I confess…I love my dog like I would my firstborn child. Really, it’s healthy. I assure you.
I’ve documented this puppy’s life so well that he has more milestones than I do on Facebook. Haha. I kid (OK, maybe not).
I will leave the story of what led up to getting a dog to my husband (future guest post, hint hint). All my childhood I wanted nothing more than to have a dog. We lived on the 6th floor of an apartment building in NYC, so this was out of the question until I was out on my own. 25 freaking years I had to wait.
When I read on Craigslist (yes, because my broke ass couldn’t even afford an adoption fee at the local shelter) that there was a chocolate Maltese up for adoption I was intrigued. Maltese are white so this brown one must have been a designer pup, right? Like getting Louis Vuitton for a steal? $50? I was beside myself. That meant I still had money “leftover” for a vet visit and all the puppy supplies we needed! I didn’t care that he was 13 weeks old. He could have been 60 weeks old and I would have been over the moon!
The lady even sent me pics of his parents because they were up for adoption, too. Her neighbors foreclosed and could not take “puppy’s” parents with them. Little did the lady know that she was introducing a pregnant dog to her household with 4 other dogs. She had 11 dogs when the puppies were born so she had to do something fast.
Enter: “Puppy” with his two parents.
|Left to right: dad, “puppy,” and mom|
Seriously, how could I pass him up? I couldn’t believe he was the LAST of his litter. I got my own little discount puppy like Jenny from Marley. I rushed from work and drove 2 hours to pick up my treasure.
|I sang “Hush little baby don’t say a word” the whole ride.|
And held him as he was crying the whole ride home. The lady told me her daughter tried to sabotage the adoption the night before by giving “Puppy” a haircut. I think her daughter’s name was Edward Scissorhands. I loved him even more.
I wanted a “chocolate” name for my puppy, and we settled on Chip. My little chocolate Chip.
Ripped up tissues? Check. Ripped up paper towels? Check. Ripped up teacher training homework? Check check. Oh yes, dogs really do eat your homework but when you’re an adult you have to do it all over again.
|First victims: my favorite teacher shoes and comfy flip flops. Extra kisses for Chip.|
Who loves her dog enough to take glamour shots of him? This gurl right here.
|Chip at Fells Point, MD. photo credits: Evolution Image|
Chip was just groomed yesterday for the first time (professionally). I am the facetious dog mother who even e-mails the dog groomer what I want him to look like. (FYI, in the collage above, yours truly groomed him.) I wanted him to look like what he did as a 6 month puppy. In other words, after his hair grew back in from Edward Scissorhands.
I loooooooooove my baby boy. Chip. Chippy. Chippus Maximus. Sir Reginald Chippus Maximus.
My pride and joy.
Am I alone in this obsession?
Linking up with:
Rachel Silski says
I am nuts over my pitbull/labs! They are my little kids too! I take more pics of them than I do myself or the hubs!
Not alone!!! I have more pictures of my sweet Sophie than of my friends on my computer. She is my child :)
SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph says
My two pugs are my furry loves. They are definitely my children.
Brittany Sommer says
We are absolutely head over heels for out Chocolate Labble! We treat her like a person, lol. We even call her our dogter and when she does something bad, she is still just so cute that it’s hard to stay mad at her, lol.
You are not alone! I too wanted a puppy of my own my whole life and about 3 days after we got married I finally talked my husband into it. He’s my little baby and he definitely gets spoiled by my family like he is one. Your dog is so adorable, he looks like a little toy ;)
ifs ands Butts says
Oh my gosh Chip is so freaking adorable, what a great combination – a chocolate maltese, I just love him!
Catalyn H says
Thanks for linking up! I am in love with Mcmuffin. I love him so much I want to put his head in my mouth.
Nadine Mathews says
Chip is just too cute! You are not alone, I am dog obsessed as well. Both of my babies have made numerous photo bombs on my blog, Facebook page, random text messages to friends…anyone who will look at them. One of my babies is a maltipoo, so I know Chip probably has an amazing personality because my little Mac is crazy :)
Veronica Lee Burns says
SO sweet! I feel the same way!
Summer Wheatley says
Oh my goodness! He is TOOO Cute! I am not an animal person, but he is adorable!!
Hah, those are great pics! What a cute pup! I can totally relate to the eaten shoes too. My dog ate through a few as a pup as well, even a pair of boots that I had bought online and weren’t even paid for yet!
OMG! Your puppy is the cutest ever!! If I thought my puppy would get along with a smaller puppy than him, I would begin a search for my own chocolate maltese… since I have been thinking of getting my puppy a brother or sister. :)
Anestazia @ Eccentric Delirium