She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. Proverbs 31

Sunday, July 6, 2008

An Unexpected Surprise

It was just your average Sunday afternoon after church. My husband suggested that we stop at a little flea market on our way home. By the time we got there, Colton was falling asleep in the back seat so I decided to stay in the van with him while Jeff and boys enjoyed a few minutes of browsing.

Well it wasn't long before there was a peck on my car door. I rolled down the window to see Luke outside saying "Boy, do we have a surprise for you!" Let me tell you, my mind went wild. What could they have found? An old stoneware bowl? Maybe an antique oil lamp? Or dream of all dreams, a vintage quilt top that someone else had overlooked?

Closing my eyes in keen anticipation, I opened them to find:



Oh my was I EVER surprised. Now I love the farm and enjoy the animals immensely. I talk to them all and make over all the kittens and even the chicken gets lovin'. But I have never had an indoor pet. We had talked about it recently and I agreed that our Luke really needed to have a dog right now, but I wasn't expecting to take one home that afternoon. So I was REALLY surprised.

Well, this little 1 1/2 pound puppy has stolen my heart. He is the sweetest little thing. He is an apple head Chihuahua and will get to be about 4 pounds. After pouring over names like piranha, Little John, jaws, Zorro (I can't wait for a girl so I can name it Buttercup, Emma or Princess) and many, many others, we decided on Napoleon ~ the little general.

And so the adventure begins ...

Have a blessed Sunday!
Lea

29 comments:

Wilma said...

he's gorgeous. I'm so glad you all decided to get a puppy. they are great friends. I know each and every one of you all will enjoy immensely (sp).

Kindra said...

What a wonderful addition to your family! He's so cute!

Memphis Mimi said...

He is adorable Lea and so are you and your wonderful family. I'm a country girl from Arkansas myself and reading some of these primitive crafts blogs and their links, like yours, really make me homesick. Give Colton a hug for me.

mary said...

That is the sweetest puppy face I have ever seen! What fun you will have with that little one in the days to come. Our Mason needs a dog of his own, but we just haven't found the right one yet. Have a fun and blessed week with all of your sweet boys (including the new one!)
Mary

Nancy Jo said...

lea,
See you never know what the new day will bring, and from a flea market at that.Well the puppy is a cutie,and I bet getting all the attention any puppy could wish for. Now you need to get a bike with a basket so he can ride in it, just don't take your broom or pointy hat while doing this. People can get nervous. If Richard sees me with a broom he always says"going somewhere?" I'm getting this picture from the wizard of oz. I better go lay down now.

NANCY JO

HAIN Holiday_Angel said...

I have two full Chihuahua's (deer type) and two half Chihuahua/Rat Terrier cross, which I love. My little female Chihuahua is due to have puppies at the end of September. I just know you will love the Chihuahua like your own child. I know I lost the little Momma to my two full Chihuahua's during birthing and I thought I would just die. She was so very tiny and shouldn't have gotten pregnant!
The cross is a perfect fit and made just for kids, tough and durable! Full of energy and fun. I can't wait to hear more on your new love..If you were here I would give you a puppy if you wanted one when they were ready!
Blessings..dear Leah,
Pauline

Renna said...

Aww, he is PRECIOUS!!! I hope you post lots of pictures of him!

My daughter teases that my little Min Pin, Leyna, has a "Napolean Complex". She's small, but thinks she's the size of a Great Dane. ;-Þ

Congratulations on your new little cutie, Lea! :-)

Darlene said...

He is just adorable and will bring you many fun memories!!!!

Pam said...

What a Sweetheart- Napoleon is absolutely precious!
Congratulations on the new addition!
Hugs,
Pam

Cora from Nelia's Primitive Place said...

LOVE the name for the little guy! And how lucky he is to find such wonderful people to love him! I can't wait to hear all the stories and adventures he gets into with you all!!!!! I'm just so happy for you!

Cora

KKJD1 said...

Lea, after seeing Napolen's pic I see why you fell in love with him. I love all animals too. He's a cutie, keep us updated on his adventures. Karen

Granny's Closet said...

oh you will just love your new house guest. Enjoy. Pets are wonderful!

Dawn said...

How how cute is he!!!! :-) I want one now!!!! :-)

Hope you had a good weekend!!! God Bless You! <><

~ Dawn

Lori said...

Adorable! I am in dog envy!

Primgal55 said...

Aww what a cutie!! My sister has a Chihuahua named Lady and she's a pip. Enjoy enjoy!

Hugs, Linda

PS the gummie ones look like the real thing and the real things are really what bother me...ugh!!Yes this gardener, former fisherwoman, camper, rought it gal hates W's! LOL

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Oh what a cutie!! Have so much fun with him :o)

PrairieRoseCottage said...

Ohhhh-he is adorable!!!! You have been blessed! Enjoy him! ~Ree~

Deb said...

Hi Lea, he's so so cute, I can't wait until you can share more about him. What a great surprise! Deb P.S. Tell Colton that one of his biggest fans said hello. Deb

PlainCatholic said...

Such a precious wee'un! We too, love our farm animals: Dogs, cats, kittens, chickens....

One can never have enough pets.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

He is so cute and such pretty eyes!
Have fun with him:)

*Rondell*

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

what a darling!!
Thanks for visiting my blog today and most of all the encouragcomments. I really appreciated that! I think I must have needed it more than I thought *U*
Lord bless you today!

Jenny said...

Welcome, Napoleon! He's so cute! Even full-grown, he'll find wonderful hiding places. Sweet he is.

Katy said...

Awwww!!! Hehe...too cute! I am so surprised though...i would have expected Luke to want more of a bigger dog! Napoleon is such a cute name! I can't wait to hear of different adventures he and Luke go on together!!! :)

YD's a little bit of everything place said...

Oh congrats on the cute little puppy and good luck with the adventure Lea!!!

Toni said...

He`s so cute Lea!!congratulations on the new addition to your family!!

LINDA said...

Welcome to the family,Napoleon! I love his name and I love his look. Chis are so precious. I wanted one before we had all our females spayed. Some of our girls are so small that I could never find a female small enough to breed them. Like your commentor with the crosses, I would have hated myself if I lost a female like that. It was sad enough when they had their c-sections! Mike and I both get real emotional when are dogs are in stress. You will love Napoleon more with each passing day. You ought to contact the gal offering a pup. Two of those would be so much fun to watch! I can't wait to see Napoleon herding his chickens! LOL

Blessings! Linda

Wendy said...

What a little cutie!! Congratulations on your new additon!!~Wendy

Nancy M. said...

He's so cute! Puppies are adorable. We have a 4.5 lb chihuahua named Little Man. We also have a rooster named Napoleon. Funny!

Toby Parsons said...

Oh, how very sweet!!!