Saturday, April 23, 2011

iheartfaces-Pet Week

When the pet faces photo challenge was announced on www.Iheartfaces.com, I knew the picture I wanted to enter. This week's entry is of my first "baby", Stella.

When I graduated from college, I spent part of my first pay check to buy the cutest, squirmiest little black pug puppy I'd ever seen. She weighed a kg ( 2.2 lbs) and could fit in my purse... So she went everywhere with me. I took her to the music store, to the park, to the baseball field, I even smuggled her into the bar to see bands play. 

Sweet, sassy Stella has been my constant companion through some major changes in my life: the addition of another new puppy (her equally wonderful and treasured boxer sister, Georgia), the purchase of my first home, a few bad boyfriends, one really amazing boyfriend (that I  immediately married and found out that he was, in fact, an even better husband), the loss of my beloved grandfather, the birth of my first human baby and a move to a new town. In her sweet, bulgy, east-west eyes I see nothing but the unconditional love she has for me and I am most humbled by it. While she's no longer the squirmy little jet-black puppy, she's still my best girl. Although some might call her "pug ugly", she's extraordinarily beautiful to me. 



Please go check out more beautiful furry (or feathered or scaly) faces at :

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8 comments:

Tamar SB said...

What a face! Love it!

Tamar

Simple Girl said...

I love the black dog against the washed out window light!

Mandy said...

Lovely Pug!

Christina Feiler said...

I love pugs. I love the gray in her hair that shows her wisdom. You captured me w/ the story before I even saw the picture!

Lauren said...

Love the pug...

Digital Mom said...

PUG! What a gorgeous black pug - great shot!

Our Family said...

she is as beautiful as your heartwarming write up! TFS!

Big Mama Cass said...

So cute!!!