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Before you say the before is way cuter, let me say… This little girl was a HOT dog… with the temperatures rising, she was miserable… and she had little knots under that fluff… So she got her first haircut today… I told the groomer… “shear her like a sheep” Soooo….

See still cute… and she feels like velvet!


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Dolce Diaries

 I decided along with my regular posts I would include The Dolce Diaries, this is just a daily diary in the life of Dolce… Enjoy~  

Dolce Diaries 

 Friday, Jan. 18, 2008                             

I first met my mom and Tanner at the Animal Hospital, where Mrs. Landreth brought me for a puppy check, lucky for me my Nama works there and knew my family was looking for a puppy just like me!  I checked out perfectly healthy at 6 lbs. 4 oz. and Mrs. Landreth took me back to her house, so my mom could go get puppy supplies.  I got a crate, blanket, pillow, toy octopus, a food and water dish, and puppy pads of course.  My mom came and got me with Chris at 3:00 and I loved Chris immediately, I gave him a hug and tried to lick his face off.  I got to ride home on his lap with a pink handmade quilt Mrs. Landreth gave me.  When we got to my house my mom insisted on bathing me.  I gotta tell ya, I loved that.  I can’t wait to bathe again.  I only had one accident, but other than that I used my puppy pads.  Don’t tell them, but I think I have this family wrapped around my little paw! 

Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008                             

I had a great first night; my mom says I never once made a peep!  I slept in my crate from 11:00pm to 7:45am.  My mom went with Nama to Petropolis and bought me a red velvet collar with a “diamond” heart, a pink shirt that says “Amore”, a Christmas dress (it was on clearance) and two pink bows!  Oh I love to wear my bows.  Then our friends Emilie, Tatum, and Luke came over with more presents, they bought me a Valentine bone, and Tatum gave my mom a little white stuffed dog, she even has a red collar (it looks just like me)!  I have done really well using my puppy pads, I am impressing my family.  They think I am wonderful! 

Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008                             

 I am such a sweet girl (at least that is what they keep telling me)… my mom follows me around with the camera.  When she downloads the pictures to the computer, I bark at myself.  My Nama came over this afternoon with a bag full of presents!  She bought me a black and white toile (my mom just loves toile) sling (they say it’s for “real” babies) but I say it was made for me!  Now I can ride along when my mom cleans.  Nama also bought me a feather boa collar with a bone charm, a pink fleece blanket, a stuffed giraffe, and peanut butter puppy cookies.  Am I loved or what? 

Monday, Jan 21, 2008                             

Today was fantastic!  I didn’t have any accidents and my dad was off!  I played with my toys and got to watch my dad rebuild the backyard fence.  I liked barking at his saw.  I learned that I am not scared of the vacuum, I LOVE it, I chase it and “talk” to it.  My mom says, that is good ‘cuz she LOVES to vacuum.

 Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008                             

 Today hasn’t been such a great day… (at least that’s what my mom says) Don’t get me wrong I am super happy and don’t seem phased at all.  Let’s just say in my defense, I have used the puppy pads, but I have used the tile most, and the carpet a couple times.  Oops…  This evening has been the best…  I got to have Tanner’s bath water, when he got out!  I tried to get in during his bath (I almost made it too) my mom ended up caving and drained the water down and I got in!  I’m not sure if bathing or drying is my favorite.  I do so love both.  My mom says I am so pretty and Chris loves the smell of my new cherry blossom shampoo.  It was the perfect way to end my pee pee day.

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Our Girl



Our little Dolce came to live with us on January 18th.  We are enjoying her so very much.  She has been so compliant.  The first thing I did upon walking in the door was give her a bath; those that know me (all subscribed to my blog) know I don’t like the smell of a dog.  She LOVED her bath. In fact later that night when it was Tanner’s bath time she wanted in!  Some background on Dolce pronounced dōl’chā~ We had been searching for a dog, or should I say my hubby has been, his only stipulation was it had to be solid white, I on the other hand needed to have a female, soft/fluffy like my cats small dog.  He then decided he liked the Maltese breed, or at least a mix with Maltese.  So I mentioned to my mom (who works for a veterinary office) if she knew of any breeders, (we had located a few all in the Bay area and all VERY expensive), to let us know.  So on Friday morning she calls me to say there was a woman (one of their good clients) in the office with a rescue female Maltese mix.  Tanner and I, along with the 5 month old I am currently caring for walked through our back yard gate.  You see, the veterinary office my mom works for, literally shares my backyard, so my Papa made us a walk through gate!  Anyway, we went in the office and there she was a solid white small Maltese mix.  What was she rescued from you ask…. A lady who was moving into a condo and couldn’t take her.  She is only 4 months old or less (did you know can tell that by their teeth)?  Her vet check showed she is perfectly healthy.  The woman who brought her in was going to keep her, but mentioned to my mom if she could find a family who wanted her she would give her to them since she already has a “baby” dog.  Long story short (too late) we wanted want her and really look at it as a gift from the Lord.   I mean come on what are the odds??  Anyway she has been PERFECT, she goes potty on her puppy pads, sleeps in a crate at night without a peep, let’s me put bows in hair, dress her in cute shirts, and LOVES to be on our lap!

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