|A real princess.|
If you have read Our Love Story and Our Wedding Story you know how Drew and I got to where we are now. However, what I left out in that story was the beginnings of Zoey. Back in the spring of 2009, Drew and I started talking about puppies... we wanted one, and had just bought our house (I'll blog about that later!) so we starting looking in Uncle Henry's at puppy pictures. Woah, was that fun. We quickly agreed that we wanted a little dog, Drew because that's what he had always had for dogs, and me because I had grown up with big dogs and I wanted something cute and little.
Drew's family had always had Shih Tzu dogs, so we narrowed it down to that breed, knowing how sweet and friendly they are. What cemented that choice was with Drew's parents got a Shih Tzu puppy, named Bailey, that they brought home in March. She was a cutie!
Without me knowing, Drew got in contact with one of the breeders in our state. They e-mailed back and forth and discovered that there would be a girl puppy ready to go home the week of our wedding. Drew was hesitant, because we had planned our honeymoon for the week after, and he didn't have anyone to watch the puppy (besides, we wouldn't have wanted to miss her first week home!)
Drew e-mailed the woman again and said that we couldn't take her because we would be gone that extra week. Thankfully the breeder was a sweetheart, and she agreed to keep the puppy an extra week until we could come get her.
About a month before the wedding, Drew and I were working on our new house, when he told me he had a wedding present for me. He came in with a big box. When I opened it, I found a pink leash and collar and this picture:
|How could you not love this face?|
I almost died... my first baby. AND Drew said I could name her (LOVE). I came up with two choices; Zoey or Ava. Drew hated the name Ava, so Zoey had a name.
Fast-foward a month and a week later. We returned home from our honeymoon on the 4th of July. Bright and early the next morning we drove to the middle of nowhere and picked up our baby.
|This is how she rode home.|
|Love at first sight!|