I have to say I do believe we have the funniest little dog there ever was.
Something you may not know about me is that I dreamed of having a Yorkshire Terrier from the first time I ever saw one. I don’t know if it was their tiny size, their silky silver hair, the fact that they don’t shed or something else, but I was hooked. I spent many years really truly believing that I would never have one because they’re a little bit costly, so I would just gaze at them from afar when I’d see one while trying to contain my envy.
So, you can imagine my disbelief and excitement when some friends of ours in Thailand asked us to dog sit their yorkie and a friend’s yorkie for a couple of weeks right before we were about to head back to the states. What luck!
At the point that the husband and I decided we would return to the states instead of staying a second year in Thailand, we started talking about getting a dog. We’re both dog lovers, and we felt that it was time for us to take on a little more responsibility, a third member of the family if you will. During our long talks about what kind of dog we would get, we discussed all kinds of different breeds, and it didn’t take long for me to win the husband over to Yorkies as well. With one stipulation that is. I had to promise to never, ever, ever…..put a bow in its hair.
While I wasn’t happy about his aversion to bows, obviously it was an easy deal to make. And so it was decided…a yorkie it would be.
Needless to say, going into our dog sitting days we were so excited because not only would we get to hang out with two yorkies, but we’d also get a taste of what it would be like to become yorkie parents.
Over those two weeks, we fell absolutely in love with Mocha and Lilly.
They were the sweetest, cutest dogs I’d ever met. They’d follow anywhere we went in the house, and they always wanted to be as close to us as possible. They were well behaved, they didn’t shed and again, they always wanted to be as close to us as possible. How sweet is that?
I think we were back in Oklahoma for about a month at most before we started the search.
And then we found her.
She was the one that wanted to lay in the corner, liquid brown eyes staring, too shy to come over and play, but sweet as pie if you picked her up and cuddled her. Her mom told us that she was holding out on selling her because she wanted to make sure she went to a home that would show her an abundant amount of love and attention. She was special.
We were sold.
That same sweet little Olive did the funniest thing yesterday. Like Mocha and Lilly, she never wants to leave our side when we’re at home. But now she’s taken it to a whole new level.
I was working at the computer in our office when she trotted in from the living room and hopped up onto my lap. Just like I always do I started scratching her back and rubbing her little ears. And then without warning, she stood up, turned toward the computer and jumped up onto the computer desk. It was the strangest thing she’s ever done. I just sat there laughing at her, and within the next several minutes she went from this:
I may be like one of those parents who thinks everything their kid does is SO cute, but seriously? Does it get cuter than this?
She spent about the next hour assuming all kinds of different positions on all different parts of the desk, dozing off and on as I worked away.
She has brought so much fun, happiness and love into our lives in the last two years…and I honestly can’t imagine our lives without her.
Are you a dog person? If so, what kind of dog do you have? Does he/she ever do something completely funny and out of character? Let’s talk dogs!
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