Meet Lola: 6 Pounds of Puppy Love


Happy Friday! Meet Lola, our new family member and 6 pounds of puppy love. ♥


When we said goodbye to Chloe in February, our hearts were broken. Thank you again for all your heartfelt comments and emails. I still get teary-eyed when I read them.


Lola is a 13-week old Bichon Frise, like Chloe and Gracie.


We brought her home last week when I was on ‘lakecation’.

Needless to say it’s been hard to get much done other than sit and play with her.


Lola is sweet and smart. . .


And fluffy. . . 3 pounds of puppy and 3 pounds of hair. ;)


And although you can’t tell it from these photos, she is very active.


It’s been 13 years since we’ve had a puppy, I need to take my vitamins. ;)


She came from a loving home and AKC responsible Bichon Frise breeder in North Carolina.



Posing for photos is tiring work. ;)

Gracie is still getting acclimated to have a puppy in the house.

At the moment she prefers to observe from her chair and out of reach from this fast moving bundle of energy that has such sharp puppy teeth!

“Happiness is a warm puppy.”

~ Charles Shultz

Thank you for your visit!

  154 comments for “Meet Lola: 6 Pounds of Puppy Love

  1. Vicky
    August 31, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Oh my gosh, what a precious pup! And she certainly knows how to work that camera…so photogenic and that personality really does come across through the photos. She’ll add so many years of happiness to your home!

  2. Maggie
    August 31, 2018 at 7:37 am

    CONGRATULATIONS on your new addition! She is ADORABLE!

    • Marlene
      August 2, 2019 at 10:16 am

      Hi, I often admire your pics of your gorgeous bichons..sad when I read Chloe had youve embraced a lovely new also a dog lover and inpaticular bichons..ive sadly said goodbye to my first two..Ellie and her puppy Sindy..they lived a great life with us,sadly they passed with in 1 year of each other..We decided wed look out for another sweet Bichon,and i have My gorgeous Lexi 2yrs old now..and 1 year old baby Bella who is full of fun..I wish you all the best and im sure little Lola is bringing you a lot of joy ..😘

  3. Maureen D. Eha
    August 31, 2018 at 7:38 am

    She’s adorable, Mary! I pray you enjoy every moment with your new little bundle. it will be fun to see how she does in the boat!

  4. August 31, 2018 at 7:40 am

    Wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you and yours, and us for getting the delight of an adorable puppy :) Congratulations.

  5. SUSAN
    August 31, 2018 at 7:42 am

    Great poses! You must have drugged her 😆

  6. Annie LaVigne
    August 31, 2018 at 7:42 am

    She’s so precious! Xoxo

  7. Chris
    August 31, 2018 at 7:44 am

  8. Cookie Sheldon
    August 31, 2018 at 7:46 am

    Oh my goodness what a cutie pie. She will certainly keep you on your toes. Love her.

  9. Sharon
    August 31, 2018 at 7:50 am

    I’m so happy for you Mary! Nothing like a puppy to help heal your heart. That unconditional love gets you every time. She’s precious!

  10. barbara
    August 31, 2018 at 7:50 am

    When I read your post last week this is what I thought might be happening! ADORABLE. So glad to read about the happy news.

  11. Gayle Dodson
    August 31, 2018 at 7:53 am

    Just a fluffy bundle of love. Better get some vitamins for Gracie too.

  12. Mary Tolbert Hallman
    August 31, 2018 at 7:59 am

    Oh my goodness, she is adorable! There is nothing as fun as a puppy….know you are loving having her in your family!

  13. Ann
    August 31, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Congratulations!!! She is adorable.

  14. August 31, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Oh, how adorable!! Happiness is a ball of fur with puppy breath! One of my favorite quotes – “There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face”, Ben Williams.

  15. August 31, 2018 at 8:04 am

    My heart is full for y’all! Lola is so cute! These photos have brightened my day. xoxoxo

  16. Julaine
    August 31, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Congratulations on your new puppy! Lola is adorable!

  17. Karen
    August 31, 2018 at 8:07 am

    Congrats! She is precious! We got a puppy last year and they are truly exhausting. But now ours has calmed down quite a bit so I can get a couple things done around the house😜. Gracie is smart to watch from afar. Best of luck with the new fur baby.

