Sweetness on four legs

I was in the middle of doing some pre-spring gardening work on Saturday when Arjan told me to “get ready we’re going shopping”. Panic… I was dressed for GAR-DE-NING!!! Didn’t he see that?  There was to be no discussion.
So a shower and some interrogative style questions later we were off…

Just to give you an idea of the conversation that followed:

-Me: Is it in Antwerp?   A: Not in the city centre exactly?
-A: I should empty the trunk of the car first.   Me: Seriously??how big is it anyway?
-Me: Shouldn’t we drop off the kids at my parent’s? (thinking we were getting a lamp or chair and dreading the idea of three kids in a design store!)
-A: Don’t worry, kids are allowed
-Me: Do I look worried? – followed by a very fake smile.

It went on for a while and I must have looked like I had a giant question mark over my head! I was in agony – seriously.

But I was not to worry… for the gift my amazingly sweet husband had in store was a puppy!!!  The little baby Shi Tzu that I had been wishing for for so long.

And there she was…  looking.right.at.me.

Meet …Willow –  The puppy who stole my heart! Not only was she the perfect birthday gift, she is a gift to all of us.

PS: Arjan.. I love you and sorry for calling you sweet on here but you are totally sweet and amazing, so get over it. I WOOF you! ;-) Oh and gardening is totally dorky and I love it. So there!

  • Jennifer

    2 February, 2011 at 4:37 pm Reply

    OMG she is sooooooooooo cute – I could steal hear right from you. What a great birthday gift !

    • Tanja

      2 February, 2011 at 4:39 pm Reply

      Thank you Jennifer, she’s such a good little pup!

  • Natalie

    2 February, 2011 at 4:45 pm Reply

    Ohhhhhhhh cuteness OVERLOAD! she is absolutely gorgeous, and utterly adorable!! A fabulous birthday gift…hope she has a passport for NL ;-)

  • Inge

    2 February, 2011 at 4:46 pm Reply

    Tanja, wat een onwijs schattig beestje, zo lief en kijkt zo onschuldig!! Wat een lief kado, maar beseft hij wel dat hij nu minder aandacht krijgt ;-)

  • anouschka

    2 February, 2011 at 4:59 pm Reply

    Oh.my.gosh. I’m dying over here!!! Playdate SOON!!!!! xoxo

    • Tanja

      2 February, 2011 at 5:12 pm Reply

      She actually took her first trip across the border yesterday! And she is totally up for play dates! Can’t wait!

  • Vinita

    2 February, 2011 at 5:13 pm Reply

    Oh my goodness..that first image!! *LOVE* Tooo sweettt!

  • Katrien

    2 February, 2011 at 5:39 pm Reply

    Tanja, ge verdient het!!! Zo iets schattig naast een immer vrolijk baasje! Geniet ervan!

  • wendy

    3 February, 2011 at 7:35 pm Reply

    Woofy birthday to you! What a cutie!!! You deserve it. And I do mean both: cutiepie willow and sweetypie Arjan ;) x

  • damon

    9 February, 2011 at 10:05 am Reply

    wowowoowow almost the sweetest dog i ever seen (after my biri) hahaha !! love it !

    • Tanja

      9 February, 2011 at 3:05 pm Reply

      Awww, Damon the girls have to meet soon!

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