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Hey guys!

So, my first semester at college was okay. Nothing great happened. In fact, my pal, pillow, sister, puppy, and just an amazing friend, Tessie died from a bone eating Cancer in September. ๐Ÿ™ It sucked but life goes on…

Below I have other things that aren’t so depressing. LOL Trust me, I know how depressing this sounds. You can skip past this section. Each section is going to be labeled below.

In memorial, here are a few pictures of her…

She looks so happy doesn’t she?

Such a good dog…

This is my favorite picture of her. It was after we got her shaved at petsmart. She looks so happy. <3

Those of you that don’t have pets will not understand how hard it was and I don’t blame you, you’ve never made that connection with animals so you wouldn’t know any different. It felt like I lost a sister rather than a dog. Sometimes I still cry. She was the first animal my family ever owned and she helped my mom get “over” her fear of dogs. She was amazing. RIP Tessie Monster!


On a happier note, we got a PUPPY!

Not sure on a name yet. I’ll update this post when we have one… We are thinking Abby or Belle.

Puppy! She is a black lab/golden retriever mutt. ๐Ÿ™‚

My mom happened to find someone online that was looking to adopt them out for free. So we picked her up yesterday. No, we are notย trying to replace Tessie. Tessie will always be in our hearts. <3 We need to move on and what better way to do it than get our first PUPPY as a family! All of the dogs we have ever owned (Tessie (above if you have been oblivious) & Lane (below)) were both 2 years old (or 1 1/2 years old, not sure) when we adopted them… both for free. So, this should be interesting. Yes, she has been peeing and pooping all over the house. LOL You have no idea how much cleaning you need to do for a puppy until you get one! LOL

This is the best picture I have of Lane right now. He is an Australian Shepherd (we believe).

Nikki is not happy with the puppy, at all. I know she will get over it but I’m nervous for when we get our Kitten when my sister and I (and possible a sorority sister) move out… Hopefully since we are going to do it almost immediately after we move out (or at least that is the plan) it won’t be as bad…

Check out my about page for a picture of all of the animals either my family owns or I & my sister own. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll keep it updated as time goes on… for me and y’all! ๐Ÿ™‚


In other news, I closed down both The Help Me Code Club and The Sims Forum because I wanted to spend most of my time focusing on school and this blog, Dude, That’s Me!, Hostwish & a possible new idea for a website. I’m thinking about creatingย free wordpress/HTML themes for people like me, who blog, or just need a simple theme. I’m not the best designer so I’m going to make most of them via coding and I’m planning on making them all HTML 5 & CSS3 valid. So, it will take some time to get the first one up. What do you guys think of this?

In the meantime, I decided to change my theme toย one of the default wordpress themes. I thought it worked well with this post and with what I wanted overall. I uploaded a few pictures that I had laying around on my external hard drive and I feel like it works really well.

That’s about it for now. ๐Ÿ™‚ Talk to y’all later!

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9 replies

  1. That is really sad that you lost your dear friend and family member. ๐Ÿ™ It is a very hard thing to deal with.

    That is great that you have a puppy. They certainly never replace the loved ones you lose, but they share their own magic, which can make it easier.

    That sounds like a good idea to have a site with themes, I am sure people would like it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. *hugs* I can sympathize having lost my own best friend/family member/dog myself and even until today there’s still a gap in my heart (but I like to believe she is in puppy heaven). Tessie was gorgeous! So beautiful. *squishugs*

    Your new puppy is adorable!

    I hope you do create the wordpress theme! I would be interested to see it. ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. You really shouldn’t be getting puppies from people that are offering them for ‘free’, this is how the puppy farming and dog fighting trades continue – god knows where on earth these poor puppies came from or even end up. Shame on you. Why not do the responsible thing and adopt from a shelter, or at least from a reputable breeder?

    • We made sure this wasn’t from a puppy farmer or anything like that. We would report a puppy farmer if we ever did find one, which we did not.

      The previous owners took amazing care of their puppies and Bella was in amazing health when we took her to the vet the day after we got her (received her on a Sunday so they were closed).

      We were responsible when adopting from the owner we did adopt her from. We made sure she was up-to-date on everything and the owner was a respectable citizen just like you or I. She just couldn’t keep the puppies. She lives 5 minutes away from us so it’s not like she was coming from another state/city or something.

      I understand what you are saying and I appreciate that there are people out there caring for the puppies breed by these awful people but I’m not the person who would adopt from an awful person who breeds animals just to sell them.

      I take offense to the fact that you are trying to shame me. Like, you don’t know me. How about trying to understand our situation before shaming me?
      Our shelter didn’t have the type of dog my mom wanted. I was surprised she went for such a young dog as we have never (as a family at least) potty trained a puppy (it is annoying -.-) and my mom doesn’t really **like dogs. So I was surprised she wanted one at all. It was just a miracle that we came upon Bella and that everything checked out to be OK. We were just as fishy about it at first as you were. Anyone (or any NORMAL person would be) so, again, I don’t blame you for your comment but I am offended by the shaming and you saying it isn’t responsible to adopt from a neighbor.
      Even shelters and reputable breeders can have some awful stuff going on behind the scenes that you don’t know about so saying that it is responsible to adopt from them and irresponsible to adopt from a neighbor is ridiculous. There are awful people out there, yes. Are all people bad? No. Are all shelters/breeders bad? No. Are there some breeders/shelters bad? Yes.

      The RESPONSIBLE thing is to do your homework before adopting PERIOD. Regardless of where you are adopting from. Research Research Research. That’s what we did before we even decided to pick her up. We decided as a family if we wanted a puppy, we asked the lady a lot of questions, and we made sure everything was OK and it was.

  4. I’m s sorry to hear about your dog passing, I can’t think of anything worse. My baby Bella is 8 now, and the thought that she wont be around forever just kills me. I’m glad you found a puppy your mum was ok with, and I don’t think anyone cold accuse you of using the puppy to move on.

    Also Dani, shame on you! You’ve no right to judge people on a situation you know no details of. Especially on a post where she has just finished explaining how she lost her dog, which was a shelter puppy. Don’t be so rude.

    • Thank you! You have a Bella, too! I love that name. <3 she is going to be HUGE when I come home. I'm going to miss her being small. ๐Ÿ™

      & Don't worry about Dani! She is fine.

  5. Aww, sorry to hear about Tessie. Your new puppy is super cute! I cried a lot when my cat died so I know the feeling. Best of luck with your new puppy.

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