New Year–New Puppy–New Adventures

Happy New Year to you all! With the beginning of the new year, there are always new adventures ahead. In my family, we began a new adventure two days before Christmas when we brought our new Shih Tzu puppy home.

I want to introduce you to Holly. Here she is the day we went to take a look at her when she was only six weeks old.

Holly at 6 weeks

Waiting two more weeks to bring her home seemed like a long time. I was amazed at how much she changed in those two weeks when we finally were able to bring her home. Look at that sweet face!

Holly at 8 weeks

It has been fourteen and a half years since I had to raise a puppy–Whew! I had forgotten how much work they are. It is like having a little toddler again. You need to watch her every second to make sure she doesn’t get into trouble! It is a good thing she is so cute!

She is already five pounds at nine weeks old and loves playing with her squeaky toys!

Holly with her “Baby”

I think my painting time may be cut short for a while…but she is worth it! We are in love!

Holly at 9 weeks

I hope you all have a blessed New Year with many new wonderful adventures!


14 Replies to “New Year–New Puppy–New Adventures”

    • Thank you Susan! I lost my Bailey boy in early November and cried nearly every day for over a month. She will never replace him but she brings my smile back! Happy New Year!

  1. Happy New Year to you Annie. Oh la la !! What a funny face this adventure has. Is it a noisy toy? If yes, courage !! And take care to your slippers, ah ah !!

    • Ha ha Laurence you are so right about the slippers–right now she thinks my socked feet are something to chase and grab–so I am teaching her the word no! Some of her toys are squeaky! She is definitely a “morning dog” with lots of energy. Currently, my time to get anything done is afternoon when she is napping! By evening she is worn out! Happy New Year to you!

  2. Happy New Year! She’s adorable – I’ll be sending you lots of patience with the puppy. Our dog never chewed on shoes as a pup, but she did/does get in the trash. She’s 90 lbs and still thinks she’s a lap dog. If you sit down on the ground, beware.

    • Thanks Robin. I am getting zero time to paint right now. But this, too, will pass as the potty training progresses. Wow! A ninety pound lap dog would definitely be a lap full! Happy New Year!

  3. Annie, I am no fortune teller, but I predict some paintings of Holly in your future! Happy New Year to you and yours!

    • Hi Barbara, you are probably right. But first I need to paint my sweet Corgi Bailey who I lost in November. He was 14 1/2 and such a sweet boy. Happy New year to you too!

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