  18. August 31, 2018 at 8:07 am

    Lola is adorable! I am happy for you all, Mary and I know she will bring you so much joy❤️

  19. Janet O. Robinson
    August 31, 2018 at 8:09 am

    Congratulations!!! She is so beautiful and such a lucky puppy!!

  20. Bette
    August 31, 2018 at 8:10 am

    OMG!! What a cutie! Little but mighty, she will soothe your wounded heart. Please post how Lola does on the boat. Are there life jackets for puppies?

  21. August 31, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Sooo cute! You will always love Chole but this will fill a void for you and Gracie!! Much love to you and your family..I’m jealous, still miss our girl gone 6 years now. ENJOY!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  22. August 31, 2018 at 8:19 am

    They are both overkill on cuteness and very good posers LOL.

  23. Lanita Anderson
    August 31, 2018 at 8:19 am

    She is adorable!! Thanks so much for the introduction and all of the cute photos! Happy Friday!

  24. Karenann
    August 31, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Congratulations on your wonderful, adorable new addition. Lola is beyond precious!! I know you will have many wonderful adventures with her, and I look forward to seeing many pictures of both her and Gracie!

  25. Rita C.
    August 31, 2018 at 8:28 am

    L-O-L-A Lola ♪♫ I love her and her name! Best of luck for increasing the energy to keep up with her.
    My local Panoply sister got a Havanese puppy back in Feb, and she keeps saying “he needs to grow up!” lol. She has to constantly watch him, even with some training under the belt.

  26. Pamela McKeown
    August 31, 2018 at 8:29 am

    She’s beautiful my Grace is 15years old and Lola reminds me of when she was a puppy I don’t know how anyone can live without a Bischon bundle of love in their lives looking forward to see her grow x

  27. Roxanne
    August 31, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Congratulations on your new baby! Miss Lola is a lucky girl to end up in such a loving home. As my very Southern friend said when I adopted my rescue dachshund Rosie…she has landed in the butter tub!

  28. Donna C
    August 31, 2018 at 8:42 am

    OMG she is sooooooooo cute!

  29. Jo
    August 31, 2018 at 8:43 am

    So precious! I’m sure she will become acclimated quickly to her new home. Lola will keep you busy as any toddler will. lol Looking forward to seeing the adventures of Lola!

  30. August 31, 2018 at 8:50 am

    So happy to read these. These are the best of times!

  31. Michelle
    August 31, 2018 at 8:51 am

    She is a lucky pup!

  32. Debra Matcovich
    August 31, 2018 at 8:55 am

    I’m so happy for you, she is just so cute. The best part Gracie will have a new bud to boss around.
    All the best

  33. Cyndi Raines
    August 31, 2018 at 8:55 am

    What a precious fur-baby! I am so happy for you, your hubby and Gracie! Such a darling face! We all will enjoy seeing her grow through the eye of your camera. Hugs to Lola and a BIG hug to Gracie ! ♥️🐶♥️ Congratulations Mamma!

  34. Melodie Strickland
    August 31, 2018 at 8:57 am

    So happy for you to get another fur baby–enjoy her!!

  35. Leslie
    August 31, 2018 at 9:00 am

    She is absolutely adorable! Wishing you all the happiness in welcoming Lola into your family.

  36. August 31, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Happy for you, Mary! Lola is adorable! Nice surprise this morning!

  37. August 31, 2018 at 9:04 am

    Love Lola! You are so right about needing more energy with a new puppy! Our 5 lb. Pom now is a year old, still keeps going all day long, but brings so much love and joy into our lives. I’m thrilled for you too. I enjoy all your pics, thank you!

  38. August 31, 2018 at 9:04 am

    Lola is adorable!! 💗

  39. August 31, 2018 at 9:07 am

    Oh Mary, what happy news!!! Congratulations on your new family member, Lola. She is just darling! I look forward to seeing pics of Gracie and Lola.

  40. Barb Zuleski
    August 31, 2018 at 9:07 am

    She is the cutest puppy ever. Have fun being a puppy mother all over again, I see some early bed times for quite some time.

  41. August 31, 2018 at 9:07 am

    awe…. you’re going to be busy… We created a “PPA” – puppy play area for – until the puppy new not to jump on SR…. actually worked out wonderfully. Congratulations!

