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My Tough Girls March 9, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — jlehman @ 10:10 pm

These are my girls. Tough, determined, and sometimes scary! I love it that Peanut is right in there with her little sisters, showing them how to “be a tough girl”! The laughter and squeals from the front yard took me away from work (we had a fog day that had me working from home) to snap a few pictures. This one was too funny and yet it pretty much sums up the craziness that is a daily part of our lives. I wouldn’t want it any other way! Budder was inside enjoying a sister free hour – a very rare occurrence in his life!

And I couldn’t resist posting this one. This is Peanut with her pup Portia. We had a really hard summer and had to put down her first dog at 10 months old because she contracted a rare brain disease. It was one of the worst things I’ve ever had to do. Peanut had researched dogs for years, saved up money, found a specific breeder, and paid for all the shots, spaying, etc. She trained her dog faithfully and couldn’t have loved her more. It was so hard, but within a day of losing Millie we were driving 12 hours to pick up another pup from our amazing breeder. It was what Peanut wanted and needed to get through that time.  Today we couldn’t imagine life without little Portia. I’ve never seen such a “huggy” dog – she really does wrap her paws around your neck and lay her head on your shoulder or stare into your eyes. When we brought her home we wondered if we’d ever love her as much as she deserved and knew it would take a long time as we grieved Millie. Now she’s my favorite dog and she and Peanut are inseparable.


One Response to “My Tough Girls”

  1. Ramona Says:

    Thanks for sharing, Jenn. I’m glad you’re moving to a place where this is possible again. May your girls continue to be strong, tough girls. May they not be easily persuaded by others but stand strong to what they believe in. And may they learn that tough can still involve tears and that it takes a tough girl to be able to trust others, such as their family.

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