March 2008: One of my very good friends got an adorable little Morkie puppy named Chloe. She is the sweetest little girl! I asked her where she got the puppy and she told me Dayville, CT. We were thinking about getting a dog but weren’t sure yet. Below is a picture of Chloe. She is not a rescue dog but she lead to my husband and I rescuing many dogs.
December 2008: We purchased our first dog in December of 2008 from the same breeder my friend got her dog, out of Honeybrook, Pa, but picked the dog up in Dayville, CT at a place called Triple Oak Kennel. I called and made an appointment with the breeder and told her we were JUST LOOKING for a Morkie. We were certain we wanted a dog but we were thinking of getting one in the Spring and were just looking at that particular breed due to their small size and gentle, kind disposition.Pet Finder
When we arrived at the location she was well prepared and had 3 Morkies in a pen in her kitchen. 2 females and 1 male. I didn’t really want a male due to the fact males mark all over, however, when I looked at the 3 of them, I said “Okay, which one of YOU wants to come home with ME?” 2 of the larger puppies were hiding in the corner shaking and then this tiny, black and tan pup walked right up to me and looked at me with these cute little eyes. He was barely 2 pounds. Then he put his paws up as high as he could possibly reach to greet me. I picked him up and we cuddled for a while. Then I realized it was a MALE. Oh, geeze, I didn’t want a male. I looked down at him as he cuddled against my chest and he nuzzled his little nose inside my coat; after all it was December and it was cold. We were both perfectly comfortable with each other. Needless to say we bonded instantly and took him with us.
The first stop was https://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcostore because obviously we were JUST LOOKING for a dog. A crate, puppy food, toys, treats and a brush =’s $200+ later.
He slept all the way home. Elevated Pet Bed
We named him Marcus and he is a Morkie. Maltese / Yorkie mix. This is what he looked like when we first picked him up.
The first night was difficult as he cried alot and was scared. I didn’t want to get him into the habit of sleeping in our bed so I kept the crate close to the bed and kept I leaning down and petting him to comfort him. Needless to say we didn’t get much rest that night. The 2nd night was just as bad. My husband said “Oh Sharon, just let him sleep in the bed just this one time, we all need to sleep”. Fast forward to 9+ years later and guess where “our boy” sleeps. Yup, cuddled up every night with Mommy and Daddy in his/our bed.
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I loved reading this sweet story. It struck close to my heart because I have always been a dog lover. I would love to read more as the story progresses.