  42. Mary
    August 31, 2018 at 9:08 am

    She is too precious!!! I suspect her name came from different song lyrics than “ L O L A, Lola”. People from my generation know lyrics like “Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets!” 😊
    Thanks for sharing the puppy love today! You made me smile!

  43. Cheryl Kaufman
    August 31, 2018 at 9:11 am

    Just what the doctor ordered. Enjoy!
    She is a little cutie pie.💗

  44. Cindy Pennell
    August 31, 2018 at 9:12 am

    She is a white ball of cuteness!! She will bring years of devoted love & happiness!!

  45. Linda Charlton
    August 31, 2018 at 9:25 am

    Love, love, love. Si tiny and sweet!

  46. Nancy Bailey
    August 31, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Congratulations Mary! I’m so happy for you. Lola is adorable and what ever Lola wants ….. Lola gets.

  47. Laura T.
    August 31, 2018 at 9:35 am

    How adorable & already quite photogenic! I haven’t been on here much as it’s been a crazy year. I missed the post about Chloe. It broke my heart. I’m so sorry. It’s so hard to say goodbye to our pets who are always around us. I’m glad Gracie has a new playmate! Looking forward to more photos!

  48. Virginia
    August 31, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Lola is just so precious, what a wonderful addition to your family. You really captured her playfulness through those beautiful eyes. She will soon have Gracie out of the chair and romping with her. Nothing like a new pup to liven things up. 😊

  49. Judeen
    August 31, 2018 at 9:37 am

    Sweetie Deluxe!

  50. Susie
    August 31, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Poor Gracie doesn’t know what hit her LOL! So happy you have another puppy, and from a wonderful breeder. I admire people who rescue dogs, but there is just no substitute for a well-bred dog. I just went through the puppy stage again, and–just a suggestion–you may want to stockpile coffee. Really strong coffee….

  51. Kim EKim
    August 31, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Congatulations! Mary, you have to be exhausted lol, like having an infant in the house. Havjing to get up in the middle of the nite to take her out to pee. Best wishes and hope Grace and Lola become the best of friends. Kim

  52. August 31, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Congratulations I am SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! Been heartbroken for you all this time, so nice to see two fill your home and heart again 💖

    August 31, 2018 at 9:47 am

    I just want to reach through my computer screen and hold her in my arms. Sp precious!

  54. Granny 35 (France)
    August 31, 2018 at 9:49 am

    ADORABLE ! Trop mignonne. Gracie est-elle heureuse de cette nouvelle compagnie ? Ou y-a-t-il un soupçon de jalousie, au début ?
    Plein de caresses à ces deux petites, et bonne journée.

  55. Pam pasko
    August 31, 2018 at 9:59 am

    So happy you dove back in- she will never replace but will provide smiles and giggles and love eh.

  56. Carol Jones
    August 31, 2018 at 10:11 am

    I was just thinking the other day when you were going to do this. Must’ve been in the air! Congrats on the new family member!! I’m sure all will settle down, but for now…puppy days ahead! Try Vivarin.

  57. August 31, 2018 at 10:14 am

    Oh, my word, she is ADORABLE!! Enjoy!

  58. KIm
    August 31, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Just a beautiful pup! Nothing like puppy love to make your heart soar!

    I lost my precious black and white shih tzu, Calvin, in March. One week later Calvin came to me in a dream and told me he was not ready to leave us yet. The next morning I went on Petfinder and found an adorable shih tzu rescue who looked just like Calvin.

    Cody, our new pup, has healed our hearts and brings so much joy daily. He reminds me so much of Calvin, it’s like he is watching over us. Cody is a blessing from above. Thank you Calvin for leading me to him!

  59. linda kemp
    August 31, 2018 at 10:16 am

    I’m so happy for you
    She is beautiful and will bring such joy into your life as well as ours

  60. August 31, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Now I ask you … why would you want to do something other than loving on this sweet baby!!! Welcome to Lola!

  61. August 31, 2018 at 10:32 am

    She is a adorable.

  62. Ann Goulet
    August 31, 2018 at 10:34 am

    ❤️Precious precious little love!❤️ Congtrats on your new baby girl!

