Time to Cry Tuesday – The Joy of Puppies

Yeh, pretty corny post title. And yes, I have become that weird girl that posts pictures of puppies on her Facebook page. And I am damn proud of it.

For those who are not regular readers, I lost my best friend on earth almost 8 weeks ago. Mel, my Lab of almost 13 years, died suddenly and took me down. I literally cried for 3 weeks.

And then I stopped.

I realized, I am a dog person. As simple as that. I am not the type of person who can walk into their house and not have a four-legged heartbeat burst with joy at the site of me. Let’s face it, I am a canine-induced egomaniac. And I am not embarrassed to say that life without that unconditional love was simply too hard for me. This does not mean I am over the loss of Mel. Or that I could ever replace her. It is more a testament to what an amazing dog she was that I needed to have another right away.

So I would like to introduce you all to the next chapter in my dog-loving life:

Iko Iko Levinson.

For those who are music fans or hail from New Orleans, you will say things like, ‘Hey now’ or ‘cool’ or ‘which version, Dr. John or the Grateful Dead?‘ Or if you are a real music fan, ‘The Dixie Cups

If you are not a music fan, click this link to read about the song and it’s lore, and click the artists above to hear all the versions.

She has been home with us only a couple of days but we have already learned this one undeniable truth:

It is simply impossible to be sad in the presence of a puppy.



Filed under Iko, mel, pets, Time to Cry Tuesdays

19 responses to “Time to Cry Tuesday – The Joy of Puppies

  1. Sorry for the loss of your Mel.
    Happy that you have a puppy to love. She’s a lucky girl!
    My kitties scampering around the house make it hard for me to be sad, too.

  2. J.

    That may be the cutest puppy ever.
    In regard to puppeh’s name, I’ve always been fond of this version by the Belle Stars. (She even has the same color hair as your Iko Iko.)

  3. She is so cute. I’m sure there’s PLENTY room in your heart for Mel AND Iko. xoxo Looking forward to watching Iko grow!

  4. Joanne Florin

    What is it about a puppy that makes you feel so good? I thought about her all day yesterday. She’s so adorable and sweet. I may have to stop by and get another fix today.

  5. So, so true! and what a gorgeous girl!

  6. margi

    Gaah…he’s adorable!! So sorry for your sudden loss after 13 years. His purity, love and nobility just jump out at me. I may have to call him King Iko.

    Listened to the Dixie Cups version. He’s not a pup, “he’s a lovin’ machine…..”

  7. Ivy Mindlin

    She is beautiful in pictures and in person. I want to know how you got her t pose. In the half hour I was there she didn’t stop for a second, unless of course she was sleeping.

  8. Neal

    Too Fucking Cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Very happy for you, Z.
    Enjoy Iko Iko!!!

  9. I’m a little concerned…judging by the pictures and your posts, I’m not sure that puppy is getting enough love!! Hahahaha!! : )) Seriously, though, I’m so happy for you and your family…she is a cuuutie!! T.

  10. You know … I’ve never been on a blog. Very nice way to communicate. Wow … what a beeeuuuutiful puppy. Where in the world did you get her??? Ha!

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