The Christmas holiday season is meant to be a very special time of the year. Although it can be busy and hectic, this is when families and friends get together to reconnect and exchange gifts, enjoy home cooked meals, watch kids open presents under the Christmas tree and also to spread kindness and good cheer to people outside of our close knit circle. Sadly there are those who do not find this time of year particularly joyful for many different reasons. Since I was a little kid I have always loved Christmas time but last year was not the same, there was a palpable feeling of loss and emptiness. Many of my clients and followers of this Blog are aware of the devastating loss of Lizzie in April of 2018, our cocker spaniel that succumbed to cancer. Lizzie's presence is sorely missed and even with the passage of over a year I still feel the pain of her absence. But life moves on...
In October 2019 I began to think about what I would be doing for the upcoming Christmas holidays. I knew what I didn't want. I didn't want it to be sad like the year before and thus began the initial thoughts of perhaps bringing another dog into the household. Not as a replacement for Lizzie but as a new, energetic life force that would light a spark and reignite the joy and happiness that should be experienced at Christmas time. On December 22nd, I welcomed an 8-week old Miniature Schnauzer puppy at home and she is such a blessing! She is cute as a button, funny and sweet but because she is a puppy, she is also quite challenging! I am excited to say that Christmas was so wonderful this year and most of the credit goes to that 3.6 pound bundle of fur. So without further adieu, I'd like to introduce you to Deja!
Deja proudly poses for her official 2019 Christmas portrait photo
Deja is friendly and loves to cuddle!
Puppies can't help it but they sure do sleep a lot!
Deja cops an attitude during her potty training session.
An "outtake" from the Christmas portrait photo session.
To see additional photos of Deja, visit her photo gallery HERE.