Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Along Came Polly...



For those of you who still believe in coincidence, I'd like to share a funny story.  Last Saturday Rich and I took the kids to a local pet shop to "look around".  They had no idea we were actually going to bring one home and wanting to surprise them, we decided to take them home and then tell them we were going back out to run some errands.  They had already fallen in love with a sweet little Schitzu-Bichon mixer of a pup with the cutest little face and we couldn't wait to go pick her up and bring her home.  Rich joked on the way that we might see someone in the parking lot with our puppy, but I said no way, this one was meant to be ours.

Rich dropped me off and parked the car.  I could hardly wait to get in the store and pick up my baby.  Imagine my shock when I saw another family holding her as if they were already claiming her.  My mouth dropped.  I stopped breathing for a second as I tried to comprehend what was happening.  Because you see, it wasn't just any family.  It was my sister's family.  Yes.  You heard me right.  My sister, her husband and my niece Allie were taking home Yolo (that's what we were naming her).  We exchanged a few uncomfortable laughs until reality set in and after what seemed like the longest and most awkward five minutes of my life, my sweet niece came over to me, tears in her eyes and said "Here, you take her.  She's yours."  How could I?  She wasn't really mine.  I hadn't bought her yet and unbeknownst to me, my sister had actually been to the store a few days earlier and picked out this precious pup.

And in that instant I knew that this was no coincidence.  God had put us both there at the exact same time.  He knew it would be a difficult choice and was putting our sisterly love to the test.  I know without a doubt that I could have come home with that puppy and my sister would have been okay with that.  I also knew that God was telling me there was another puppy out there that needed a good home.  And how wonderful that both puppies are still in the family?

In the end, Honey Boo-Boo went home with my sister and the next day we hopped in the car after church to another pet store and instantly fell in love with Paisley.  Only she didn't look like a Paisley.  She looked more like a Polly.  I call her my little Polly-wog.  She is adorbs. And she loves.to.play.

with Cole....


Only Cole is not so sure about this friendship just yet.

Hey Mom, look at my block tower!


Hey!



Why don't you go back in here?


But I'd rather play!  How 'bout a puzzle??


I can play with that too if you want...


Or that.


Look dog, I'm not in the mood.




I wanna play, I wanna play, I wanna play...



Why are you still here??


Aghhhhhh!!!!


 I have an idea...

Don't even think about it...


Maybe if I use my super-powers she'll go away.


Fine.  I see how it is.


Thanks for stopping by and have a puppylicious day!!
xoxo,
Kim

17 comments:

The Refeathered Roost said...

This is the sweetest post - from start to finish. The sweet sisterly sacrifice, the new adorable dog and your handsome little man. (He reminds me so much of my nephew...which means your son is a real cutie pie!) On a side note...love the rug and lampshade! Thanks for stopping by earlier!
melinda

Love Of Quilts said...

What a cute puppy you have. May take a while for them to play together.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Polly is adorable!!
Maybe Cole will enjoy paying with her more when it is warm enough for them to run and play outside together.

Stacey said...

How Cute!!!

I have to say, the coincidence of your sister and her family there with your dog is just too weird. It worked out though. :)

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Absolute adorable ness!

Artsy VaVa said...

What a sweet story. Polly is almost as adorable as Cole! But not quite!

Melinda said...

Polly is precious!
I'm sure Cole will enjoy her
soon, then you won't be able
to keep them apart! :)

M :)

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Aww...She is beyond darling! Makes me want another puppy! Well, 2 dogs are enough!
Enjoy your Polly!
Warmly,
deb

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh she's adorable! I can't see that any other would be any cuter. I'll bet they're best buds soon.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Oh my gosh Kim what a great post, she is such a little cutie!! I bet in no time they're going to be best buds!

Kristel said...

Oh my, Polly is so huggable! And your son running aways from her is just too adorable, love kids and puppies together. See, things worked out just fine.

Blondie's Journal said...

What a cute story, cute name and even cuter puppy! I can't believe how big Cole has gotten!

Thanks so much for popping in today! :)

XO,
Jane

mishelle said...

How adorable! :)

Karrie said...

Wow! Quite a predicament that could have been!
Polly is adorable! Love the last pic!

Gabbi @ Retro Ranch Reno said...

Oh my gosh...I cannot believe that happened! I'm so happy you guys ended up with sweet Polly in the end though. She is toooo cute!! :)

Nancy said...

Love that RUG!!!

Jemsmom said...

Oh. My. Word!!!!! She is precious!!!!!!! Cole is so funny! He will warm up and they will be best buddies...okay he will get used to her and tolerate it!!! :-) I swear you are the woman. Sometimes I think having a puppy is harder work than having a baby! :-)