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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Welcome Phoebe! Happiness is a Warm Puppy

Remember when we said back here, after our beloved Corgi, Daisy, died, that we saw a sign that read "When one door of happiness closes, another opens. Often we spend so long looking at the door that has closed, we do not see the door that has opened." Well this beautiful new Corgi puppy that we just got is the door that has opened for us. We, of course, had to name her after a bird, and the name "Phoebe" seemed perfect. The day before we got her, an Eastern Phoebe (the bird) landed on our balcony right outside our bedroom window and stared in at us for a long time. We hadn't seen this species for quite some time, we thought they had migrated. We took it as a sign that puppy Phoebe coming to us, was meant to be.

After Daisy died, we began a search for a new Corgi and thought it would take a long time. By a great coincidence, a wonderful Corgi breeder had moved near us and had just had a litter of puppies. We were fortunate enough that the breeder allowed us to have this gorgeous puppy. Even though we still miss our Daisy, we have learned that we can fall in love, again, with another dog. Phoebe is not a replacement of Daisy, for she is a very different dog. She is an addition to our lives and we look forward to moving through the door that has opened and building a wonderful new relationship with Phoebe.

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