  63. Susan H Whetstine
    August 31, 2018 at 11:01 am

    How very exciting!! She is so cute!

  64. Diane
    August 31, 2018 at 11:09 am

    We lost our bicheon at age 15 a few years ago. Didn’t think I could do the puppy thing again,but we did. We got a cavachon and she has been a delite . Enjoy and have fun with Lola.

  65. Tricia Miller
    August 31, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you! We have cats and we had one for 14 years and lost him to cancer, then got two kittens but 4 months apart. It was exhausting! I feel your fatigue. But it is so worth it. I know you will be so happy with her and she will do things that remind you of Chloe and that will make you sad sometimes, but also really happy to have that piece of her continue on through a new baby. Lola is adorable and in time Gracie will adjust and they will be best buds. Have fun and enjoy these puppy days.

  66. jae
    August 31, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Oh, that face! Glad you have two precious pups again!

  67. cigalechanta
    August 31, 2018 at 11:51 am

    Lola is a true kiss face.


  68. Gale
    August 31, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Such blessed news!!!!
    She is adorable! Lots to love!
    Thank you for sharing and making my day!
    Happy, Happy!

  69. Tracy
    August 31, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Unconditional love! 💕

  70. Jane Marie Greene
    August 31, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    She is perfect! Congratulations! Dogs are the perfect family members.

  71. Diane vercollone
    August 31, 2018 at 12:33 pm


  72. Terry Wallace
    August 31, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Wow what a cutie….nothing like puppy breath. So sweet. Enjoy.

  73. Laura L.
    August 31, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    Such great news—I know she’ll bring you alot of happiness!!

  74. Sally Biondo
    August 31, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Your Lola is precious!❤️🐾

  75. Ann Woleben
    August 31, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Nothing like puppy love!

  76. Penny
    August 31, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    I certainly can relate to what you’re going through! We lost our beloved 13 year old Yorkie, Jessie, two years ago and we finally brought ourselves to get a puppy this March. March madness! Cute as a button, but he chews on everything and we were sure tired for the first few months. He’s a CavaTzu named Winston and we love him to death! Your new baby is adorable. Congratulations!

  77. Robyn
    August 31, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    She is so adorable! We lost our Lizzie 2 weeks ago… she was 15… we are lost without her and want to get another dog… just not right now. I hope she brings lots of joy to your home !!!

  78. Cathy Higgins
    August 31, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Lola is Beautiful! Congratulations! We too have two Bichons and I think I always will. Just such a special part of our lives. I know how heartbroken you were when you lost Chloe. Lola will never take her place but she will help open your hearts for a new fur friend. The hardest part for us with a puppy was where the chewing took place. Have fun, she will keep you running. Gracie will be showing her the routines of your day.

  79. Chloe
    August 31, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    I actually teared up seeing the darling photos of Lola. I have to repeat other posters’ comments that she is adorable. I never met Chloe in real life, but she was special to me anyway, as is Gracie. I look forward to lots of cute puppy pictures of Lola and stories of her assimilation into Gracie’s world. Have a blessed weekend and give both pups a hug from me.

  80. Vivian Price
    August 31, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    Lola is so cute!! I have a 7 month old Maltese and can barely keep up with him. The last 3 months have been very hectic since I bought him in May. Lola looks like she is energetic, too. Good luck keeping up!! ❤️

  81. Dianne Chrestopoulos
    August 31, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    She is ABSOLUTELY adorable! Congratulations. She will be a wonderful addition to your lovely family.

  82. Norma Wagner
    August 31, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    She is absolutely Adorable. Congratulations Puppy love is great Yes take your vitamins to keep up with her.

  83. August 31, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    I just want to pick Lola up and snuggle with her! She is absolutely adorable!

  84. Donna
    August 31, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    She is adorable and I love her name. I am glad you got her.

  85. August 31, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    OMG-what a little cutie!!! And you can already tell she’ll be a camera hog:@) Best of luck with your fluffy new little bundle of energy Mary!!! Happy Labor Day Weekend:@)

  86. Chris ott
    August 31, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    She is Cute little puppy and she has a cute little face that is a pretty name for her good luck with hear

  87. August 31, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    Such an adorable puppy!

  88. Marianne
    August 31, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    This little one is adorable and she sure knows how to work the camera. I could never get a good picture of my pup, no matter how hard I tried!

