For the last 3 months I have been imagining what our family might look like as it grows. At the same time, we began transitioning into our new neighbourhood and home in Etobicoke. It soon became clear that our dog was no longer a puppy and would benefit from having another canine companion. Khailee will celebrate her 2nd birthday at the end of April and now seemed like the perfect time to welcome another to our pack.
I had originally been in search of a male shih tzu to adopt but it seems the universe had other plans for us. We met a litter of 5 (all girls except for one boy). I immediately fell in love with him (boys are so charming) but as Mike and I looked on, we realized that the eldest girl had become enamored with Khailee. (No surprise there. EVERYONE loves Khailee.)
Enter Winnie – an 8 week-old, 3 and 3/4 pound black-and-white furball with a pink- speckled nose. She was named for the season in which she was born (winter), my hometown and, (besides Charlotte) possibly the greatest non-human literary character of all time.
This little one is already a fabulous fit with our family. We’re all excited about the adventures mini Winnie will bring to our lives.
A.A. Milne wrote: “Sometimes,’ said Pooh, ‘the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” So true.