Reunion Rainbow

As most children do, Nicole begged her parents for a puppy. It was all she ever thought about and the only thing she truly wanted for Christmas. It was December, 1997. This would be their first Christmas in the new house. Nicole was full of excitement and found it difficult to fall asleep Christmas Eve. She knew she had to though because she didn’t want Santa to skip her house. When morning finally broke she rushed to the Christmas tree to see her presents. Her parents knew the one thing she was anxiously looking for but they made her wait until all her other presents had been opened. As Nicole opened the last present under the tree you could see the disappointment in her eyes. She hadn’t gotten the puppy she wanted so badly. Then with great enthusiasm her parents announced they had one last surprise for her. A smile erupted on her face as the cutest puppy in the world wobbled into the room wearing a little red bow! Nicole screamed with excitement and scooped up the puppy and held her tight in her arms. Her parents looked at each other with obvious satisfaction at their daughter’s joy. It was a Christmas Nicole would never forget. http://heblewherakiss.com/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/img20140702214736-333zydkqiwq412otcfxa16.jpg http://heblewherakiss.com/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/phone-pics-050-333zyd76014joxg76udb7u.jpg http://heblewherakiss.com/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/img20140702214700-333zydp9d79at4foqb3xmy.jpg http://heblewherakiss.com/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/img20140702214626-333zydyb1sbod7xfi1h8ui.jpg Previous Image Next Image The Cocker Spaniel puppy, which they named Auggie, was the runt of the litter so she was small in stature but overflowing with personality. As adorable as she was, they still found her training quite challenging in regards to where Auggie chose to go to the bathroom. But they never gave up and she...

A Perfect Fit

Nona http://heblewherakiss.com/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/Nona 3-333zye7cqde1xbf69ruk22.jpg Nona Sleeping http://heblewherakiss.com/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/Nona 4-333zye7cqde1xbf69ruk22.jpg Nona and Chuck http://heblewherakiss.com/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/Nona 5-333zye7cqde1xbf69ruk22.jpg Nona With Her Bandanna http://heblewherakiss.com/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/Nona 6-333zye2tw2uv59oavwnwga.jpg Previous Image Next Image As many of you can relate, being a pet owner carries great responsibility, with both challenges and surprises. However, the payoff of companionship and unconditional love outweighs almost any sacrifices made along the way. Angie and her husband, Chuck, had the privilege of being “parents” to two sweet little Rat Terriers, Patches and Tana, for many years. Each had their own personality totally different from the other. And just as children have their moments, their “kids” had theirs, causing them to jokingly adopt the term “Rat Terrorists” when referring to the pair. After fourteen years as a happy little “family,” Angie and Chuck faced a terrible void. Their two four-legged children passed away about a year apart. It was with great sadness they had to say goodbye to such loyal companions. For some time, trying to replace Patches and Tana was the last thing on their minds. The couple also knew that having a pet oftentimes makes planning trips more difficult. So they decided it best to wait. After experiencing a year of no responsibility, so to speak, Angie had a moment of weakness and asked Chuck if they could look at adopting a dog. Angie, having such an affinity for helping others, wanted to rescue an orphan that needed a good home rather than seeking out a breeder. Chuck, being such a soft hearted individual, agreed so they went to a nearby kennel to check out what was available. They weren’t looking to acquire another terrier...