Monday, December 5, 2011

The littlest Tucker

i love bostons.  it must be in my blood.   My mother had 3 growing up, my parents have one, and now I've got one!
JB used to always tell me that we would never have a boston...  NEVER?  really jb... really?  
Not that he didn't love them but because he couldn't believe I'd ever love one as much as i love lucy 
(the family BT).

she even has her own facebook page for heavens sake.   we are obsessed.  
I said that was fine.  i guessed.  as long as we had at least one flat faced dog.
be it a bulldog or a frenchie!  but of course i've longed for my own boston for ages.  
  JB and I both love dogs so much that we'd be happy with any kind.  When we'd walk the streets of Basel we'd continually say "that's our dog" to the random 3 legged dog being walked or  "oh look at that one! that's ours..." ... and more often than not I would be that person that has to pet the dog!
  My brain says no, but my body just goes toward them.  ready to pet, ready for puppy kisses.
this was especially true when we'd see a boston or a frenchie.  no one could physically restrain me!
 I kept putting a puppy on my Christmas and birthday list as a joke.  
I really didn't think we'd get one until next year!

last week when molly was home for thanksgiving I walked into our family room with molly saying "if sarah has a girl than she'd be my neice!"  ... to which i gave her a funny look and said please give me a glass of wine (:  

Turns out JB and my sister have been conspiring to get me the perfect boston puppy.  He'd sent her pictures of some, and had her say yes or no.   My whole family was in on it.
 Which makes this a downright Christmas miracle that I didn't find out.   

So this past Saturday came and JB woke up to tell me that he had to go to work.  Since he's starting out with his job, everyone has told me that with this company comes a lot of work for the first few years.  Lots of late hours and Saturdays.  I've been prepared.  I am in full on support mode over here. But this was his first Saturday he had to leave me.  So it was especially hard.  Plus I have this darn ear infection.   I was feeling a bit sorry for myself.
Little did I know he was traveling 7 hours to pick up this little angel.  
  JB called around 5 to tell me that his meetings went great, but that he got a flat tire.  I was bummed.  I went over to my parents house to hang out.  My dad opened the door and said "did you get dog food"?  I  steal Lucy sometimes, so it wasn't that weird of a question.  Still, I looked at him sort of weird and said no.  was I supposed to pick some up?  I didn't steal lucy tonight!  He laughed it off. 
I went back to my house to eat dinner when JB finally arrived.  I was upstairs when I heard JB singing:
"happy early birthday to you" 
Then I see this little sweetsies inside of a basket!  so many happy tears! 
 I kept saying "this is for me!!!??" 
She is so sweet.  Such a lady.  loving, cuddly, and a bit feisty too.
I love her.
My heart has swelled so much.
It will surely burst whenever JB & I have a little human tucker.
oh and i still haven't picked out a name for her yet.  
it's coming soon i promise.  
if you haven't yet you can hop on FB and cast your vote.

49 comments:

  1. Oh I just love her! She is too sweet. It's so hard to pick a name! I don't blame you at all for taking your time.

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  2. shes SO precious! Cannot wait to hear the name!
    xo emily

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  3. cute overload = perfect label for this post!

    adam picked out our dog and i love him to pieces...there's nothing better than puppy cuddles!

    can't wait to find out her name :) i'm voting for lola ;)

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  4. Sooo cutee!! what a perfect birthday present!!

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  5. ahhhhh this takes me back to Henry's puppy days!!!! such amazing memories. soak it all up! she is the cutest freakin thing ever!!! My vote is for Lola :)

    Way to go JB! Best birthday surprise ever!!!!

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  6. I loved reading this! Being so surprised by the gift of a new pet is such a surreal feeling and I loved that your Dad almost spoiled it, haha. She is so darling, I have a Frenchie and quite partial to the big eared, bugged eyed types of doggies. It feels appropriate to say congrats on your new family member :)

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  7. this made me smile so much and i actually tear-ed up.

    looks like i will be a basketcase of emotion for the future human baby tucker, too.

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  8. Sooo sweet. I want to marry a man who will surprise me with a puppy (: I love Lola btw (:

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  9. She is perfect!!! I know you were so happy when JB surprised you!!! I cant wait to hear her name!

