Wordful Wednesday-Puppy Edition

Wordful Wednesday is like Wordless Wednesday, only WITH words. It’s for those of us that can’t contain the chatter, but in a good way. More info. in my tabber box titled WW on the right. Thank you for playing along!

I had every intention of writing all about my Florida vacation for today’s post.

But then my life changed, and I can’t let this Wednesday pass without introducing you to the newest member of my family.

Meet “Bisco”.

He’s the puppy that I’ve been putting off bringing home.  He’s a poodle, Shih-Tzu, cocker-spaniel mix.  We prefer to call him a designer breed, not a mutt. He’s also almost 12 weeks old (in case you were thinking this post would not be complete without that information).  🙂

I was secretly hoping that my kids would forget that I promised them a dog for Christmas.

They didn’t, and I can’t believe I’m saying, this, but I’m actually glad.

I didn’t know that puppies could be so, well, trained.  He hasn’t had one accident in my house.  He doesn’t whine when he gets locked up in his kennel for the night.  He hasn’t chewed anything but his dog toys.  He is so easy going and allows the twins to lug him everywhere.  When he’s tired he goes straight to his kennel and takes a nap.  He amazes me.  Seriously.

He’s a dream, really.  As far as puppies, go, I mean.

I’m smitten.

Don’t use the bathroom in my house, Bisco, and I’ll love you forever.

Don’t forget to hop on over to Amanda’s place to see what she has to be Wordful about.


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    You really thought they would forget?

    From a non-dog person, that one’s a cutie..and the fact that there are no accidents. That might or might not give him a leg up on my kids!

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    Aww, what a cutie! My 8-year-old has been promised a dog when she turned 8 (a promise made years ago when ‘8’ seemed really far away). We did amend the promise to ‘the summer after you turn 8’, and she is now (literally) counting down the days. We’re looking at a Shih Tzu mix too – but with a Bichon Frise.

    Can’t wait to read all about puppy-raising – I need some good tips! 🙂

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    He’s so cute!! Where is he from? About three weeks ago I got a 2 year old Pomeranian from a rescue and I am so in love. 🙂 I admire you for going the puppy route – they’re cute, but I could never do it! Give me a “toddler” any day! LOL

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    Bisco is a cutie addition to your already cute family! I will not make the puppy promise to my kids until they stop using the bathroom in my house without needing my assistance. Potty training then puppy training! Lol!

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    I’m a non-dog person too, although I know dogs are cute. just look at Bisco!
    so I go with cats, and I just lost one baby cat, last night…

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    He is really charming – I think his cuteness is a survival mechanism just in case he does have an accident. Enjoy! I want to see photos of the kids with him.

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    Awe! I love him!! So cute – where did you get such a well behaved puppy! That is my biggest thing with a puppy – I don’t want to deal with the accidents – hence we don’t have a dog yet…
    He is adorable!

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    Oh my heavens, did you ever luck out in the puppy department! Don’t know how could get mad anyway, accident or not, at a face that smooshable!

    Happy Wednesday!

  9. 19


    How did you wind up with the perfect pooch?

    Our first dog looked exactly like that, ‘Boots’.

    Glad he’s a good doggy. I may one day relent…

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    Awww – he’s adorable! My kids want a small dog, too….but truth be told, the one we have just about puts me over the edge. I told them we need to wait until this baby is at LEAST three for the next one. Mean mommy.

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    OMGosh Bisco is soo cute!! I love him!! My girls want a little dog soo badly. I lied and said you aren’t allowed to have more than 2 dogs 🙂 LOL.
    I would love him. I bet he doesn’t shed either???

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    This is my first time visiting and I can’t believe I have never been here. I read your interview with MTDL and headed right over. I also have too many kids to make attending blogging conferences easy and an addiction to expensive jeans. Great to meet you. Oddly enough I just posted my first Wordful Wednesday post ever (have done the Wordless but Wordful is much more my style) so I linked up. Okay, sorry for writing a book in your comments, have a great day.

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    You are so lucky to get a dog with no accidents. We have old dogs and I can’t imagine getting a puppy again. We did take in a 5 year old lab a month ago though but she is totally potty trained – thankfully because that would be big messes lol 🙂 Congratulations! Welcome Bisco!

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    Oh, what a sweet, sweet puppy. You guys look really really good together.

    And please keep writing about how easy it is to have a puppy because then maybe I can convince myself that I need one too.

    It does seem like the thing to do in blog land. 😉

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    Well, you made it almost to Valentine’s Day before that Christmas promise came back to “dog” you!!

    Glad it turned out so wonderfully for all of you – Bisco is a cutie!!

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    Cute puppy! That does sound like a dream! We thought about getting a puppy last yr. but I couldn’t handle it I think, so we got a kitty. If I could get one like Bisco, I might change my mind. 🙂

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    He is so cute – puppies are hard to resist. Ours was lucky she was so cute – I wouldn’t have been able to deal with the frequent middle of the night bathroom calls if she wasn’t. 😉

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    I can’t believe how well trained he is. I really miss our puppy – darn husband’s allergies got him sent to live with my sister’s family. He’s adorable.

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    Hmm. After fiascos in potty training, and many many diapers each day, a puppy sounds nice. No whining, no crying, and the beautiful inability to say “no.”

    Yes please. I’ll take one.

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    I do NOT want a dog. And as far as I’m concerned the ONLY one who will honest to goodness REALLY take care of a dog is the mom. So until I WANT ONE.

    The answer is no.

    But I’ll watch you and yours instead.

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    I have to click off your entry lest my kids see it and start demanding the dog I promised them last year when we moved! I’m so glad your experience is going to smoothly. He is adorable.

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    My daughter (4) is desperate for a dog. I told her we’d get one when no one else in my house peed on the floor. (We’re potty training her triplet brothers who are 2.) It could be a while.

    Enjoy that cutie!


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    What a cute puppy! Can’t show my kids this post…they have wanted a pet since they could speak…but living with “Bubble Boy” husband, it is not meant to be.

    I LOVE that you have a WORDFUL Wednesday…I have been posting my own Wordless Wed., but not linking them because, well, they always have WORDS! 🙂

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    If I could be assured that I would get a puppy like this one, I would totally do it! I just know ours would be the kind that you could write an entire blog revolving totally around it’s obnoxious antics!

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    GF, congrats! Bisco is adorable! We did the new puppy thing this summer and I *never* thought I’d fall in love and then here I am, adoring my sweet puggle! You both look happy and HOORAY for well behaved, sweet puppies! 🙂

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    Melissa says

    I wouldn’t mind a dog like that! I’ve never wanted one because we’ve never had much luck with them… Seems like a great dog! 🙂

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    Kirsten says

    Hello Angie!!!! I have been out of the cyber-world for several months and have missed you!!! What a perfect post to come back to, he is adorable. We must be on the same wave length, I actually got a dog for the kids 3 weeks ago too, I think I was insane at the time, but it has turned out to be a wonderful experience, she is a dream dog and every one loves her.

    I am happy for you and the kids, I bet they adore him!

    I will try to call soon, just to catch up with everything… take care.


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