Five years ago we were married and were given the most precious gift by our pastor, our Bichon Frise, and we named her Penne. Penne is a special dog who loves unconditionally and even in her defiant moments, is still the cutest dog that melts our hearts.
From the moment we brought her home she has given us unconditional love and faithfulness. Like most Bichons she can be very spiteful and often gets into things that are not meant for her. She is not the best listener and we often have to call her numerous times before she stops ignoring us. But that, I have heard, is the nature of the Bichon. She is playful, loves company and children especially, and faithfully waits by the window for us to come home.
When we first got her, she fit in the palm of my husband’s hand. Barely 5 pounds and just the sweetest thing you could ever come home to, she immediately became a part of our family. Perfect timing as 5 years later, we are complete “empty nesters” so we look forward to spending much of our time with her and spoiling our little “child”.
When we first tried to train her using the pee pad, she just thought it was another mat or blanket to sleep or sit on. She always loved to make herself comfortable on the pee pad but never did anything on it. She now has at least 3 blankets and probably 5 beds around the house. Whenever I buy a new mat or throw rug, she immediately takes it over thinking its hers of course.
There is no greater love than the love of a dog. It is unconditional and loyal. We have many outside friends and acquaintances that we plan events with. Your dog’s entire life centers around you. It is a feeling that cannot be explained and can never be duplicated. I never thought I would have another dog when I lost my mini-schnauzer 7 years ago, but Penne has added to that void in my life. You never forget your pet and how they made you feel.
I sincerely hope that you have the opportunity to have this kind of special love in your life. It cannot be compared to any other love, yet it such an addition to your life and I truly believe it adds quality and years to your own life.