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I am the proud mom to 6 kids: Natasha, 24, Nikolai, 20, Reese, 20, Maylee, 14, Erik, 10 and Violet, 7. The kids come from Russia, Ukraine and China; I'm so proud of my family sometimes I think I'll burst and I needed an outlet for it - so I've created this weblog. :o)
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
If I can't have a real daughter, I want a dog daughter.

Now, don't get me wrong: I have a real human daughter, but she just doesn't like any of us anymore and won't have anything to do with any of us. And I have a dog daughter, but though I'm the one who picked her out, bought her, trained her, got up twice every night to let her go potty when she was a baby, taught her every trick in the book and bought all of her dresses for her, she STILL loves her daddy the best. I want to adopt ONE MORE child - a girl - but Mark votes no.

SO! Mark got tired of all of my whining, I guess, because he bought me a new puppy!! We've been researching breeds for a LONG time, now (one of my favorite things!) and decided that the best breed for us would be a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel . We looked at tons of websites (can websites be measured by the ton?) and Mark found a breeder that he really liked, called Double K Cavaliers . He spoke to the "mom" of the dogs and felt comfortable enough around her to decide to buy one of her pups when they came available! He picked out "Emily", and here she is!!

I believe she was a day old when this (above) was taken. Can you say PRECIOUS?!?!?!

A side view. Look at her precious little red nose!!

This one is Mark's very favorite! Poor little thing looks terrified to have left her nest with her mama and brothers and sisters!! Can't you just hear her crying...?!? I'm thinking that she was a week old when this was taken...

This picture cracks me up! See the pup that's still feeding? That's Emily!! All the other pups are done eating and she's still going for it - she'll fit in perfectly around here!! LOL

And here she is at 2 weeks old!
Look how she's filling out! And her red nose is filling in. Doesn't she look SOFT?!?! Oh, how I WISH I could snuggle with her!!

Look what a CHUNK she is!!

She's got a really cool birthday, too: 2/10/2010.

I'm sure I'll be putting up new pictures as the breeder sends them to me!


Any ideas on names? Right now, my favorite is "Mary" (I know too many dogs named "Emily", though I love that name!). Help!!

Lilypie - Personal pictureLilypie Waiting to Adopt tickers


Amy L said...

Ooooooh, she's cute! Kinda looks like a little guinea pig from the back. I say that LOVINGLY because I absolutely LOVE guinea pigs and because she is just so little!!! She IS a little princess! I like the name Mary. I also like the name Molly.:)When do you get to bring her home?

Anonymous said...

And - don't you just love PUPPY BREATH? You'd have to LOVE dogs to love that one. But - she looks like a Rheba to me... LOL kidding.. Whatever Missy picks out is fine with me... :)

NDMom said...


Congrats on your new daughter! She reminds me of my puppy I got when I was a little girl....a Brittany Spaniel named Spot! Ha Ha Like the name "Mary" much better.

Are you nesting yet? :)

Mom/Jane/Gram said...

What a cutie pie!!! I wanna puppy too!! eh! I personally like the name Jane but that's not going to happen!! ;o) Mary is cute too! Or how about Susie!? Can't wait to see her!!

June Berger said...

Awwww, how cute! Our puppy is getting big quick! She's such a good girl! She is totlly potty trained at 4 months old! Not to say she may not have an occassional accident, but I think the last one was last week, pretty good I think :o) . We named her Maggie, she's an all black terrior/poodle mix, more terrior/terror! She looks kind of like a Scottish terrior, so we looked up "dog names" on the internet, then looked up Scottish dog names, we had several we liked, but decided on Maggie because our two kids with DS can say the "M" sound and the hard "G" sound ;o) .

soontobemomof9 said...

I LOVE Cavaliers! :) What fun! :)

I vote Mary Jane, or Mary Lou. Don't you think a tiny dog deserves two names? :)

denisefromcocoa said...

Missy she is soooo cute. I love your blog what a sharp family. Denise

Milena said...

Such a little cutie! So sweet! I think I join in with Amy and vote for Molly!

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