Look what I found today ~ the cutest little Papillon girl there ever was!
Flame, or Miss Fidget, as I’ve been calling her this day, is 6 months old, totally captivating, and thoroughly has my heart.
The C.C. advised me recently (last Thursday) that we would be having a new addition to our sweet home in the form of a little Papillon dog. To say I was surprised would be true.
Overnight I became quite excited and called a number of breeders the following day. Sunday saw me investigating two adult girls, but, alas, they were not for me. However, today I emailed a few breeders expressing my interest, and I called/phoned a couple, too. Rebecca said:
“I have a little six month old who gets car sick and is a little timid for the show ring. I’ve been considering selling her as a pet.”
“Yes, please,” I said. “Can you send me an image or two?”
Within two minutes she was mine. Yes, yes, yes came the response when I saw her cute little face.
And what a surprise I had when I showed Rebecca images of our beautiful ‘Beau’ ~ our rescue dog.
“Oh, who is his breeder?” Rebecca asked.
“Oh no, he is a rescue dog,” I replied.
“Yes, but who is the breeder?”
I was quite perplexed. It must have shown on my face.
Rebecca said, “He is a Papillon!”
Oh my; I’ve had a little Papillon for 4 years and did not know it.
“But, his ears don’t have the typical length of hair, and he is quite big.”
“Yes,” replied Rebecca. “He is a big boy (11 inches) and not all Papillons have the typical fluffy ears.” He’s a Papillon!”
Two huge surprises in one. I’ve loved the Papillon Dog for so long, and had one all along. What a great day it’s been.
© 2017 Carolyn Page
Top Photo © 2017 Kutas Kennels