Hi everyone, I think I’m finally ready to start blogging again. It’s been a hard, tough road these last weeks and still is but I’m feeling more ready to face things again.
Being without Buddy has been a horrible experience for me. I miss him everyday and still cry probably more than I should but who’s to say what’s really normal right? Instead of feeling any better I found I was feeling worse and focusing so much on all the things I missed without Buddy here. I would just walk around the house seeing him everywhere and wanting him back. So many people, including a lot of my extended family, said that getting another dog was the best medicine. Since nothing else was working and I felt I was falling deeper and deeper into a hole I may not pull out of, I jumped in and got a new puppy.
This is where Sammy will enter the picture at Peeking Between the Pages. I will treat all of you weekly with his growing up years and plenty of pictures. Sammy is a purebred Havanese and he’s 3 months and a week old as of yesterday and he’s quite the puppy. He’s completely full of it and of himself and he’s the biggest handful I’ve tackled in a while. I think I forgot what a puppy was like or it’s just that Sammy is one of those more active ones. He goes and goes – just like an energizer bunny and those teeth of his – yikes. He loves to bite and he loves to chew – anything and everything! This may sound strange but I asked Buddy to send me a puppy he would approve of and the next week I found Sammy. Sammy not only looks like Buddy did as a puppy (I did want a puppy that looked like Buddy), he also has many of his traits. They are so much alike which is weird being two very different breeds that it’s scary sometimes. It’s also very comforting to me.
Sammy is a great pup though. He loves to eat and that’s something that makes me so happy as those last months with Buddy were rough when he wouldn’t eat. He’s very playful and good natured – except for you know – the puppy stuff- getting into everything and biting and chewing whatever he can find including my hands on a regular basis. However I do know and was prepared for the puppy years so we’ll make it. It’s funny I’m not normally a patient person but when it comes to puppies I have a ton of patience.
I was also worried that I would get a new puppy and he’d love someone else in the house more than me. You know how that happens sometimes but thankfully I didn’t have to worry. I got Sammy at a breeder and when I walked in he was in a pen playing with his brother. He saw me and from that moment he was trying his darndest to get to me. I leaned in to pet him and his brother and he was practically crawling up my arm. Truth be told I noticed him right away when I came in the door. I picked him up and the rest is history. I was in love and from that moment on he was my puppy. He follows me everywhere and cries when he can’t see me. He sleeps in between my pillows on our bed and I’ll wake up to a puppy nose touching mine – it’s really so sweet. He loves to cuddle and have some part of us touching at night.
So while I miss Buddy and always will – he was my first and most precious baby – I know that Sammy also has a huge place in my heart already that will only get bigger as the years pass. He’s sweet, he loves me totally and he needs me. I needed that. Here are a bunch of pictures of Sammy below for you to enjoy. I hope you’ll all welcome him and come to love him as much as I already do.
I’m going to try to get back into blogging starting this week and get to visiting some blogs again. I really miss so many of you and knowing what’s going on in your lives. Again I’d love to thank so many of you for being there for me especially Heather for going that extra mile to try to cheer me up when I needed it – love ya my blogging friend! Thank you to Helen, Janel, Kathy, Bonnie, Carla, Nise, Wendy, Amy, Staci, Millenia, Mary, Fe and my Page Turner gal pals for always checking up on me and the cards – you all are awesome women and friends. I love and appreciate each one of you. Thank you…
Here’s Sammy… Oh and he loves winter as you can tell – I put his coat and booties on and he jumps in the snow – he loves it! Considering where we live and it’s winter 6 months out of the year, this is a very good thing.