Practicing for Santa Visit

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Tomorrow Artie, Buddy, and Coby have their very first visit with Santa at Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi, MI. I’m excited, but not sure how they will react. In preparation, we practiced smiling for the camera at home. Check out our good and not-so-good photos below!

Information about pet photos at Twelve Oaks

Twelve Oaks Mall will offer pet parents a chance to celebrate the holiday season and visit with Santa on Saturday, December 3 from 8 a.m. until 9:45 a.m., and Sunday, December 4 from 9 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Pet photos will take place at the brand new interactive Santa’s Flight Academy holiday set located in Center Court.

Please note that pets must be up-to-date on their vaccinations and must either be on a leash or carried in a lightweight, portable pet carrier with harness. For more information on this event and to register (this is required), visit www.shoptwelveoaks.com/petphotos.

Our Photos 

Outtakes

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Evening in the Park

Last night we ventured to our community dog park just down the street. It’s something we haven’t done enough of this summer. The boys always love to go to the park, even though they spend most the time right by our sides. They are people (and dog) watchers just like their mommy!

 

Life with Dogs

My husband and I have a hard time believing that we’ve had Artie for 7 years! Time sure flies and we are so grateful to have Artie in our lives. Adopting our first dog wasn’t any easy decision. I was mainly worried about my allergies, but I’m sure there were other worries. Lucky for us, we had a lot of support in the decision.

Our friend, Tami, was the owner/breeder of both Artie and Buddy. When we first found out Artie was available for adoption, she really encouraged us to adopt him. She KNEW what joy he would bring to our lives. She KNEW there was a missing piece in our lives. She KNEW this would help two people who were unable to have children.

She was right! So much so that Artie lead to Buddy and Buddy lead to Coby (ABC). Three is a handful, don’t get me wrong, but we can’t imagine life without any of them.

Today would have been Tami’s 54 birthday on earth. It was about 2 years ago that Tami was taken from earth into Heaven. It was a terrible car accident that took her life, her husband’s, and her 3-year-old granddaughter’s. We know Tami is in a better place, but it’s still heartbreaking. We love and miss Tami and Ron very much. Thanks for giving us two pieces of you (Artie and Buddy). We are forever grateful.

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Tammy and Artie , August 30, 2009

Buddy the Poser

Buddy is my poser! I can ask him to sit for a picture and he does so just to hear,”Good boy, Buddy!” I love that he is so photogenic. It makes our Instagram account simply adorable. By the way, have you checked out our Instagram? If you love adorable dogs, especially Yorkies, then check it out and follow us! Here is a sample of Buddy pics!