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  10. she's sooooo lovely!!! She looks like she likes to snuggle :)

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  11. my heart is swelling--heaven help me!

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  12. What a wonderful surprise!! How cute of JB, and I know you two will land on the perfect name. I personally think Basel is adorable and so fitting :)

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  13. Oh my goodness! Now that's a puppy if I've ever seen one! So, so cute!

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  14. So so so adorable! When we were naming our dog our second choice was Sadie ;) can't wait to see what you name her!

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  15. Yaaaaay how fun!!!!!!!! NOthing is better than being surprised by your man with a sweet little puppy. I can totally relate. She is seriously adorable. We got a pug, but we were really looking into bostons too. I hope to have one someday.

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  16. ohhh my goodness! she is adorable and that is such a great story!!! one i'm sure you'll remember forever! can't wait to hear her name!
    xo dana
    thewonderforest.com

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  17. she is the sweetest little thing ever!! You are one lucky lady! I love dogs with flat faces too! We have a family shih tzu and i would love to get another!

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  18. OH MY WORD. She is a DOLL!!!! How stinking cute!!! You must be SOOOO in love!!

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  19. I think she looks like a Lola! So so so sweet! :0

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  20. Awww best birthday present ever :) JB did so good! Can't wait to find out what the little one's name is!

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  21. Oh my goodness! She is absolutely adorable!!! Dogs are the best pets ever. I love my little fur baby so much :) have fun picking out a name! I bet it will be just as precious as her little face :)

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  22. Oh my! We have a little Boston who's name is Violet. What is it about those little smushed faces that just melt your heart?!

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  23. oh my gosh she is the most precious thing!!!
    I'm totally that lady who HAS to pet dogs, too. Just can't help it.
    Enjoy your new little family member!! :)

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  24. o my goodness. such a cutie.

    Grace
    http://herumbrella.com

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  25. that is so sweet!!! just made my morning :)

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  26. oh. my. goooooodness. cutest pup ever :)

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  27. gah she's too cute! i want a puppy so badly, and a surprise puppy would be even better :)

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  28. awww so cute! if i here get another dog it will be one of those...where did they get it? breeder?

    www.madebygirl.com
    madebygirl.blogspot.com

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  29. Adorable and the perfect addition to your family!

    Liesl :)

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  30. So sweet--and she is adorable. So so happy for you!

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  31. Your new puppy is so adorable! She looks like such a sweetheart!

    SHF
    thechroniclesofs.blogspot.com

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  32. That last photo of her alone is just too cute for words! I love her little face!

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  33. This is so cute...I love the story!

    Your family must be amazing at keeping secrets because I think mine would let the cat {or in this case the little puppy} out the bag before it had arrived.

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  34. Not only is that the sweetest face, that is the sweetest story! Congrats! My life changed forever (for the better) when I got my dog. I couldn't imagine life without him. Enjoy!!!!!

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  35. awwww what a darling!! those eyes!!!

    enjoy your new baby!

    best,
    Annina
    www.cinchedatthewaist.com

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  36. Ohh Sarah she is just TOO precious!!! Enjoy your new little baby, you will love her forever!! xoxo

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  37. What a sweetie!! Boston's are the best, once you have one, you can never NOT have one! JB picked a real cutie!

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  38. ohhh how i WISH oh wish i could afford a pup right now! it is on my must get list. he is just DARLING!

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  39. Oh I'm so happy for you! She suits you perfectly! How sweet of JB to surprise you :)

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  40. oh my goodnes oh my goodness oh oh oh my heart hurts from how cute she is!!!! seriously! haha I just want to grab her straight from the computer screen and hug her! Soooo adorable! Well happy early birthday and Merry Christmas to you! :o)
    can't wait to hear the name. Dog names are fun! :o)

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  41. Oh my - what a cutie! Happy early birthday to you. what a fun present and what a sweet husband you have!

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  42. Awww!!! Best Bday present ever! She is precious! I completely understand about being a wife with a hubby that works long hours. The pup will definitely help keep you company!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  43. just the cutest thing ever. good job hubby!!!!!!

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