Thursday, February 23, 2012

Harper, aka Sophie's Mini-Me

Happy Dogs on Thursday / Thorsday / Thankful Thursday / Little Friday / Race Day!  I find it a little ironic that I'm able to be at home watching the Gatorade Duels today.  After several years of listening to the races on the radio in my office (and wishing I was at home),  today I will be watching them at home while surfing Monster and LinkedIn for possible job opportunities.

In between sending off resumes, I've been working on getting caught up on my photos.  I promise to kill you with cuteness share some of last week's house guest Addie soon, but in the meantime I finally got through the rest of little Harper (formerly Kelly) while she was here and wanted to share some more (you know me and photos... I have plenty).  She is such a cute little furball, after all. 

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Harper was Sophie's little mini-me.  They were best buds, nearly inseparable...

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Burrowing puppy!  Yes, Harper did this all on her own.  I was doing something on the computer and looked over to find her and Tut hanging out like this...

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Lola really enjoyed her nap buddy as well... when they weren't wrestling & romping!

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This is probably one of my all time favorite photos... my girls & Harper enjoying a morning sun spot.  Could life get any sweeter?


Harper was, of course, one spoiled little girl while she was with us. As you can see, she learned to go for car rides in style... with bed, blankie and Mr. Spider toy!

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I still can't believe Harper was with us for a full month and that no one scooped her up sooner!  We almost failed at fostering...

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Such a pretty little lady... with those little white "socks" for feet.

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She tried her hardest to get Zeus to play with her.  He really wasn't interested, but humored her anyway...


If you've kept up with Harper's story on here, you know that she landed in the perfect forever home and we couldn't be happier!  We've been able to go visit twice now, which is a real pleasure.  It's wonderful to see how wiggly & excited she gets to see us and how much she loves her parents (not to mention how much they love her!).  She's a happy little girl who loves her home, yet she still remembers and loves us too!  I'll never forget the first visit when she was dashing all around the house, so happy to show us her home... her bed, her crate, her toys... she would go to each spot and stop to make sure we were paying attention.  It was absolutely adorable! 

The last time we visited, we took both Lola and Sophie with us.  Some of you may know that Sophie is our extremely shy little girl and we've been told that Harper is also very shy.  Her parents wanted us to bring Sophie for a visit and I jumped at the chance to see how Sophie would react upon seeing her little buddy.  Normally she hates strange places and will just freeze... and drool.  Well, I'm very happy to report that Sophie went right on into their house and was almost as excited to see Harper as Harper was to see her!  She played with her a bit, then sat and watched for awhile... but best of all, Sophie actually took treats from Harper's Mom!  You have to understand that Sophie has never taken treats from anyone but us before.  This was a huge breakthrough and the pooches had a great time too...

Here are a few photos from our visit.  You can see how much Harper has grown (keeping in mind the above pictures are from mid-December) and she seems to be taken on more of a mini-collie/shepherd look.


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SissySees said...

What a heart-warming post! I'm glad Harper was able to wait with you for her perfect forever home. I'm especially glad that Sophie loves Harper so much it helped her relax and enjoy visiting Harper's house!

Sue said...

Oh, those are wonderful photos. Our Lucy used to burrow under pillows like that when she was a puppy.

Marjie said...

It's wonderful to see how Harper has grown,k and I share your joy at how nice her forever home is.

Shahz said...

Your dogs are very cute.. I love dogs. Wonderful photos..

The Rantings of a Drama Queen's Mum said...

She's very cute.

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