Feb 15, 2021

We got two chocolates for Valentines Day

Actually milk chocolate and dark chocolate mixed with tan.

We just want to let you know that Colin and I had twins, born on January 4th. It was not planned 😳 We had spoken with our breeder sometime in November and discovered that there was a two year waitlist for new puppies. We were still not ready to make to make a commitment. So decided to wait and see how Covid was expressing itself by March or April before we made a decision to put our name on the list. We received a phone call on January 8th. Cindy’s personal dachshund had just had three female pups and she was offering us two, the pick of the litter. We were very surprised and it took a while to wrap our heads around it. We were not expected to make a decision until their eyes opened which gave us a bit more time to think it through.

We lost Carmeh and Caeli the end of March 2017. We couldn’t bring ourselves to get the same colour as the last four doxies and with the offer of chocolate and tan pups, our hearts opened. When these two get home it will be just four weeks and five days short of being without a dog for four years.  A very long time.  But we are ready.  Covid has shown us that time is short and it is unlikely that we will be returning to Europe for a few years.

As we had given everything dog related away to either the Animal Shelter in Mazatlan or to the SPCA here in Kelowna, we needed to start from scratch. So what did we do first, go shopping of course. I kept saying, that if we don’t get the twins that we can always take everything back. Of course deep down we knew that we would take them. They are not in our home yet and already they are very spoiled. They are already enrolled in puppy training classes 😎

This photo was taken at five days old on January 9th. Eyes are closed and you can see the umbilical cord.

Click on this link for a short video ( less than a minute ) taken at two weeks. Turn up your sound.

This is Ciela at three weeks.

This is Ciela at three weeks.

This is Carlie at three weeks on January 19th.

And at four weeks.

Ciela taken today @ six weeks.

And Carlie.

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31 responses so far

31 Responses to “We got two chocolates for Valentines Day”

  1. SandyM says:

    OMGoodness……Puppy Love……how very sweet.

  2. Cindy says:

    The word is out! Lol again congrats and can’t wait for snuggles! Soooo cute! ??

  3. Trish says:

    Is it just me or is there no video? Gorgeous pups!

  4. Sandie says:

    I’m in tears. They are beyond precious. Our Skitz is having some pretty bad days but time is not yet. So I’m excited to see the adventures of Ciela and Carlie.

  5. Jim and Barb says:

    Very cute! As you know, we are in the same boat. Barb has started looking, she does not think she can get the same breed so we are looking at Pugs and French Bulldogs although they need to be a different color than Daisy as we cannot look at is as a replacement but rather a whole new adventure all together.

  6. Kelly Florence says:

    This is FABULOUS news !

  7. Cat in KC, MO says:

    So happy for you guys!! They ARE adorable!! 🙂

  8. Contessa and Colin,
    So, the (cat) err the dog is out of the bag, so to speak ;-)) I know it is very hard now to wait for the little ones and I hope the trip to get them will happen without problems. We here in southern Ontario just got dumped with a load of snow and no snowplough in sight as of yet.
    I bet your house and you are ready to welcome the little rascals and I will understand if you are too busy to write any posts for a while. Make sure to take lots of pictures to show us. We are happy for you!

  9. susan maynard says:

    Oh lucky puppies and lucky you. Unconditional love the beat kind. So happy for all of you cheers

  10. livingrichonthecheap says:

    OMG they are adorable, congrats! I can’t imagine living without Buddy, four years is a long time to be dogless.

  11. Maxx Trails says:

    So adorable, we can’t wait to meet them both 🙂

  12. Robert says:

    congrats I new you would give in, like we did 5 years ago with Aimy when you are a dog person it for life

  13. phyllis Schmitz says:

    So happy for you…..they are perfect.

  14. Nancy & Doug Beglaw says:

    Absolutely lovely. I am so very happy for you!!!! Can hardly wait for the girlies to arrive home. Sometimes your heart just has to heal……

  15. Linda Sand says:

    They are adorable!

  16. Dolores says:

    Oh my gosh!!!! My heart is so very full…. So glad u r both opening up to these sweeties…. So cute/beautiful.. can’t wait to hear your stories on the new household.. wonder what it will b like potty training in the he snow??
    Happy, happy,

  17. Paul says:

    We are thrilled for you! Can’t wait to meet them!!!

  18. Jannose says:

    Wow, that is quite the commitment. But being dog lovers I am sure you will enjoy them. Puppies are always cute.

  19. Rae says:

    Aaaah. That is cute.

    You are definitely going to have your hands full!

    Crazy that travelling so close as Lethbridge is such a big deal right now!

  20. Ken says:

    Wow, what a wonderful news release. Thanks for the heads up email, much appreciated. You must both be so happy for the pups but equally sad for the lost future European adventures. You must send coming home first pics.

  21. Janet & Grant says:

    Ah, lucky you! They are soooo cute. I think it will add so much joy to your and Colin’s world right now. You will forgot all about the pandemic and have so much fun! We are very happy for you! I have also been thinking seriously about adding a dog to our life but until we decide what we are going to be doing in the way of travel I am not in a big hurry. At least with the motor home you can just take them with you. Flying a pet just adds a whole different kind of stress. I keep thinking that if we were in Mexico now and still had Boo and then trying to come back to Canada with all the new regulations and flights being cancelled it would be a nightmare.
    We see a couple walking 2 doxies quite often and Grant always says “who does that remind you of?”

    I will be checking your blog for new pictures and updates.

  22. Roger and Susie LaRose says:

    Adorable.. We sure miss having a pet .. Love the brown. Last puppy adopted? Enjoy !

  23. Catheline says:

    Oh my goodness, they are so cute. You must be dying in anticipation of their arrival. I’m so happy for you. Looking forwarded to seeing their development.

    God bless,

    Love reading your blog

  24. You’ve been holding out on us, but congratulations, they’re precious.

  25. Congratulations on the new adoptions.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It’s about time.

  26. Ferne says:

    Congrats on the pups……. Cant wait to see them… huggs to them, pats to you.

  27. Karen says:

    Oh good lord Contessa you have put a smile back to my face and heart. Your girls are adorable.I am so excited and happy for you both, what joy they will bring to you and what absolutely perfect time for them to come into your life I’m excited for you and the new daily joy you will receive. Congratulations goes out to the new proud parents what a beautiful family.

  28. Sharon says:

    Congratulations! They are very sweet! You will be having lots of fun and activity very soon! Enjoy!

  29. Diane & John says:

    Thanks for sharing, they are heart warming. Lake Lane will enjoy having them I’m sure. Happy for you.

  30. Jean says:

    Oh they are so beautiful, so happy for you!

  31. Linda & Russel says:

    Congrats on the new babies!

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