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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Furry Friends Linky Party!

Sandy, at Soaring Through Second, is having a Furry Friends Linky Party and Giveaway. I love my furry friends (and everyone else's, too) so I am definitely going to take advantage of this party! If you would like to link up, too, please click on the image below.

I am proudly owned by two of the cutest yorkies. This is Max:

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I rescued him when he was 11 months old. He just turned 9 last month. Sadly, he was neglected and abused by his first family. They paid a lot of money for him at a puppy mill store and then they just left him outside, tied up, in the hot Florida sun. A neighbor witnessed this neglect and abuse and told me about it because she knew I loved animals and would do something about it. She stole got the dog for me and I've been owned my him ever since. He had double sets of teeth, a tape worm, fleas, and only weighed 3 pounds. After a week with me, he doubled his body weight. He is one of the cutest little yorkies I have ever seen. Unfortunately, I was never able to housebreak him (and I am really good at it!) He thinks my entire house is his toilet. He is also shy around strangers and very protective of me. I can't really trust him all the time with other people. But, they understand that it is because all he went through in the first 11 months of his life. He has some medical issues and had to have bladder stones removed. That was a tough surgery and he had to stay at the hospital for 3 nights. His recovery was a little longer than most. Everyone loved him and I think he was held the whole time! Here are a few more pics of my little Maxie:

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Then, there's Buddy. He's my big boned yorkie, weighing it at 9 pounds. Poor guy tore his ACL last summer and had to have surgery. His recovery was really long, but he is doing very well now. I don't allow him to jump anymore and, at almost 10 years old, he is a bit stiff. But he is a LOVE! Check him out:

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Yup, he loves to hide from the camera. He is a little stinker.

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He also loves to put his paws on your face and plant big, wet, juicy kisses! 

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But, his favorite thing to do is sleep in Max's little bed. 

I think the next picture sums them up really well:


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So, what have I learned from Buddy and Max. A lot! I have learned to..


Live simply.


Love generously.


Care deeply.


Speak kindly.

Take naps.


Stretch before rising.


Run, romp, and play daily.


Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.


When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.


Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.


Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. Stop when you have had enough.


Be loyal.


Never pretend to be something you're not.
*Quoted from The Daily Puppy

Thanks for looking and for listening. I look forward to seeing pictures of all your furry friends and reading about their little antics!
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19 comments:

  1. I love yorkies! Your friends are precious, thanks for sharing! :)

    Casey
    Second Grade Math Maniac Blog

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    1. Thanks so much, Casey! Charlie and Jasmine are adorable, as well!

      Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
      Teaching With Love and Laughter

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  2. That's just too much cuteness!!!! So glad your friend "got" Max for you! I can't understand people who don't take care of animals! Buddy in the little bed is hilarious!!! :) I bought 2 identical beds for our dog and cat, and placed them under our sofa table and I had to move them apart because our cat would stretch out across both beds!! She's a little greedy!!

    Live Laugh and Love to Learn

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! I should clarify that he wasn't really stolen. Well, he was, but then she returned him and convinced them to willingly give him up.

      I literally laughed out loud when I read your story about the beds. I can just imagine. I don't bother buying more than one toy at a time because even if I bought 20, they would still want the same one! Frick and Frack!

      Thanks again!
      Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
      Teaching With Love and Laughter

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  3. Oh my goodness I absolutely loved this post- so many things about it!!! I love this pictures (and the glitter words!) I love that you rescued little Max....(have you seen those bumper stickers that say 'Who rescued who?'- I think that a lot :) I love that you say 'I am proudly owned by' because I feel the SAME way about mine. And I LOVE what they've taught you! Thank you for sharing Max and Buddy! Adorable pictures!!!

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    1. Sandy, thanks so much for the kind words. I shutter when I think of what would have happened to Max had my friend not seen what he was going through. I just wish I could help all of our furry friends in distress. And, yes, I am DEFINITELY owned by my two yorkies! They certainly live a very sweet life!

      Thanks again!
      Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
      Teaching With Love and Laughter

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  4. Your post made me tear up(a little). What sweet little babies you have:)

    Aloha,
    Corinna
    Surfin' Through Second

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    1. Thanks so much Corinna! Hina and Miyu are adorable. I enjoyed reading all about them!

      Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
      Teaching With Love and Laughter

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  5. I LOVE your pictures. And how lucky is little Max that you took him under your wing and loved him all up. The two of them together look like trouble . Ha ha:)

    Barbara
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers

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    1. You got that right, Barbara! Double Trouble!! I bet your Max is way better behaved than my Max! LOL!
      Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
      Teaching With Love and Laughter

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  6. Max and Buddy are great dogs! Max sure is a lucky little guy to have someone so wonderful to love! So glad that Buddy is doing much better! I'm your newest follower! I've linked up to the party too, so come by for a visit and meet Miss Maggie Bleu!

    Furbaby Blessings,
    Rebecca

    The Teacher's Chatterbox

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    1. I just met Maggie and think that she is just too cute! Thanks so much for sharing your pictures and for looking at Buddy and Max! I'm your newest follower!

      Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
      Teaching With Love and Laughter

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  7. Your puppies sure have been through a lot. Thank goodness you found Max- poor little guy. He's just adorable and so lucky to have you.
    I'm glad I found your blog. I'm your newest follower.
     Chrissy

    First Grade Found Me

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    1. Thanks so much Chrissy! Your little furbabies are so cute and cuddly! Thanks for finding my blog! Now, I'm your newest follower!

      Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
      Teaching With Love and Laughter

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  8. Love anything with dogs! My dogs are my kids! Thank you for your great ideas! I am new to blogger and I am loving it! If you are interested in integrating technology into your classroom, maybe you could stop by my blog! I am your newest follower!

    Thank you,
    Mindy

    iintegratetechnology@blogspot.com

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    1. Welcome to my blog, Mindy. I'm on my way over to yours! I'm always looking for ways to integrate technology. Thanks for the invite!

      Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
      Teaching With Love and Laughter

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  9. So cute!!! How can you not love that face!!!
    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties
    bakteach16@gmail.com

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    1. It's virtually impossible! LOL! Thanks for commenting!

      Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
      Teaching With Love and Laughter

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  10. Thank you for popping in on my blog today! I wish I had seen this Fur Baby sharing post of yours :) I have two English Bullies and four cats! You can see them on my profile :) Love those sweet yorkies! So funny how they act like children too isn't it? My bullies are Mozart (red/white), and Olivia (brindle)
    Maggie

    Maggie’s Kinder Corner

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