Three years ago, I decided to get a puppy dog, and my husband moaned and groaned that he didn't want one. Of course, I put down a deposit (without his saying "yes") on a Lhasa-Apso / Poodle mix, and a month later we were the proud parents of a rambunctious puppy named Hazel. She quickly melted Justin's heart, and now the two are inseparable.
She LOVES to go boating with us in the summer, and enjoys jumping off the swim platform and swimming... and swimming... and swimming. She's had 3 summers on the boat, and she gets more brave every year!
She's got such a fun playful personality... you wouldn't know she's not a puppy anymore. She only has 3 toys, and they're all her favorite to play fetch with.
Last October as I was trying to think of a name for my new Etsy shop, I kept coming back to Hazelnut since that was one of Hazel's nicknames. How could I go wrong with "Hazelnut Designs?" After all, my shop is full of bright, cheery colors that hopefully bring a smile to your face. And thats what Hazel does for us. We haven't yet started a 'real' family, but Hazel has been wonderful to practice on. We're told dogs are easier than babies, which I would probably agree with. The thing is... can a baby be cuter than Hazel? You decide....