Friday, April 13, 2012

Just Because: Moxie Kisses

This one time,
I was a college student.
Naiive. Young. Not willing to listen to advice.
And that one time, I had major puppy fever.

So, I did what any non-sensible girl would do.
I got a puppy.
A chihuahua, to be exact.
I named her Moxie.


Moxie was, in one word-- presh.
So, so presh. All 1 pound of her.
I loved giving her little kisses.


Then—this one day,
I left Moxie at home while a friend was over.
Said friend supposedly went to let Moxie out, and she "fell off the couch"...
and broke every single bone in her tiny foot.
I think said friend may have been lying.
Just maybe.
Said friend most likely (and accidentally) stepped on little Moxie's foot,
completely shattering her little paw.
So then, this one time,
I got a hefty vet bill, and
Moxie got a cast.


It was at that time that I realized I was in over my head with this little fuzzball.
I was a full-time student, had a part-time job, 
and I was also on the Boise State Cheerleading team.
So, this one time, I decided a puppy was not a good idea.


Thankfully, my aunt came to the rescue.
She adored miss Moxie and took her right in. 

Then, this one time, about a year later,
I went to visit little Moxie.
The only thing I could do was give her a little kiss,
be very excited that her paw had healed,
and notice how incredibly bad her breath smelled.


Moxie is going to be 5 this year.
She's a fuzzy, kissy, sassy little lady.
I miss her...
but I'm so happy she lives with a family who can care for her and 
give her all the puppy love she deserves.


So, Mom... Dad... Daniel...
Next time there's a "this one time" and you think I may be coming down
with puppy fever...
just direct me back to this post.
And then hopefully we won't have any more of
"this one times..."

Aunie Sauce

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31 comments:

Sadie Dear said...

Oh, Moxie. What a sweetie. I got in trouble with puppy fever once... and didn't learn my lesson. Then I had a baby!

Lauren said...

Oh so cute!!! Cute little name too :)
I'm glad you were able to find someone to look after her and this way you get to visit her too!
Happy Friday :)

The Pink Growl said...

I am in LOVE with Moxie! She is so cute. I love little dogs. I have a pomeranian and it's my 2nd one. They are such great companions!

Michelle P said...

awww Moxie is so cute!

Shauna said...

Love the photos, Moxie is so sweet!

Shauna
www.ShaunaWyrick.com

Crystal said...

Moxie is SOOOOOO super cute! I'm glad that your aunt took her in and gave her a great home.

Brooke @ Covered in Grace said...

I didn't know you did this link up!!
Yay!! I just added your linky button to my side bar.
Your puppy is precious. Very cool that you still get to see her.

Carmon said...

Oh Moxie! So cute. Obviously I have puppy fever on the regular with my three pooches, but I can't help myself. I'd have a farm full if I could. But, 3 is plenty for me right. Glad you found her a good home when you did :)

Tennille said...

This sounds a LOT like my own doggie situation... Miss Maya now resides with my aunt... and is enjoying being the Queen of the Castle :)

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

Awww! I'm glad you made the right choice for HER and that you kept her needs in mind!

Miranda Leigh Braddy said...

Aww, I was really sad for a second thinking something really bad happened to Moxie! I'm glad that she's doing well!! Happy Birthday Moxie :)

ryan + elizabeth . said...

Cute doggie cast!! Never seen one before.

Kristen Danielle said...

Aw, Moxie is adorable!! I'm glad she had a happy ending. I had anxiety the whole time reading your post until you told us your Aunt took her in... I have the biggest heart for animals... especially puppies.

Have a great weekend, Aunie!

xoxo

Liz with the Lovely Life said...

So presh! And i think that 'this one time' you got to show how responsible you really were!! And bonus that your aunt stepped up and you still get to visit and exchange kisses!!
Happy Weekend Aunie!
-Liz

Liz with the Lovely Life said...

So presh! And i think that 'this one time' you got to show how responsible you really were!! And bonus that your aunt stepped up and you still get to visit and exchange kisses!!
Happy Weekend Aunie!
-Liz

Liz with the Lovely Life said...

So presh! And i think that 'this one time' you got to show how responsible you really were!! And bonus that your aunt stepped up and you still get to visit and exchange kisses!!
Happy Weekend Aunie!
-Liz

Liz with the Lovely Life said...

So presh! And i think that 'this one time' you got to show how responsible you really were!! And bonus that your aunt stepped up and you still get to visit and exchange kisses!!
Happy Weekend Aunie!
-Liz

Michelle @ Sunshine for the Soul said...

AH! So cute!!! I always have puppy fever. :)

Stephine said...

We all definitely have these "this one times". However, mine one times happen to be baby fever and you can't give those back :p

Nicole Marie said...

Aww this is soo sweet! My brother went through something similar but very different at the same time with his bird. Moxie is sooo cute!

Chloe Jacqueline said...

Ah Moxie is sooo cute! I am glad that she is able to be with a lovely family who can love her just as much as you did! I love my pup, but I know what a handful they can be!

p.s. why was her little cast, the littlest I think I have ever seen, the saddest, but cutest thing I think I have seen today?!

Beverly said...

oh em geeze.. how sad is that lil' cast on Moxie's leg?!?! I do have to say super stylish though in neon ;)

Love how you quote your friend's "fell of the couch" saying... poor lil' pooch :(

Happy weekend girlie! And love your new buttons and blog design!!

Kimberly said...

She's adorable! have a good weekend.

Liz Beechwood said...

Gosh,all of these pictures are SO cute!!!

xxx Lizzy from Fashion-BlaBla
http://lizbeechwood.blogspot.com/

Georgina said...

I love this bittersweet post - I'm so glad you found Moxie a great home.

My name is Georgina and I'm your newest follower.

Have a lovely weekend xo

Jennifer M. said...

Ahhh!! So cute! It reminds me of this one time… I thought my cat needed a friend… so I adopted the cutest little fluffball of a kitten. She was soooooooo precious! Unfortuntely my cat was uber threatened by her and growled non-stop for a week… in fact by the end of the week she was lunging at her with bared teeth whenever she saw her. Maybe she thought she was a mouse? Anyway… luckily my mom fell in love with her and said she would adopt her instead. So it all worked out! Needless to say, I'm never getting my cat a friend again!!! ;P

Chelsea said...

Oh no....she is so adorable. I would love to have a little dog. However, I think at this point in life I'll have to refer myself back to this post as well haha!

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

She is SO SWEET! Oh my gosh that bitty cast, I bet your heart just broke! I love that you were able to keep her in the family and still enjoy each other from time to time!!! Thanks for sharing...I love my visits here! XO, Aimee

{Grace} said...

Moxie is so cute!!! I wanna tiny dog!!! ;)

Cat said...

So cute. I've had puppy fever for 32 years. Brent says I can get one when we buy a house with a yard. So glad moxie now lives somewhere where you can still visit.

Ashlee said...

aw! so so cute! I get puppy fever ALL THE TIME.

xo,
ashlee

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