Our sweet social Snowflake
Linda Gorman, Editor of PetWise
My name is Snowflake. I am part Pomeranian, Yorki and Shitzu. I weigh all of 9 lbs 3 oz with big brown eyes. My coat is mostly white with coffee tan accents. I am happy, lovable and gregarious.
When I was a wee pup I remember going for a long, long, long ride in the car to an airport. I was put on an airplane and flew for many, many hours, then driven to my forever home. I love riding in the car. I always know I am going somewhere very special.
I love making human friends and going on walking excursions with my dad, Tom. I get to see all my old buddies and make a few new friends by wagging my tail, blinking my big brown eyes and flashing my big Pomeranian smile. When I hear a friendly voice in the distance, I pull on the leash until dad waits for my friend to catch up. I get lots of attention and love.
One day we were getting ready for our walk. My curiosity got the best of me. I always wanted to see what was in that big building where we started our walks. As dad was getting ready to fix my leash I saw the two doors open wide. I pulled away and made a dash to get inside.
Wow! This place is huge, with several TVs, big comfortable chairs — where is that smell coming from? But I gotta keep running, dad’s catching up. I found myself with friendly faces at lots of tables.
“Hi, Mary. What’s up, Jack? Doreen, you are looking good.”
“I’m on the run, gotta go…”
Wow! Huge hallways, fancy tables with funny balls on top and — “whoops!” I was snatched right off the floor and ushered out the front door. Dad leashed me and we continued our walk.
We passed the practice golf green and driving range where I saw more friendly faces.
“Hi, Jerry.” Wag, wag smile.
We went to the pickleball courts. Dad took me inside to watch a few games, and he let me meet and greet all my friends.
“Hi, Debbie.” Wag, wag. “Lindy, you’re here!” Wag, wag, kiss, kiss, kiss.
“Hey, Snowflake, how are you today?”
Then behind me I heard “Snowflake, show Linda how you can sit.” I better behave because I was building-exploring today and dad was not very happy with me.
“That’s great, Snowflake. You are looking good. I’ve got to go, pickleball is starting. See ya later.”
What an exciting day! I can’t wait to go home and tell Timmy, my neighbor. He won’t believe me but I will swear to the truth. Then, while my mom Kathy is fixing some lunch, I will take a well-deserved nap on my favorite pillow. I will have Christmas Dog by my side. It’s been a long day and I’m pooped.
Tomorrow will be soon enough to make new forever friends. Plenty of time to learn new tricks; sit, stay, come, lay down, fetch, catch and maybe even a hand shake. I might even hear those magic words “let’s go bye-bye.” I will jump into my pink doggie carrier and off to shopping we go. I love going for a ride in the car, especially shopping! I will keep one ear open during my nap just in case I hear those magic words.
See ya all soon,