Well this is the story of how Zac came into our lives, the kids had been asking for another dog ever since the tragedy with our Jayjay but i kept saying no. I got them a guinea pig but hey that's another story we will get onto soon. Anyway my daughter Dionne had been looking at dogs on the Internet and asking could we get another dog i wasn't to sure on the idea and didn't think i could handle another dog but you know what kids are like she went on and on about them it was October 2008 and we were discussing Christmas presents and Dionne said all i want is a chihuahua, i thought were did this come from a chihuahua but she was adamant it was a chihuahua and said she wanted nothing else, by this time i was coming round to the idea of another dog and with looking and reading about chihuahuas i was beginning to search for one for Dionne. I came across some adds scammers for sure finally i decided to go onto the kennel club website to be sure i wasn't being scammed the nearest breeder from me was 2 hrs drive, so i called to see what she had available she told me she had some cream females which she was selling for £950 that was way over my budget as i only had managed to save up £500 but looking at adds i could tell it was going to be hard finding a pup for this price so i told her i would have to leave it, she told me she had a red boy she would be willing to let go for £750 she sent me a picture of him and my oh my he was a cutie but still way over the amount i had.
I spoke to my mum and told her this and how i was going to have to disappoint her little princess Dionne now this could not happen in my mums eyes Dionne is her angel and she gives her what she wants most of the time, so that was that my mum said get back on the phone and see if she still has the little boy by this time it was November and i arranged with the breeder to pic Zac up on the 5Th of November i was now getting nervous about the decision and wondering if i was jumping into this without thinking, but there was no going back as dionne was so excited about her early Christmas present so we got in the car and drove the 2 hrs to get our little bundle it was Guy Fawkes night here in the UK and fireworks where being let of all around us my thoughts were is our little bundle going to e scared of all the loud banging anyway we arrived at the breeder and collected this little brown looking tiny fluff ball, ohhh he was such the cutest little thing you've ever seen and oh my so much smaller than i thought he was going to be. We drove home again by this time it was 10 o'clock at night we got him home and settled him in thinking he would be shy but his cheeky personality shone through straight away and i knew there and then
i was in love with this wee guy he is just the sweetest and cheeky little man and every body loves our wee Zacyboy<3
Friday, 31 July 2009
Posted by Mandy at 19:29
Well time to introduce our family and how we became the family we are I am Mandy and I have 2 beautiful children Dionne and Dane I love them dearly they are really great kids and I think myself so lucky to have them.
I will start from when we decided to add a dog to our family. I had always wanted a dog my whole life from a child but I was not allowed I don’t know why as I had every other pet imaginable cats ,hamsters ,fish, turtles , birds every other pet but a dog so I decided my kids Dionne and Dane would have a dog , so I thought what kind of dog would suit our family Dionne at the time was 7years old and Dane was 2years old I really wanted a small breed dog as my house is not that big inside, although I had a wonderful garden for it to run around in, I seen in an advertisement a lhaso apso that needed rehoming so I called to enquire about it I was told the dog was not going be suitable for a home with kids so that did not work out for me, then I decided it was definitely a rescue dog I wanted and we went to visit our local shelter so one morning we got in the car and headed to the shelter to see what was available for us we walked around and I picked out a few small dogs that I liked but every dog I picked were unsuitable for homes with children, so I asked what would be suitable and was told it would need to be a puppy and they only had 1 puppy and they didn’t know when it would be ready to go because it had been found in a bad way and was still undergoing treatment, they were not allowed to rehome it till it was back to health but I could have a look and if I wanted it and was able
to pay the fee I could book him, so we went to see this wee pup and ohhh how cute and sad looking he was his eyes where really badly infected I asked what kind of dog he was and was told he looked like a collie/Labrador cross, oh was he going to grow to big I thought but felt so sorry for him we had to take him he was 10 weeks old when we first saw him we went to visit him constantly while he was getting better and he was soo sweet pure black and so cute.
Well a month passed and we finally got the call to say we could collect him whenever we wanted so without further ado we were off in the car to go and collect our new baby, in the car we were discussing names I picked Bobo Dionne picked Ozzy and Dane who was only 2 loved TV programme jayjay the jet plane shouted from his car seat jayjay, so we got to the shelter to get our new boy who was now 14 weeks old and had grown so fast but was still so cute but boy he was hyper I suppose being stuck in a kennel for the first few months of his life he thought to himself freedom when we got home we settled him down and put the 3 names in a hat that we had chosen the name that was picked out was Jayjay, the kids loved him so much and he was great with them they would dress him up ride on his back and he never once got annoyed at them. He loved wotsits human food snacks as I found out one day when I came home from shopping to find all the crisps lying on my kitchen floor unopened but when I looked in his dog bed I found 12 empty packets of wotsits he knew what he liked.
He was a great natured dog but he was so hyper and he escaped constantly I was forever driving around looking for him when he managed to dig holes under the fence to make his escape, 4 years later he made one of his escapes I was looking for him and tried all the usual places I would find him but to no avail I though he will come home on his own so waited up all that night hoping he would come barking at the door but nothing, the kids were so upset next morning I got the dreaded phone call from the rspca telling me they had found Jay jay at the side of the road not far from where we lived it must have happened late at night and with him being black the car might not have seen him. He was found by someone early that next morning i was so sad to think my poor boy died at the side of the road alone and blamed myself saying I shouldn’t have gave up looking for him the kids were devastated we cried for days in fact as imp typing this the tears and falling I loved this dog so much he was my first ever dog and I vowed he would be my last as I could not go through the pain of losing like that again
Posted by Mandy at 13:44