Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Sweet Little Faces

Hello, Dear Friends, I would like to introduce you
to the newest member of the family, 'Kai'. 

Many of you know that we lost our beloved Border Collie, 
Champ, in January. 

Since then I had been pet-sitting for my daughter's
two mini-dachshunds, Peanut and Weenie Baby
until Jennie could save for and buy a home
of her own. 
Weenie Baby has recovered nicely from her surgery, 
although it was a little rough for her and 
I had to take her back and forth to the veterinarian 4 times. 
(Some sleepless nights, too)
Now that they are all back together, I knew it 
was time to find a companion for Whitey Bear. 

I was fortunate to find this little fellow. 
His young master had to make the brave and difficult 
decision to give him up due to changing
life's circumstances, and wanted a home
in the country so that Kai could have the freedom
he was unable to provide. 

Here he is in Whitey Bear's too big harness
 after our first morning walk, 
holding a treat. It took much coaxing and soothing
to help him through the separation process, and we had 
a sleepless night, but things are going well today
and Whitey Bear and Kai are bonding nicely. 

Even the cats are comfortable with him. 

After all the excitement he is all tuckered out
 and sound asleep on the deck.

Both dogs are American Eskimo. 

Sweet, sociable, curious, playful, and highly intelligent, 
this breed needs lots of room to run 
and lots of stimulation to keep them from getting bored. 
And a good grooming schedule! 

We look forward to many happy adventures together, 
and his young master is welcome to visit any time. 

Just look at that sweet face! 

We promise to take very good care of 
this little cutie-pie! 


I know I have not been keeping up with all of 
you lately. Life has been catching up with me! 
Hopefully this week I can get back on track. 

I've missed you! 


  1. Hi Karen,

    How beautiful your sweet dogs are and yes, the sweetest faces. Kai is lucky to have found your lovely home and glad that all your pets are settling in together.
    Great that Weenie Baby has recovered from the surgery - love the photo of them behind the gate.
    Enjoy the week

  2. What a sweet puppy! It's good that he is adjusting. Those are beautiful dogs. We are cat people - have never had a dog, but sometimes we say if we did, this or that one would be nice:)
    Have a great week!

  3. He does have a very sweet face not seen around here I guess our weather is too hot and humid for them.

  4. Karen, your new dog is precious, and such a beauty. I've always wanted a white dog like this, but as you said, they need lots of room to roam, and that just wouldn't work in our smaller house and back yard. I guess I'll just have to get my doggie love through your posts haha. What a warm welcome to your family. He is sweet.


  5. Karen- He is just beautiful!!!! We had a Samoyed when our kids were little and he was one of the best dogs we ever had. They are so gentle and sweet. When we got him he was just a tiny pup and we went out to cut a Christmas tree and took him along. He about scared us to death because he went running off into the deep snow and would sink and we couldn't find him for a few minutes. You will LOVE that new little guy! xo Diana

  6. Dearest Kai,
    Congrats on your new baby! How sweet hat face is and so happy to read he's getting along so well with Whitey Bear and with the cats. It must be traumatic for any pet to be separated from the human parent they loved... But he will be very much loved and that will help!
    So happy for you.

  7. Hello, Whitey bear and Kai are so cute together. I am glad Weenie Baby has recovered too. Your doggies have a loving home. Congrats on your new pup! Have a happy day!

  8. Missed you too friend! I am so glad that you were able to find this sweetie to add to your family! Such an adorable puppy Karen! And I am glad that Weenie Baby is doing well too! Have a great week my friend!!! Nicole xoxo

  9. What a great addition to your canine family! Glad to hear Weenie Baby is recovering!

  10. Well done you, to give a home to this lovely dog. How fortunate that your other dog has accepted him. I'm sure you will all have lots of great times together.

