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Saturday, January 24, 2015

I Got A Letter From Mom!

As most of you know, today is the 
Official Blogville 
Letter To My Paw Pal day.

I apologize for the length of this letter.  
My momma thinks she has a lot to say.

Dear Taffy,
Your 4th Gotcha Day (a.k.a. your 7th birthday) will be here soon and I can't believe it.  I don't know if you knew this or not, but before we got you I had decided that the next dog your daddy and I got would be a puppy mill dog.  I did not tell that to anyone, not even your daddy.  So, one day when we were at the vet with Twix, your dad mentioned to Dr. Abby that if she ever had a Wire-haired Dachshund come through Hard Luck Hounds we would like for her to let us know.  A few months later, I got an email from Dr. Abby saying she was aware of a Wire-haired Dachshund at a "breeding facility" and she wanted to know if we were interested.  I knew right then that you were going to be our dog.  I had no idea what you looked like or what your temperament was but I knew you were going to be ours.  We went to meet you and you were so scared.  I can only imagine what you went through during the first 3 years of your life.  This is the very first photo I have of you, taken on the day we met you.  

This picture is from the day we brought you home.

I know that Twix was not all that nice to you most of the time but you two had your moments.  

At that time, Twix was not doing too good and had pretty much stopped eating.  I feel like you gave us an additional 6 months with her because she viewed you as competition.
I will always be thankful to you for giving us that extra time.

It took a long time for your personality to develop to where it is today but I absolutely love the dog you've become.

I love that you are a happy, care free girl.
I love the way you look at me with those deep brown eyes.

I love how you see every person or animal as a friend.
I love how patient you are (especially with me).

I love that you make me laugh every day.
I love how you bury your bones and then can't quite figure out how to un-bury them.

I love how you've learned to trust your daddy and I.
I love how much you love roaching.

The list goes on and on......

With all my love,

Click here if you would like to read a letter I wrote to Twix after she crossed the bridge.

We are participating in the
Letter To Your Paw Pal Blog Hop today.


Madi and Mom said...

Taffy and Mom...this is such a beautiful letter. We didn't know
Taffy's background. Taffy darling Twix was one of my first friends in blogville. That girl could throw a party. My first ever party was her Girls Night out. Don't ask what we did 'cause I'm sworn to secrecy. Bless your heart for having such a loving nature and understanding that Twix needed a friend.
Hugs madi your bfff

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh, this is just BRIMMING with that capital 'ell' LOVE!!! Taffy you hit gold when you got this home and these pawrents!!! Blessings hugs and wags to you all, YAM-aunty xxx

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Holy Gwalk a Moley Taffy... your mom did a TREEEE Men DUS job with writing your letter of Love...
AMAZING isn't it? Who would have THOUGHT our Peeps had it in them.
BUTT your mom truly told you Just how much she Loves and Appreciates you, and how PROUD she is of you.
Now we won't EVEN get started on your DADDY.. beclaws we already KNOW that you had him wrapped around your Paw..(Just as Twix did) from the furst Second. HE is a PUSH OVER... Just sayin... heheheehe
We love that Madi mentioned the Girls' Night Out thingy... THAT must have been REALLY SOMETHINGY.. pawhaps YOU could have one... we know your daddy would keep all the Wimmen of Blogville SAFE.

Chef Sasha said...

That was so beautiful. We are so lucky to be in such loving furever homes. Mommy loved Twix very much and I know that Twix was happy you were there cause he knew that Mommy and Daddy would need you when he had to cross over. This is a very special day.

Loveys Sasha

Murphy said...

That is a wonderful letter. Stanley pointed out the way your daddy had his arms wrapped around you from the day you met! No wonder he is so protective of you!! It is very obvious that there is a lot of love in your home.

Your Pal and his love struck brother,

Murphy & Stanley

Dory and the Mama said...

What a very loving letter from your Mama Taffy...you are one special girl!!!
Smiley Hugs!
Dory and Mama(and the Boyz)

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

You are indeed such a lucky girl Taffy - you found the most perfect peeps to take care of you

Julie said...

What a lovely letter, Taffy's Mom.
That Taffy is one very, very special girlie, luffs you Taffy
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

A wonderful letter. So happy you found each other--a perfect meeting.

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Taffy, we had no idea of your terrible history. We are so happy you found your people. We know the love they feel.

LBJ said...

That's such a beautiful letter and I'm glad you have such a good home. You looked SO lonely and scared that first day, and now you just look happy!

Idaho PugRanch said...

We are so happy for you Taffy, that you found such a wonderful furever home full of love
Mr Bailey, Hazel & mabel

Tweedles -- that's me said...

You don't know me, but I came to read the letter that came from your heart.
So much love in your heart has touched many,,, and we are happy that Taffy has you for her family, and all your love made her fears go away,

Mitch and Molly said...

We can feel the intense love your mom has for you, Taffy, and your daddy's arms wrapped around you is making us all teary ♥

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Molly TheWally said...

Love is all around and we know how much you are loved. Have a serene and easy Sunday.
Best wishes Molly

Mark Muller said...

I think your mom is right that you were the reason for additional 6 month with your fursister Twix... because all dachshunds have magic power...I can see that in your beautiful eyes...
Easy Rider

M. K. Clinton said...

This is such a wonderful letter. It made me cry to think she helped you have more time with your older dog. I think Taffy is ridiculously cute and her painted nails always make me smile. She is so adorable.

Ruby said...

Oh Taffy, *sniff, sniff*, you have such a FABulous Moms!!! What a beautiful letter she wrote you!!! You are so lucky to have such loving peeps!!
Ruby ♥

KB Bear said...

What a wonderful letter. Taffy, you are a very lucky girl that your mom and dad chose you (and you chose them). The love and trust you've developed are incredible. Your letter made me smile, so very happy for you.

Marty the Manx said...

Taffy your Mom wrote you a wonderful letter! You are so very lucky! We made Mom take us to read Twix's letter too. Your Mom has a big and wonderful heart.
Marty and the Gang

Daisy said...

What a lovely letter, Taffy! I think you couldn't believe your luck when you got to your furever home. I love how your story has a happy ending!

Suzanne said...

Taffy is absolutely adorable! It's wonderful to see her personality blossom from the pictures from when you first got her to present time. What a wonderful letter.

Casey said...

What a grreat letter! The heart just KNOWS when it's right, doesn't it?

Foley Monster and Pocket said...

I love a story about a dog saving their humans