Sunday, July 17, 2011

Puppy Love...

    Have you been introduced to my babies yet? I can't recall if I have ever introduced you to my two furry bundles of joy before, but if I haven't... It's about time. I read a quote this week that said, "Who loves me, will love my dog also" well make that "dogs" & you got it right about me. My two shih tzus are my babies & I couldn't imagine a day in my life with out coming home to them greeting me at the door with their tails wagging and slobbery kisses. Well let's introduce them before we get to a little "Before & After"....


This is Bella.. Nickname "MeMe".. She is four years old now as of {July 2nd}. She was a gift from my husband when we got married & we moved down to NC... He left a week after we got married for a month for military training & he didn't want me to be alone... & for the past four years Bella has been their with me through two seven month deployments & plenty long weeks of training. She actually got spayed this week, so it's been a rough week for this little lady & you can see it on her face in these pictures. Bella loves sleeping, napping, laying on your lap, road trips, kisses, and resting. 


Meet Bear. Originally named {Rookie} because of our love for baseball, but I mean look at him.. he's a little teddy bear.. we couldn't resist. About eight months ago Bella had six puppies.. yes, six. & Bear was the third born.. & the second I looked at him, I knew he would be the one we would keep. He now weighs more than his momma, Bella, & can't be away from her for more than five seconds. Bear loves snausages, eating, napping, treats, & running around the couch until he can't breathe anymore. 

Ok, so I'm glad you finally met my little furbabies. Yes, they are due for their grooming appointments, but after Bella's rough week with surgery, we postponed that for the time being. This past weekend I was disgusted with my dogs water & food bowls so I decided to spruce them up a little bit. I know, silly, but it was that or buy some new ones.. & I would rather save that money...

Before...


eeew. We had it sitting outside so the puppies would have water while playing in the backyard. 

After...


I bribed them with treats to sit like this. They would never stay away from you if you were sitting on the ground like I was.. they would be trying to kiss your face. 


With some white paint, and little free hand painting of my puppies names, I made the dog bowls a little less embarrassing to have in my home. 


puppies being puppies...






So, I hope you loved meeting Bear & Bella... two of the best dogs in the entire world. I also hope you like my little Before & After of the doggy bowls.. they were in bad shape, now they are kind of cute. I'm sure Bella & Bear will be popping up in many blog posts to come since their curious nature gets them involved in all of m DIY projects...I think at least once a week one of them ends up with paint in their fur. Do you have furbabies that you couldn't imagine living with out? I would love to meet them! Head over to Liz Marie Blog Facebook page & link pictures or blog posts of your furbabies. 
XX Liz Marie

35 comments:

  1. So cute! I do have some furbabies that I love! :-)

    Stephanie
    http://junkernewbie.blogspot.com/

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  2. AWWWW...sooo adorable!!!


    XOXO, CC

    http://thecupcakecartel.blogspot.com

    https://twitter.com/CupcakeKissesxx

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  3. LOVE your furbabies!! We have a black masked gold shih tzu & he makes every step I do. They are devoted & loving dogs!!

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  4. So adorable, you should check out my Eli, shihtzu as well!
    http://forpinkssake.blogspot.com/

    Happy Sunday to you, Bear and Bella!

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  5. Too cute! I worked at a dog kennel for two years, so I definitely have puppy love!

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  6. precious!

    http://thelittleblackbookofmylife.blogspot.com/

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  7. Yours are so super cute! I know what you mean about loving them so much. I have two just like you, black and white and tan. At first my hubby wanted a pit, you know the guy thing. But I finally talked him, about 11 years ago into getting our first Julse. Now he loves them just as much as I do. You'll know if he's the one, if he loves your doggies he will be a keeper.
    xxx
    Marlene

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  8. Adorable! Bella looks just like my Dorothy and bear looks like Ladybug, who we lost last winter. Dorothy and Ladybug were raised together in another home and came to us when they were two, but they'd been together since puppyhood.

    The puppy bowl makeover looks great.

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  9. Aaaww... They are adorable!

    http://www.littlemisscards.blogspot.com

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  10. The puppies in our lives are so wonderful - what would we do without them? And your two cuties look adorable by their new food and water station. too cute - I see why you love them so much! I'll be heading to your FB page soon. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. What adorable puppies and great job on the water station, so cute!

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  12. ADORABLE! We have a 2 year old Shorkie (shih tzu & yorkie) I love his shih tzu traits though! He just got a summer haircut, it's so hot in Texas the shaggy hair was driving him nuts! Found your blog from the Dittle Dattle blog. Hope you have a great week! :)
    -Cameron
    www.thethrillofhuntsville.blogspot.com

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  13. Aww how very sweet! We have two little furrbabies as well and no, I can't imagine a day without them. Our oldest was a gift to me on my first birthday that we were married (10 yrs ago) and our baby girl is 5 now. I love what you did with their bowl holder...so sweet! Have a great week!

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  14. such cuties, my kids have also been bugging me to buy them puppies, but i first want to make sure that they'll be responsible enough to take care of it :-)
    following you from Mingle Monday hop...

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  15. I love your babies! I know they love their eating area make-over! Thanks for sharing the BirchBox, I can't wait to get my first one!
    Debbie

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  16. Love those precious little faces! Great job on your redo too! ;)

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  17. I love the bowls and the doggies!

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  18. How cute are they?! Love the bowls! Visiting and following via Monday Hop! Check out my blog and follow back if you like! http://mom4realky.blogspot.com

    Jessica K

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  19. I love the doggy bowls! I have 2 fur babies myself! We rescued them both and one sleeps in between my hubby and I every night LOL!

    Stopping by from the blog hop!
    Come say hello!
    http://www.bragallboutit.com

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  20. beatiful post!!
    congratulations honey
    xxx

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  21. You are so talanted and have such cute puppies! I am so happy to have found your blog! I am visiting from the blog hop and would love for you to follow me back:
    http://organicplanet.blogspot.com/

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  22. These look exactly like my dog! So much love. Shih tzus are the absolute cutest dogs in the world.

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  23. I love dogs...I have two of my own :) New follower visiting from the Give It To Me Monday Blog Hop. PLease stop by at www.bessiejeanmomma.blogspot.com. I would LOVE it if you would return the follow!

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  24. Cute! The little bowl stand looks totally adorable post-makeover. Adding their names was a great touch.

    I found you through Made By You Mondays and am your newest follower. Come check me out, too, if you're interested @ Carissa's Creativity Space

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  25. Dropping by from the Tuesday Tag Hop! Would love for you to return some <3. http://thriftyninja.net

    By the way, LOVE those pups!

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  26. so cute... what a good idea. it's looks so fresh now!

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  27. I want to snuggle with them!

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  28. I have two Shih Tzus also and will never have another kind of dog. So sweet. They have never had an accident in the house. So easy to train. Mine are brother and sister (Ruby and Oliver) and they are inseparable. The only cons is that they chewed shoes as puppies like all dog, Oliver is afraid of storms and we live in Okla. and they aren't as cuddly as I would like. I love them to death but I think they love each other more than me.

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  29. You are so talented!

    I want some cuddle time with those two :)

    <3-Cami from
    Serendipitious Life

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  30. Aww... You dogs are so cute!! Love the paint job too!

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  31. I have two Shih Tzus too! Lily and Sophie! The cutest breed ever! Love your adorable water bowl makeover!
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

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  32. So cute! I love it painted out :D

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  33. They are so cute! My dogs are my babies, too. <3

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  34. Bella and Bear are a lovely couple. Are they a couple?

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