Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Because I Can hardly Contain My Joy

Meet Joy, the Maltese puppy.


In this picture she is only 2.5 weeks old. She's older now, but this is the most recent picture we have of her.

She will be coming to live with us on Christmas Eve...

As a surprise gift to The Girl.

I am so excited about this new addition to the family that I have had trouble sleeping at night. Which is just as well since I will probably be spending the next 6 months getting up to take her outside in the middle of the cold Carolina nights.

Last night, my friend K2 and I, went Christmas shopping to find all the assorted puppy items that one needs: a crate, puppy toys, dog dishes, puppy shampoo, a collar and a leash.

I was on an all-out hunt for a pink collar and leash. 

More ashamedly, a pink collar and leash that I plan to tastefully bedazzle with some beautiful rhinestones. 

Yes, I own a Bedazzler.

I am also in the process of sewing up a puppy bed, and matching little girl/doggy capes. Pictures to come.

Y'all, I may have lost my mind. 

But it's sure is fun!

20 comments:

jen said...

Oh! What I want are the pics of The Girl at the moment of delivery! So exciting!

Allison said...

Oh, how precious! I gave my hubby our dog on Christmas 2002!

Kelly said...

Who can resist a puppy! What a sweet surprise for your daughter!

Tanya said...

that's so much fun!! I would love to get a puppy, but everytime I think about it, my husband reminds me how I swore never to potty-train two creatures at once. Yes, I am still potty-training "the boy." Going on six months here!! *sigh* Have fun with your bedazzler. :)

Michele said...

She is PRECIOUS! I am so excited for you. You won't believe this, but we have been looking into doing the same for our children. My husband spends most of his free time on the Internet looking for the perfect one for our family. Shhh! It's a secret though. However, ours is not written in stone yet. I am so excited for y'all. Can't wait to hear more about your new addition. Hopefully we will be putting a deposit on one very soon, and you can I can share doggy stories:)

Tiffani said...

What a FUN surprise...that is truly going to be priceless and best of luck with all the projects and hunts for Puppy Surprise!!

Can't wait to see more pics!

Woman Interrupted said...

She's a cutie! I'll be praying for ya...the cuter they are the more work.

meh said...

Hee-hee-heee!!!!! What a handful you are going to have!! By the way, did you clear this through Kona? You may need to talk to the Dog Whisperer about how she can best be prepared for little "sister" horning in on the affection.

Lindsay said...

oooo yay!! What a great gift!!! I am so excited for you guys! Can't wait to see the pictures of her when you give her to your daughter!

Darcie said...

Aw.

Okay, okay. In spite of not having much of an affinity to dogs, I must admit that your new little addition is pretty darn irresistible. The girl will be so thrilled on Christmas Eve!

Lisa said...

What a sweet little baby! Congrats! I am cracking up at the wardrobe this little thing will have and CAN'T wait to see photos!!

C D said...

I remember the morning I got my puppy -- I was 8, and the puppy was so fat it couldn't get up the stairs, and me (being the non-morning person that I am) had to woken up by mom bringing the puppy upstairs to lick my face awake :D

I'm so excited for you and the girl... can't wait to see the piccies!!!

Kathy said...

OMGoodness but isn't she the most adorable! How fun - can't wait to see more pics of her

Heather said...

How precious! This is very exciting.

LJ said...

We are looking for a dog right now and we are considering one like yours! She is so cute. The Girl will be thrilled.

Melissa said...

Oh, she's so cute!! There is nothing wrong with a little bedazzeling. I'm trying to remember all of my grammar rules but I just can't figure out how to spell bedazzeling. :)

Melissa Lester said...

Hi, Kelly! I'm so glad you stopped by today. I'm always so glad to see your avatar in my comments section! I have enjoyed catching up on your blog a bit this morning. And the puppy ... oh, the sweetness! We had a cat that disappeared a few years ago, and with the fourth baby on the way, I didn't feel we could get another one. But now that the baby is a little girl, I'm starting to want another. And yesterday in our preschool parking lot I saw a cat from a distance that I followed around to see if it just might be our long lost Tigger. I'm thinking we might need a surprise of the furry kind under our tree as well!

Janel@Dandelion Dayz said...

Oh. My. Goodness. I love her. She makes my heart just smile. I can't wait until she is in your home!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oh wow, I think my heart just melted into a little puddle when I saw this sweet face! Who can resist that??? Beautiful, Kellie.

Rae said...

She is amazingly cute and so sweet looking! My girls would be overjoyed! I'm sure your Girl will be as well!!