Friday, June 15, 2012

Sweet little nosie

Despite the new pee stains on literally every upholstered piece of furniture in my house, there is something so rewarding and joyful about this particular foster pup.

Florian has been mispronouncing her name from the start, and the mispronunciation stuck, so we've been calling her Pager, or Paige, or Pagey, or Puppy-pee. Or Collette, when we get confused, or Sprocket. 

Poor little thing. Are we doing damage to her malleable little psyche? 

I'm pretty sure she'll be OK. When I look at the 8 scillion pictures I have already taken of her, there is a marked difference between those I took that first evening, and the ones I took just a day or two later. 

The tongue is lolling out way more, the tail is wagging, the whites of the eyes are no longer showing.

And when I cuddle her, she just stays right there.

Allowing me to kiss her as long as I want, drinking in the good fortune of not being in that loud, unsettling shelter place anymore. 

I've met very few dog noses that I didn't want to kiss, but some are just particularly scrumptious. How wonderful to have access to one like that full time!


  1. What a sweetie. She's a love sponge.

  2. Hi Kirsten, is this one a "keeper"? Can't allow a "psyche-damaged" dog to become someone else's responsibility, can we???

  3. How DO you pronounce her name? With a soft or hard G?

    1. Haha--I have no idea! That's why we call her Pager, like a little pager buzzing in your pocket.

  4. We love to see the changes a loving home can make with a puppy.

  5. Just scrumptious! I am so glad she is taking well to you there and being out of the shelter.

  6. She is really cute, and you can tell just from the photos she has a spirited personality!

  7. you are lucky she loves ya! BOL
    Benny & Lily

  8. She must just melt your heart! :)

  9. Oh my dawg! She is way too cute! Her exuberance just shines through the photos! You have done a remarkable job in bringing out her true spirit! That is such a cute way to describe her nose, "particularly scrumptious." Love it! :->

    Suka and K

  10. She got you smitten! LOL
    But we are not surprised she is so cute. So pleased she is doing well.
    Have a great weekend
    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  11. Kissable noses are my weakness, too! Some people say I'm crazy...

    I just awarded you the Sunshine Award. Stop by to pick it up!


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