G-Ma's First Dog... short story #1

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Sleepy Baby
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At the beach...
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Kisses Kisses
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Love'n the straw....
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His first doggie friend...Bubba
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Picnic  with family at the Beach...a beautiful day
Picnic with family at the Beach...a beautiful day | Source

MY LITTLE BEAR


Nothing was planned but the graduation for her grandson from high school...but God has His ways and this old woman, feeling lonely, just couldn't resist this baby French (mini) Poodle.Why? because she had to put her 17 year old cat down just a few months ago.


The poodle was so soft , sweet and had a sister along with a brother that still needed a home. Actually she saw his sister a chocolate brown ( not to common) poodle at the graduation party.


The family and friends that attended the party all encouraged G-Ma saying she needed company, something to get her active, something to help her not feel so lonely and alone, to keep her company. Even to talk too? Though she thought she was doing fine talking to herself.


G-Ma wondered how in the heck a dog could possibly do all the things they kept saying and why was she even considering this? Having had a few glasses of her favorite wine, in celebration of her grandson's High School graduation, she couldn't help hold the adorable puppy and smell that puppy breath feeling the soft hair of this chocolate brown poodle. She told them " I will maybe think about it when I have not been drinking wine, and I appreciate all your concern"...yeah sure, it was gonna cost her money from what savings she had , she was the one to train and put up with a baby puppy. Having been a child caregiver for 35 years she was aware of the fact that it would be a chore for a while...Hummmm?


G-Ma had every way out, but just couldn't seem to find the right one , so the plans were made for her friend and granddaughter to pick up the puppy (since it was a journey that was not convenient for G-Ma). Her sweet granddaughter kept the male puppy for 3 days till she could deliver him to his new home with G-Ma and she brought along her grandson (who was willing to build a pen for the puppy off of the back deck.) The reason for this was where G-Ma lives they have Raccoons, Eagles, Hawks and other critters to worry about.


In the few days G-Ma had before the puppy arrived she did a lot of research on the internet to find out what she could about caring for a dog. Also some of the information was found here on the HubPages...She was actually frantic about this adventure she had committed too, paying $400.00 dollars for a puppy???? she must be loosing her frigging mind...or maybe the wine effected her sanity?


Some how she was very excited about the week-end coming up and getting to meet this little male puppy.She had seen several adorable photo's from her granddaughter, Oh My!!! and she was not disappointed, love at first sight, and I might add, the love has grown every day since. First few days and nights were a bit hectic; her granddaughter had been very patient with this puppy and helped her G-Ma get it together. Understanding the signs the puppy had for potty time and eating time. How he liked to play and get into mischeif...toys he liked and the fact that he was 'carrier trained' (which was a big help) and still is.


About a week later G-Ma's sister came to visit from California , and she has a six year old Boston Terrier, named Bubba so "Little Bear" met his first dog friend ( his new name, cause he looks like a little bear). He was so happy , they got along just fine, after the older male dog let the younger one know who was in charge. Oh My Goodness, they ran all around the house, rolling, nipping, sharing toys and running to their owners for approval.


Was so fun to see and watch these creatures of God just being themselves, too bad more of us can't be so relaxed...who would believe a puppy dog could change one's life? could make one look so differently at what un-conditional love really is. My Guardian Angels definetely directed me to the best dog I could have chosen.

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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ

Hope you enjoy your friend for a long time. They are so much company.


dankendk 5 years ago

Wow... so cute...


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Cutters 5 years ago from South Carolina

Awww cool pup I first thought it was a small bear, cool looking dog! Hope you will have a good friend for a long time!


