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The long and short of it.

Blessings come in all shapes and sizes. Some are long and short. And are four-legged.

Charli and Martha

Charli and Martha give me smiles every day. Smiles and laughter.

Prudence and the pups
Prudence and the pups

My love of weenie dogs started with a brief love affair as a child with a little black dachshund named Chigger. Chigger ended up going to live on a farm. (I choose to believe he truly did.)

That was a dark day in my life but imagining him on that farm helped me smile.

In 1999, a sweet little pup named Millennium of the Hills of Childress Creek blessed us with her sweet self for over ten years. Ten years of smiles. Milli was an angel.

Cameron and Milli (circa 2000)
Cameron and Milli (circa 2000)

Her side kick, Darby, came to be a part of our lives in 2001 and was a family member until 2014. Milli and Darby were the original weenteam. Many smiles, kisses and memories came from these two.

Milli and Darby
Milli and Darby
sweet Darby
sweet Darby

Our non-weenie dog, otherwise known as a lab, puts up with the doxies.  When she was a puppy, Jemma, (aka-Remi), thought she wanted to be a weenie dog.  She grew out of that.  Now, she tolerates them and gives them a place to lay.

jem-and-cha

Poor Jemma.

Milli and Darby both now live on a farm beyond the rainbow bridge.

Jemma and the original weenteam (circa 2010)
Jemma and the original weenteam (circa 2010)

If you have loved and lost a pet, you know the pain. It is truly a horrible time but like all things-life goes on. You are left with memories. And tear-stained smiles.

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Jemma and Darby (circa 2011)
Jemma and Darby (circa 2011)

When Darby died two years ago, I didn’t think I was ready, not yet anyway, for the next doxie. Cameron searched and found one and I said yes. When the breeder sent me her picture, I cried. I knew it was time and I knew I was in love without ever meeting her.

I was thankful that Cameron had pushed me. She knew I wanted another; needed another weenie dog in my life. And she was right.

Charli! Picture taken by Cameron Davis
Charli! Picture taken by Cameron Davis

Charli is an angel. She is stubborn and a grump and I love her. Because of her grumpiness, I smile. She is only sweet when she wants to be. She is cat-like. Has to be her idea.

Cha!
Cha!

Grumpy or not, she blesses me every day.

Then came Martha. And once again, we have a weenteam. I think weenie dogs are meant to be in two’s–like on the ark. They entertain each other. Play together. When they cuddle, I smile. When they play, I smile. (you get the idea)

pups

Martha is the sweetest weenie dog I have had yet. She is happiest when she is in your lap, smothering you in kisses and she lets me pet her belly any time I want. (Charli, not so much)

Martha!
Martha!

And weenie dog bellies are the sweetest. They make me smile.

Maw belly
Maw belly

So blessings, no matter how short-or long, brighten your world.

Faith also comes in all sizes. And sometimes our faith is stronger than other times. We go through periods of great faith and times of “so little faith”.

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Maw and Jem
Maw and Jem

Sometimes when your world goes dark you have to search harder for the blessings. They are there, always there, you just have to look harder at times. (You are breathing, aren’t you?)

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“If you have faith… nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17:20).

I have had days where it’s impossible to find these so called blessings. But because I always have faith– I always find those blessings. And that smile.

Cha smiles
Cha smiles

“If you believe, all things are possible to him who believes” (Mark 9:23).

lean on me...
lean on me…

Having faith and never faltering is not only the way God wants us to live, but it is the only way. It is the only way to find those smiles when you need them the most. Finding the smiles when it seems there are no smiles to be had–that is faith. Faith is always knowing you can smile and knowing that there will be a day when smiles will be plentiful once again. Faith.

Maw and Cha
Maw and Cha

So find your ‘weenie dog’ of life. Find that something that always makes you smile even on those dark days.

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weenteam
weenteam

God gave me weenie dogs. What did He give you?

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Love and blessings~dd

 

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dedradavis

I am a late-in-life journalist that is God-fearing, husband-loving, with three beautiful grown children. I love my dogs, my family and my friends. I love traveling and am also in the process of discovering Waco, after living 20 minutes away since 1998; it is about time! My goal is to grow and push myself daily.

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