Redondo Beach, California
“Everyone thinks they have the best dog. And none of them are wrong.” – W.R. Purche
It’s time to come clean. I’ve been lying to y’all!!! I told you I had Moxie.
Ok, I didn’t have Moxie. Not this kind of Moxie. But, I do now!!!
Meet Moxie! She’s my Valentine and the latest addition to the CGO family. (and follow her in IG!)
It’s been so hard for me to keep her a secret! I’ve been dying to share her with you. I kind of suck at keeping these types of secrets.
I have to admit, I wasn’t planning on getting a pup anytime soon. It’s been almost 5 years since I lost my beautiful pup – a 14 year old Sammy, Tuli. I missed her presence terribly. Next to my kids, she was the love of my life. Yet, much like having a baby, it seems there’s never the right time to bring a puppy into your life.
My daughter and I have been talking about it for years. I wasn’t sure. Puppies need a lot of your time and attention. Did I have enough to give?!
I’m nearing that 60 mark, with a more than full time business, did I really have enough energy to take care of a little one?
It was a conversation with my business manager that tipped the scales. Last year was a rough year in many ways. My heart needed some healing and he suggested “What better way to heal a heart than a fluffy, cuddly puppy?”
Well, I couldn’t think of one. That’s all it took to begin my online search for Samoyed Breeders. Breeders were spread across the country and far from California. But wait! A breeder in Arizona … and with a litter! A phone call later, I found out there were three darling girl pups that were 6 weeks old waiting for a home. That was it. I put the phone down and called my bestie, Jodie Filogomo, and told her I was headed her way in a few days. Sweet Jodie got my room ready and the rest is history.
6 hours later in a rough and tumble Jeep Wrangler, I was surrounded by 6 little Sammy’s with a difficult decision to make. The boys were taken. Choosing between 3 gorgeous girls was just too much. How could I only pick just one???
Have you ever had to decide on a puppy? It’s soooo hard!!! I was surrounded by puppy love central. I may be a bit partial but I’ve never seen a cuter pup than a Sammy. There was one little girl that seemed to follow me around. She would drop at my feet and flip over for an extended belly rub. Who can resist a belly rub? Not me? The other bonus, this one was a kisser. Couldn’t stop kissing me! That definitely sealed the deal. Yes, this girl stole my heart in an instant. I knew I had my Moxie.
After a 6 hour drive back to LA, Moxie was a bit whooped. The good part – she slept in the car. The bad part – she slept in the car!!! Of course that meant a sleepless night with a fully rested pup filled with piss and vinegar! Moxie is a little minx. She’s a bit of a devil. It was moments before this 7 lb pup knocked over her puppy gate and climbed in bed with yours truly after putting on quite a show of yelping and whining. Who can stand a wee little pup begging for attention?
Speaking of attention, I’m ready and waiting for Moxie to take over the show. In fact, Moxie even has a brand new IG. Get ready to follow the adventures of Moxie & Me!!! I’m cool with being upstaged. Let’s be real – who can hold a candle to a fluffy, spirited beautiful pup? Certainly not CGO!!!
Cheers Beauties, here’s to puppy love and new adventures. Happy Valentines Day. I do believe I have a new little Valentine.❤️