  89. Darlene Gardner
    August 31, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    What a beautiful puppy! She is just what you needed. Nothing will ever replace your love for Chloe, or should it, but I’m sure there is room in your heart for Lola. Glad Gracie is doing well about having another dog in the house.

  90. sandy balogh
    August 31, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Such a cutie! So happy for you and Lola, in her loving fun new home.

  91. Marion
    August 31, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    CUTE! Enjoy !
    Marilyn,Joan and Marion

  92. Heather Glaeser
    August 31, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    So very happy for you! Lola is the cutest puppy ever (and I have a pretty cute puppy myself)!! Wishing you all much joy with your new fur baby.

  93. August 31, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Oh My Gosh, she is such a cutie! Enjoy Lola’s puppy breath and energy because they grow up much too fast!

  94. Sandra Lee
    August 31, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    OMG so adorable, have no idea how you put her down. She looks so cuddly.

  95. Joanna @ Gingham Gardens
    August 31, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    Oh my goodness… I can’t even stand all the cuteness. 😍

  96. August 31, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Well, Sadie and I send big hugs of congratulations. It’s such a void with the loss of a pet, and though they always live on in our hearts, it is good to welcome another furry baby into our lives and hearts. It took us far too many years to realize that we could love another dog, and now of course we question why we waited so many years. I know Lola will bring you tons of love to help mend the hole left with Chloe’s loss. Gracie will be a good role model for this little ball of fur. So happy for you and for this cutie that has the best home ever!

  97. Patricia
    August 31, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    She is adorable. I know the vacant place that yearns to be filled when our pet child dies. Wishing you all the best!

  98. Carol
    August 31, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Too much cuteness! Can’t wait to meet her!

  99. Kathleen Sturgis
    August 31, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Congratulations! Lola is just beautiful! Big sister Gracie will acclimate soon enough. Having a baby in the house is good for older pets.

  100. August 31, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Chloe would be so pleased that she was such a great companion that when she could no longer be with you that you did get another doggie friend (child) Gracie will be pretty excited to have someone to be with too. Not near so lonely for her! Hopefully Lola will love pontoon rides too! It is hard to get use to puppy energy–my husband and I think we can’t do it again every 13-15 years when we have the “pleasure” of raising another one. Embrace those special times when you get a glimpse of the wonderful dog your puppy is going to be!!!

  101. Kathleen C
    August 31, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    What a little doll!! Lots of love and happiness is sure to come!! So happy for you!!

  102. Sue
    August 31, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Congratulations on your new fur baby. She could not be cuter! I hope that Gracie adapts to her soon and I know they will be great company for each other. I look forward to all the pictures and adventures you will share with us!!

  103. Cristy Bennett
    August 31, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    Welcome Lola!! I have been waiting for your Mommy to find you and share you with us! I know you will bring much joy to your new family…and to us who enjoy viewing your Mommy’s blog! You are adorable!

  104. August 31, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    How sweet and what cute shots! Yes, stay clear of those sharp puppy teeth!

  105. Nancy Edwards
    September 1, 2018 at 12:09 am

    Lola has attitude! She’s beautiful & one of these days Gracie won’t be able to resist her❤️🐾

  106. Tricia
    September 1, 2018 at 4:36 am

    Oh, she is so beautiful and cute. She will bring you so much joy!

  107. Deena Salvatore
    September 1, 2018 at 7:15 am

    Congratulations and good luck with Lola! Your pictures are precious, as is she. ❤️

  108. Kaye Moore
    September 1, 2018 at 8:23 am

    Hi Mary
    She is beautiful. When I got Bentley it had been 15 years since I had a puppy. It is different, but I wouldn’t change it. I loved his puppy stage.
    So glad that you and David got a puppy.

    • September 1, 2018 at 8:43 am

      Thank you Kaye❣️I miss hearing about you at work. Doggie kisses for Bentley 🐾

  109. gert stevens
    September 1, 2018 at 9:25 am

    Oh my gosh, she is adorable. I forgot what it was like to have a puppy in the house lol. You will be busy – but oh…what love you will be sharing🐾 Looking forward to read about all her antics!!!


