IOur puppies Dolly and BelleOur extended family consists of two dogs. They both bring us lots of love and joy. While I was growing up we had all kinds of animals from cats, dogs, birds, snakes, horses, ducks, chickens, hamsters, guinea pigs, chickens, rabbits, hermit crabs, mice, rats, and even Iguana’s. I love al kinds of animals, but my favorites are cats and dogs. I’ve had so many dogs and cats, so many litters of kittens and puppies, that I can’t even remember them all. Below are the bios for our wonderful puppies that are our family and fill our lives with love. Granted they are both older, but they are, and will always be, my puppies. 🙂


One of our puppies, Dolly. Dolly is such a sweety. She is a 12-13 year old Shitzu/Poodle mix. She is about 16 lbs and is the most loving and sweet dog. We rescued her from a placed called Planet Pets who rescues dogs and cats from local shelters, make sure they are cleared medically , and then put them up for adoption. When they rescued Dolly from the shelter she had a severe broken right leg. They thought they wee going to have to amputate it, but they performed two surgeries and she was able to be adopted, by us! They had put two pins in her knee and eventually had one removed because it moved and was causing her pain. The other one, probably won’t have to because it seems to be in-bedded in the bone. Poor thing.

She is doing really good with the leg, but sometimes she limps if she gets overstimulated or it’s really cold. Other than that she is a great dog. She knows how to sit, lay down, rollover, leave it, do circles and shake.  I love that she follows me around, and loves to give kisses. She is the first dog that every freely kissed me without prompting, first one that will fetch and actually bring the toy or stick back to me. Granted, she doesn’t want to give it back all the time, but that’s another issue, lol. She is a really happy and well adjusted dog.

One of our puppies, Dolly. The shelter doesn’t know where she came from, but I think she was in a good home and must have gotten out. She wasn’t a stray for very long. Our vet thinks she was probably dropped off at the shelter because the owners couldn’t afford to fix her poor leg. Maybe so, either way, we are thrilled to have her!

A Friend

We took her on our first road trip with us to Durango, CO. We rode the Durango-Silverton Railroad while we were there and put her in Doggie Day Care for the day. She had a blast playing with a little Jack Russel Terrier. She is very active and energetic but that night she was wiped. Reminded us of another poodle we had named Mocha when we took her to Dog Beach in San Diego. 🙂 We are very happy we were able to save her and give her a good home, but that trip made us realize that she needed a friend. The search began and we found her a friend with the addition of Belle.


One of our puppies, Belle.Belle is a 12 year old black and white Shitzu. She is a little smaller then Dolly, about 13 lbs, but they are evenly matched. They love to play all the time. We also rescued her from a local rescue here in the Denver area. We took Dolly with us to see how they would get along, and it was instant friendship. They acted like they were friends that hadn’t seen each other in a long tine. They are so fumy to watch. Since she is mostly black on top and Dolly is mostly white, they look like a chocolate chip rolling around. They just crack my up.

One of our puppies, Belle.Her fosters parents said she didn’t bark or kiss much, but she kisses me all the time. At first she was a little shy, but now she is fine. I think she was probably not sure if she was going to be shuffled around again or not. She loves carrots,  going for rides and walks, and playing out in the backyard. This makes is real fun when we have a huge snow storm, lol.  She follows me around all the time and sleeps under my desk when I am working at home. Her favorite trick is to stand on her hind legs and turn around in circles. She will do this for a long time if I have a treat in my hand. She is such a sweetie and so glad she is a part of our family.

Our puppies Dolly and BelleWe love our puppies and they definitely bring us a lot of joy and happiness. We often take them on road trips and they like to explore. Not as much as when they were younger, but the still enjoy it quite a bit. Just like kids, I wish I could have kept them as puppies, lol. Either way, they are the kids we never had. Hope you enjoyed reading about our puppies.


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