Joined Dec 28 2012
I've raised 2 Pomeranians, my first being a rescue dog I named "Buddy". He was old and had only a couple of years left. I made sure they were the best years of his life. The condition he was in when I adopted him was a direct result of neglect. His teeth were in such bad shape that he had developed an infection that moved into his eyes, ears and nose. He was left with some hearing damage and visual imparement. With training he learned to work around these. I was so impressed by the intelligence of the breed that I decided that I would get another Pomeranian after his passing.
Not being able to find another Pomeranian available in my area I bought a Shih Tzu, named Desi. She was a joy and my constant companion until her death due to liver problems associated with her advancing age. I had gotten married and had a daughter while I had Desi. My daughter was so heart broken I had to find her another companion/ playmate (only child) and found a Pomeranian puppy, a very small little red sable we named Rosie. She was born with a heart murmur and passed away on Thanksgiving Day of this year. She was almost 13 years old.
There was a huge void in our lives after Rosie's death. My husband and I shopped long and hard for a Pomeranian pup and was impressed with the puppies available at Parker's Precious Pomeranians. He wanted a Blue Merle Pom. I fell in love with Fran the moment I saw her. She was born only days before the passing of my Rosie. I felt that Rosie would want me to raise another Pom in the same fashion that I raised her, with consistant training and lots of love.
What impressed me most is that I was required to "apply" for this pup. Parkers is not in the business of selling their pups to just anyone. Their concern for the welfare of their puppies ensures me that these puppies are physically healthy and well adjusted for being placed a new home. That's important to me.
We are in our "nesting" stage at this time, preparing our home (inside and out) for the arrival of Fran in late January. We both work and our daughter is now a college student whith a job. But we've all managed to put together a schedule where one of us will be home with her 5 days of the week. The other two days..... She will be going to work with me. I'll be taking a week or two of vacation when Fran arrives. We will spend that time bonding and learning how to "keep the squealing to a minimum when she's in the office witrh mommy".
I'll let you know how that goes