All in the Family


Shih Tzu

Christmas 2007. Our house flooded and we weren't going to do anything really, for the holiday. We couldn't afford to, for the most part. A few small gifts. Dinner with family. I even worked that night. Jason (my husband) told me he HAD been planning on getting a dog for me (because I had wanted one for so long), but because of the situation, had started to think that maybe that wasn't such a good idea. I agreed with him. But we talked about what kind we wanted if/when the chance arose. In the classifieds of the paper, a dog was for sale. A shih tzu in a neighboring town. My hubby, being the hopeless romantic that he can be when he really tries, went while I was at work, bought a tree, and this beautiful puppy (then known as "Fancy"). He set the tree up in the otherwise threadbare living room, moved a love seat next to it, and wrapped a red bow around the pup's neck. My surprise when I got home was complete. I couldn't have expected anything like it in my dreams. It truly was a wonderful Christmas. It didn't take long to discover that Fancy didn't really fit her as a name. Even in December, she loved to run around outside and DIG. My goodness, does she dig! She loves to travel. She loves to be anywhere, as long as I'm there too. Because of how happy she made us, of how happy she seemed to be, and well, frankly, because of the holiday, we renamed her Joy. And boy has she completely captured my heart. Hook, line, and sinker.

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Comments (11)
Jul 31, 2008 wolfgirl66
Hi Joy...You look like a cute little bundle of joy!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aug 3, 2008 BasiL
Great profile, great picture!
Sep 17, 2008 wolfgirl66
You are Lucky to have a romantic for a hubby! I hope that beautiful Joy, your hubby and yourself will have many years of love,trust,patience and the special magic of love.Please give lovely Joy lots of tummy rubs and treats for me! &# 13; &# 10; cs, fun,and joy!!!!!!
Oct 15, 2008 Muttley
toooooo cute and sweet, but then i might be a little bias. she's my grandpuppy.
Feb 10, 2010 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 3rd Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Feb 10, 2010 Heather
What a sweetie ... no wonder you fell in love with her. Happy BD treats & cuddles to Joy from Oscar.
Feb 10, 2010 Jose
Happy Birthday cutie!
Feb 10, 2011 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 4th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Feb 10, 2012 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 5th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Feb 10, 2013 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 6th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Feb 10, 2015 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 8th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
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