Friday, June 24, 2011

Honeeeeey I'm Hooome!

Happy PINK Saturday everyone!
I know I'm reaching a little bit on the PINK theme but I've been gone so long and I have lots to share, so I hope you'll cut me a little slack this one time!

We left two weeks ago to attend my youngest dd's college graduation in Ohio. It was a wonderful day and we are so proud of her! 
 She graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. This Fall she will begin a two year program to be certified as a translator in American Sign Language then she plans to pursue a Masters in Music Therapy. 
 Oh to be so young and have your whole future ahead of you!

And while we were in Ohio, 
we picked up the newest addition to our family. 
 Meet Bella! Isn't that the cutest little PINK tongue! 

Poor little Bella has been through the mill, literally and figuratively. 
She was born in a puppy mill in New York where she spent the first eleven months of her life. She was then taken to a horrible dog auction. 
 This chain was welded around her neck for the auction and shows her auction number and USDA tag. 
If it weren't for the wonderful rescue group HALO, she would have been sold to another puppy mill where she would have spent the rest of her life in a wire cage forced to continuously breed. 
 There's that cute PINK tongue again!
Bella is a purebred Havanese and turned one year old in April. After she was rescued from the auction, she spent the next two months at her foster Mom's, learning how to be a pup and how to trust humans. I have wanted a Havanese for a long time so when Chipper passed away in April, I decided to see if there was a Havanese rescue and thus discovered HALO. She is the sweetest little thing and is learning so fast. 
 When she was rescued her beautiful coat had been shaved down almost to the skin and she only weighed 10 pounds, as you can see in the pictures HALO took of her. 
But she has already gained two pounds and her hair is starting to grow in. She has quickly learned how to walk on a leash and has only had two "accidents" in the house. 
 Everyday she makes me laugh as she grabs my slippers and adds them to her collection of stuffed animals on the couch. 
You can read more about HALO at their website
And please stop by How Sweet the Sound for more inspiring PINK posts!


  1. A wonderful post sharing two different loves in your life.

  2. Congratulations on your daughter's graduation and on her future plans and welcome to your new family member. I have horrible allergies to dogs but I have a friend who has a Havanese and I'm not bothered at all. Such a sweet face! You're pretty cute yourself Nan! Happy Summer!

  3. Happy Pink Saturday NanE Sweetie...
    What a beautiful share today. Congratulations to your DD. What a wonderful celebration. I love it that she is going to go to a program and learn sign. How exciting. My little grand daughter is 11 years old, and she signs quite well. She was book taught, and she took up sign when I lost most of my speaking voice last year. I keep trying to speak, and she has excelled in signing. In fact, one day at an amusement park, she saw a Dad signing to his daughter on a ride, so my grand daughter joined in the conversation, and the Dad was so tickled, he asked if DG was deaf as well, as she signed so well. He was tickled to hear her story, and his daughter was tickled to meet a new friend. What a small world we live in.

    Love your newest addition. How absolutely precious Halo is. She is so perfect, just look at her little face. She talks does she not? I can't wait to see additional updates on her. Give her a BIG hug from Phoenix.

    Have a glorious weekend sweetie. Happy Pink Saturday to you. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  4. Congratulations on your daughter's graduation and your new addition is adorable. So much of a change from the first picture to the current picture. Have a great weekend A Missouri Friend.

  5. I adopted a Havanese in March. Similar background and I got him from a rescue group too. Aren't they just the best? Bella is adorable, and a very lucky pup. So are you! Auntbeth54 (Blogger won't let me sign on as Google)

  6. Wonderful to see our kids graduation.
    Lucky doggie there being picked by your family!!

  7. Congratulations on your daughter's graduation (you must be so proud!) and also on the adorable new addition (what a cutie - and what a story). So glad you were able to rescue her.

    Happy Pink Saturday and a hug from the UK!

  8. congratulations on your daughter's graduation!! and my this is such a beautiful pink post... have a beautiful weekend!!

  9. Congratulations on your daughter's college graduation! I agree -- to be so young... :)

    And Bella -- OMGgosh she is beautiful!!! What unique coloring!! I am so thrilled for you! Havs have the most incredible personalities. I'm looking forward to more posts about Bella!

    We call Holly the "cat-dog" as she loves to walk along the top of things like the back of the couch or tries to sit on the top of chairs. Funny!

  10. A pink tongue is entirely appropriate for PS and what a beautiful puppy.
    there is nothing like a dog to love and to love you back.
    wishing you many years of happiness together,

  11. I'd say bless you for saving your Bella's life, but then she will bless you a thousand times over. Love your blog title and the blog, too! Am now your follower.

  12. Rescue dogs are the most sweetest of all. I just wish these puppy farms would get whats coming to them. Your Bella is a delight and I am sure she will thrive under you love.
    Congrats to you daughter and may the future hold everything she wants.

  13. Congratulations on your daughters graduation! my daughter was a music major also. she is presently teaching vocal music at a school nearby, but is looking for another job. had a interview friday and got called right back to come in next week for another interview! fingers crossed and say a prayer! she really needs this job!
    LOVE your new puppy. What a sweet little thing. I hate to be hateful, but i hate people that mistreat animals.. seriously!
    Anways.. before I go any further off on a tangent, I hope you have a great weekend!

  14. Bella is beautiful! I am so happy you have her. I know she is going to have a happy home with you. We have a bolognese which is very similar to the havanese. They are so sweet. Enjoy your new baby! Twyla

  15. Happy Pink saturday and Congratulations on your beautiful daughters graduation! So many wonderful things you shared! Bella is darling and I can see why it must have been love at first sight! The pink tongue is the perfect pink for this PS and a very happy share! I'm so happy for you that you found her, she is perfect! Hugs sweet nan and Blessings sent your way for many happy years with Bella in her new home! XOXO Marilou

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