Lady_Tenaz 5 years ago

I loved it! I am so happy you have a new buddy! :-)


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Feline Prophet 5 years ago from India

Wine always brings good things! Wishing you both happy times! :)


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G-Ma Johnson 5 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

Becky Katz...Thank You he is so fun and so smart and makes me feel very happy...:O) Hugs G-Ma


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G-Ma Johnson 5 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

dankendk...Thanks...of course I think he is Cute as a button...as the old saying goes...:O) Hugs G-Ma


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G-Ma Johnson 5 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

Cutters..Yes I thought so too, hense the name Little Bear...as long as I am alive I reckon...:O) Hugs G-Ma


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G-Ma Johnson 5 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

Lady_Tenaz...Thanks and I am so happy too..never knew a dog could make one feel so loved...He is French...of course..LOL...:O) Hugs G-Ma


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G-Ma Johnson 5 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

Feline Prophet...HEE HEE isn't that the truth...Thanks...and the times get happier each day...:O) Hugs G-Ma


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Jackwms 5 years ago

Congratulations on the new addition. Family members and others are encouraging me to get a dog.


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pedrn44 5 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin

oh! what a great story told so very well. Enjoy your new friend:)


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G-Ma Johnson 5 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

Jackwms...well it is work,but I am alone and cannot tell you how much it has got me moving around. I am more active lost 5 lbs.(was not trying) and he is such a joy...Check into the type you can handle tho...I use a cane and my Little Bear is a very smart dog and it doesn't seem to bother him one bit. Poodle's I have found out are the 2nd smartest dogs....Best of luck...:O) Hugs G-Ma


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G-Ma Johnson 5 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

pedrn44...Thanks and I am planning to do a few more about our journey so far, so interesting...well to me anyways...since I have not been a Dog person always had cats...Never too late to learn new things I always say...:O) Hugs G-Ma


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

What a sweet story. Little Bear looks adorable and I particularly loved the photo of him with his first doggie friend, Bubba.

It was also good to "hear" the joy that adopting him has brought into your life.


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G-Ma Johnson 5 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

Happyboomernurse...thanks..I am so happy I did this...as I said "God works in many ways"...:O) Hugs G-Ma


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Great story, and voted that way!


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G-Ma Johnson 5 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

WillStarr ...well "Thank You" and such an honor to have your comment...No where near what you do...but then this is me and that is you...God Bless...:O) Hugs G-Ma


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cwarden 5 years ago from USA

Aww, what a wonderful story! It's amazing what dogs do for us. Thanks for sharing your story. :) Voted up!


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G-Ma Johnson 5 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

cwarden....Thanks and it is so true...i am so enjoying the training classes...that are really for ME...:O) Hugs G-Ma


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

Your pup is adorable and I hope you enjoy him for years. This is a great story.


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G-Ma Johnson 5 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

Pamela99..Nice to meet you my dear...and Thank you... so far so good...:O) Hugs G-Ma


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

My first thought in the first picture was how much like a little bear she looked, so the naming was very good! (There is a cartoon "Little Bear" have you seen it? It is so easy to get attached to these loving babies. May you both have long life.


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G-Ma Johnson 4 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

Jackie Lynnley..Thanks my dear and Yes that is actually what gave me the idea...when I did childcare we watched that a lot.:O) Hugs G-Ma


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oliversmum 4 years ago from australia

G-Ma Johnson Hi.

Oh what a beautiful story.

You will be together for a long,long time.

Unconditional (animal) love does not come in a better package, they are so loyal and protective of there owners.

He is just so handsome and the photographs are wonderful.

Thanks for sharing him with us.I thoroughly enjoyed reading about him.:):)


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G-Ma Johnson 4 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

oliversmum ...Thank you...Yes they are wonderful pets....I just never knew...God Bless..:O) hugs G-Ma


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sonia05 4 years ago from india

G-Ma, thank for sharing this amazing story! The pictures are lovely showing your real cute dog. It speaks for friendship,love and companionship. Dogs are great pets and eventually turn into great friends. I have a pet dog too, a labrador. He is four years old and I just love him dearly and I believe that he loves me too.

Its really nice to meet you here on hubpages and looking forward to reading more of your hubs!


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G-Ma Johnson 4 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

sonia05..Well Thank you my dear and is a pleasure to meet you too. Yes he has become such a dear companion already...I am just amazed at how smart and sensitive dogs are...Have a great day...:O) Hugs G-Ma


Connie 4 years ago

I love reading your stories.Yes,a dog does change our way of thinking.Thanks for the story!!


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G-Ma Johnson 4 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

Connie...Thanks I am glad you do...and yes they sure do affect us...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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