  110. Suzanne
    September 1, 2018 at 11:47 am

    She is so cute. Love her button eyes and nose. Congrats

  111. September 1, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Mary!!! Lola is just adorable!!!! Congratulations on your new family member and I look forward to watching Lola’s puppy antics!!💜💜

  112. Jackie
    September 1, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Oh my! Lola is adorable.

  113. Betty Scott
    September 1, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    What a little beauty!!

  114. Susan
    September 1, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Congratulations on your new family member! Absolutely precious! I have three cats (whom I love dearly) so I enjoy seeing your sweet pups. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  115. Gina
    September 1, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    Lola is too cute! Congratulations on the newest member of your family! May your fur baby give you many years of love and enjoyment!

  116. Paula
    September 1, 2018 at 6:44 pm


    awwwwe she is adorable !! Hope Gracie will say she can stay hehe!
    Have a safe weekend

  117. Sue
    September 1, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    Happy for you and your new family member, so adorable.

  118. Susan B.
    September 1, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Oh. I’m so happy for you! Losing a beloved pet is just the worst pain. Lola is a very lucky little girl! If she only knew the wonderful life she’s going to have with you and her new big sister. Big hugs to both of the fur babies!! xoxo

  119. Gail Jones
    September 1, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    She is sweet. I wish you and your family many happy memories in the making with this sweet little girl.

  120. Diane
    September 1, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    She is beautiful! Our furry kids always have a place in our hearts. It’s so hard to lose them. May Lola richly bless your lives. ❤️

  121. Julie H from Michigan
    September 1, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    Your new addition is adorable!

  122. Lorraine
    September 1, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    What a little doll. Congratulations.

  123. September 2, 2018 at 8:13 am

    It looks like Lola may be as photogenic as Chloe!

  124. Kathy
    September 2, 2018 at 10:01 am

    She is a doll!!

  125. Virginia Nelson
    September 2, 2018 at 11:07 am

    Congratulations, she is such a sweetheart!

  126. Cherie
    September 2, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    That adorable face is too much. Congratulations on your new furry addition!!!!

  127. Victoria Saxon
    September 2, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Congratulations!!! I wanted to send you a note of commiseration when you lost Chloe, but, I just kept getting far too emotional. At that time, my lovely little boy “Elliot” (a white toy poodle) who I’d had the joy and privilege of sharing my life with for 17+ years, was quite obviously nearing his end. Having been blind for 3+ years, he’d become arthritic & had osteoporosis (I have both… the little drama queen was trying to keep the spotlight on him!), then he started to become less steady on his feet…. I just knew (oh God, here I go again welling up!). Anyway, some four months later his time came & with my heart breaking I said goodbye (for now) to my little man. Earlier in my life I’d lost a much loved Burmese cat (Tia) and I made the mistake of getting a new Burmese only 3 months later. Huge mistake! I was still grieving, and couldn’t bond with the new kitten as easily as i should have (eventually all went well and “Sassy” my little girl was with me for 19+ years, she was Elliots “big sister”). So, from that experience, I learned to let the grieving process run it’s course, before you even consider getting a new animal… which you obviously know! So, I wish you all the best with your new little “baby”, the fact you are now ready, hopefully means my time is coming, and I’l be able to invite a new little love into my life. Kind, regards.

  128. Granny Gay:)
    September 3, 2018 at 9:15 am

    Love this new family member…congratulations on finding her…just the right pup for you and yours…

  129. September 3, 2018 at 10:14 am

    ❤🐶adorable 🐶❤ best wishes for the exhausting tasks that a new puppy brings!!! But it is far outweighed by all the love and fun that cute little fur baby will bring you!!! How you got Lola to pose so well already is amazing!!! She better get used to being in the limelight!!

  130. Char
    September 3, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Congrats on the new member of the family!!!!!❤️

  131. Marilyn Morphis
    September 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    She is just tooooooooo cute.

  132. Pat
    September 3, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Congratulations, Lola is absolutely adorable.

  133. Cyndee Randall
    September 3, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    This makes me so happy. Pictures of Gracie alone have made me a little sad so even though she may be in shock over this sweet bundle, I am sure she will adjust. I am happy for you all. Enjoy. These puppy days go so quickly.