  11. Gosh if I was the previous owner I'd be so delighted to know Kai is in a new loving home. Looks like you're all going to get along just swell!
    Wren x

  12. So adorable and sweet indeed Karen! You know very well how to treat your pets, I have no doubt on this.So happy for you!
    A warm hug

  13. Hi Karen,
    I'm thinking his previous owner knew he could not give Kai what he needed to be truly healthy and, therefore, happy. He's such a looker! I hope he has many happy years in your household and brings you deep joy.
    xxoo, m & jb

  14. Hi dear friend !! Sus perros sin muy bonitos .. Que tenga buenas y bendecidas noches

  15. What a lovely new addition to your home, and this new pup will soon find that he has arrived in dog heaven.

  16. such a cutie he is, congrats on your new family member, I am sure the young man is thankful for him to have a good new home!

  17. Welcome handsome Kai!! He looks like such a sweetie!!! And he couldn't ask for a more perfect home to run and enjoy life and be loved up by such wonderful people. I have no doubt he'll be very happy in his new home and with his new buddy Whitey Bear.

    Blessings to you All xoxo

  18. I can see with the two dogs that you have to either do a lot of regular brushing or have a good groomer! sweeties!

  19. welcome to your new pup! glad the boys are getting along and the cats, too! awesome!

  20. That's a wonderful story. And I am not from the south, but this moves me to say, "Bless your heart!" :)

  21. Now that is a face I could love! I am a cat person but every once in a while I see a dog I just know I could love. I will have to remember the American Eskimo doggies if we ever move back to the country. We live in the village now so it just wouldn't work. They look so soft and cuddly!

  22. Dear Karen,
    oh what a sweet looking face! Kai is such a lovely dog and I am happy , that Whity got a freind now! I am sure, they both will have lots of fun together!
    You never will forget Champ, he is always in your hearts! but, it is wonderful to give another lovely dog a home , filled with so much love and care!
    Have a wonderful time together!
    Sending Love and hugs and blessings, dear friend,
    Claudia xo

  23. Dear Karen,
    a very very warm welcome to this sweeeeety! What a lovely fellow he is. You know I'm an absolutely dog lover!
    Happy days

  24. Awww sweet blessings to you for being the caretaker of your newest family member, Kai. It's so nice for Whitey Bear to have a pal to hang out with.

  25. Oh Karen, what a blessing and joy for you! My, what a cutie patootie! :) I know your newsest addition will be loved and pampered because you have such a beautiful and giving heart, my friend.

    Happy day to you! Hugs!

  26. Welcome to Kai! What a cute dog and hopefully a great playmate for Whitey. I'm sure they'll become best of friends. I'm glad the former owner will be able to come visit Kai too. He must miss him. I'm glad Weanie Baby is recovering and hopefully doing much better.

  27. What a cutie, and a perfect new companion for Whitey Dog.

  28. Kai is gorgeous and how very gracious you are in extending an invitation to the former owner to come visit.

    I have a feeling that Champ is smiling, approvingly down from heaven knowing that you have saved sweet Kai and are providing a loving, safe home as you had for him all those years.

    Wishing you and Kai many years of love and companionship!

    Marilyn (in Dallas)

  29. He is beautiful- and has the prettiest coat. I can imagine that would take a lot of combing out!

  30. Super happy all is going well at your part of the world.. What wonderful new -- you are such a dear to open your home to a new addition to your homestead - your life!! Can a male dog be pretty - wink! Thanks for sharing - missing you...

  31. So cute dogs! Pretty pictures!

  32. Very, very sweet indeed. Kai is one lucky dog. It's great that his first owner can come see him. Having a new addition to the family must also be a lot of work, so look after yourself too!

  33. Congratulations on the arrival of Kai, he's darling. I miss my (Rebel) - American Eskimo's are such sweet dogs.

  34. Oh Karen! Kai is a real beauty!! I'm so glad that you were able to find the perfect companion for Whitey. Whitey must be very happy to have a look-alike friend to romp through the trails with you. This is good news indeed after the sudden loss of Champ. You must be very content again.

  35. Hi Karen, sorry I haven't been stopping by. As you know, I like you, have been settling in a little furry friend. It really takes it out of you doesn't it. So rewarding though! Enjoy your wonderful new life little Kia xx


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