Officially introducing Lily Blossom and her new permanent pack. When I did a Google search for “Lily Blossom” – just out of curiosity, I discovered it is the name of a My Little Pony character. As a kid I remember my sister playing with these toys – who happens to be named Blossom Rose, which was our source of inspiration for the name. Moreover, blossom is defined as 1) a flower 2) the condition or time of flowering 3) a period or condition of maximum development or as a verb 1) to come into flower; bloom or 2) to develop; flourish. I feel like all of the above describe Lily and her journey from a rescued / shelter at-risk puppy to permanently joining our pack (and that entailed over these last 5 weeks) to all that is still to come as she blossoms into a mature well-socialized balanced dachshund.
Lily and Emily sound very similar but since they’re my two girls now, I thought that was appropriate. Thanks to all for the warm wishes and congratulatory comments and emails. The decision had some trepidation for me because it wasn’t planned, but sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith and go with what life gives you. After announcing it yesterday, I started to get really excited – especially as the flood of your supportive comments came in. We really are happy to have Lily as part of our family, and I think she makes a fine addition to our pack.