Lately I have been thinking a lot about Audry - she was my first true love Bulldog - I got her by myself after I moved out. She was a rescue and I had four wonderful years with her. She came to the shop with me, just like Peyton does.
She died suddenly on July 25th, 2013, in my arms at the doll shop of a heart attack. It was one of the saddest, most precious moments of my life. My family and friends on Facebook really helped me through that time. I still have all of the sympathy cards on my desk. They meant to much and still do!
Four months later, I opened my heart and doll shop to Peyton. It was like getting a puppy.
It's amazing how DIFFERENT the dogs are. They are nothing alike. Audry was overweight, sweet, emotionally self supporting, and very wise. She didn't care about the small stuff and nothing really interested her. I loved that about her. She basically didn't give a f*ck. She didn't like any other animals and was content sitting in the grass, watching the world. Peyton is lean (almost underweight yet she eats like a wolverine!), wild, inquisitive, playful, and extremely needy and insecure. They are polar opposites - yet both were puppy mill rescues. Peyton is 100% more work than Audry.
Peyton had to stay home today because she was so disruptive yesterday and she needed a time out. I am missing them both. Today, I am grateful for furry blessings. They are HARD work but so worth it.
Happy Friday Friends!