trying to convince the hubby to let me go and find another puppy to adopt but the hubby says I've rescued enough animals for now. He says our house is full. One day I will prevail and get to rescue another! I even tried to bring home a sweet stray that hangs around the gas station we always go to but the hubby held firm. So for now I will just enjoy all the pics you post of Zero! :)

  5. Oh man, he is stinkin' cute!!! I would have to play with him all day - nothing would get done lol.

    Also, love your hair! Really cute & suits you well.