  134. Susan
    September 3, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    She is Adorable! Love how Bichons always smile

  135. September 3, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    Just catching up on reading and saw this post!…Oh my Lola is the cutest!!!! I am so looking forward to seeing more of Lola and Gracie too….So very happy and excited for you!!! Lola has definitely found herself a great home and family!

  136. September 4, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    What a cutie! Congrats!

  137. September 4, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    OH bundle of preciousness, I’m so glad you and Lola found each other Mary!

  138. Vicki
    September 6, 2018 at 10:41 am

    Oh, my! She IS a love! Many congratulations to you and family and enjoy many fun wag days ahead!

  139. Norma Rolader
    September 7, 2018 at 6:29 am

    Lola is Just so beautiful I know it is not Chloe but Chloe will always be in your heart

  140. September 22, 2018 at 6:04 am

    Wow! I wish your little pup could pop through my computer screen for a cuddle and a kiss! She is CUTE!!!!!! Just the kind of dog I’d want if I had the time and the money to care for one. What a little darling!!!!

  141. Diane D.
    November 18, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Congrats your new addition is just adorable. Bichon Frise’s are the best, love the breed!! Have fun!!

  142. Judith
    July 27, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Congratulation to your new puppy She is so adorable I will get one soon Bichons are the best

  143. Craig
    August 1, 2019 at 1:10 am

    My wife and I have a 4 year old who mirrors your Chloe. I grew up with working retrievers, so I love dogs. But our little Bishon, Jolie, has my heart. Congratulations on your new addition.

  144. Suzanne Still
    September 7, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Lola is adorable! I am so glad you got her! You can never replace Chloe but another set of paws is always good to hear! We have 3 Bichons-Fifi, Winston Churchill and Daisy. Fifi had her first litter in June so it was a wonderfully busy place around here for a few weeks! I love this breed and their sweet dispositions.

  145. Trish
    November 6, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    We felt the same as our little bichone Snowflake poo passed away in April this year. Life could not go on. Then we got two bichon poo. Lewis and Clark they are almost 6 months now. They make life a joy they are a handful with two. But we love them. I totally understand. Trish.

  146. Lisa Matthew
    January 3, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    Lola is beautiful! (Like all Bichons!!). I am currently mom to 2 Bichons, a Havachon, and a Cavachon. I love them all, but nothing beats a Bichon Frise in my mind! Like you, when my first Bichon, Mikaela, passed away, I was heartbroken even though I had 3 other dogs at the time, including my second Bichon, Lily. When Lily passed from liver cancer, it was devastating, but I could never move on without a Bichon Frise or two…enter Emilee and Paisley…my current Bichon loves.

    Wishing you and Gracie a wonderful life with Lola!

  147. Karen Kizziah
    February 28, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    I just lost my Lola! She was 15 years old. I’m thinking about a new baby and would like to know where you bought your Lola? I too will have to my vitamins!! But I don’t think I can make it without a bichon. My baby was so sweet and smart!! Can’t stop crying!! Thank you

    • February 29, 2020 at 5:10 am

      I’m so sorry for you loss. Bichons are wonderful companions. We got Lola and Sophie from a breeder in NC. I’m not sure if she has any puppies available but you can find her info here:

  148. Vijji
    March 23, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Very happy to see your new bundle of joy!
    Less than month ago we said good bye to our 16yr 9 month old Bichon Frise named Buttons. My family is still suffering from the loss. Makes me teary to see your little guy. Good luck and wishing happy and healthy long life to your puppy!!!

  149. Mamie Erickson
    March 31, 2020 at 3:32 am

    Congrats to you and Lola. I said goodbye to my 14.5 year old Bichon Frise, Heidi, in September 2019. She helped me thru my husband’s death and was besides me for two years after that. I could not have gotten thru that w/o her. Sadly, I knew her time was coming soon and I had always promised her I would not let her suffer any pain. Even tho I knew she had pain, she was still a very good dog. Her vet came to our house to humanely “put her down”; as I have instructed my son, her ashes will be put in my coffin when I pass. I spent one night alone and heard all kinds of noises, both inside and outside the house. The next day I got Sophie. At 8 weeks old, she was certainly different from Heidi at 14.5 years. She is now almost 9 months old; She still chews on everything she can get in her mouth. But, I would not be without my Bichon.

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