Ashley Brooke - Dolly - Havashu


Our New Puppy!

Dolly the Havashu

I’m so excited to finally introduce you to our littlest and newest best friend, Dolly!

We picked up Dolly on Wednesday morning and have been falling in love with her ever since. Dolly is a Havashu. That’s half Shih-Tzu, half Havanese, and full CUTE. Seriously we couldn’t be any more obsessed and I’ve been dying to introduce her to you! And I would have done it sooner, but to be honest the last few days I just wanted to get to know her a little bit before I shared her with the world. It has been so much fun.

I haven’t had a puppy in over a decade and Ryan’s never had a puppy before, so it’s been hysterical trying to remember all the ins and outs of training. It’s also funny to see how this tiny fluff ball has completely melted Ryan’s heart. I can’t stop laughing when I see him carry her around like a baby doll, such a big guy with a tiny pup! 



If you’ve been a longtime reader you may remember that our sweet Lucy passed away this time last year. She was eleven and she battled cancer for the last seven months of her life.  It completely broke my heart. Lucy and I were best friends and lived a lot of life together, so the whole thing left me feeling pretty raw for a long time.  I was genuinely surprised when I had a complete change of heart over owning another dog when I met Dolly. Both Ryan and I KNEW we had to have her as soon as we saw her sweet face a few weeks ago. And I couldn’t be more thrilled that she’s ours! 



We’ve only had Dolly for a few days now, but so far she’s a total dream. She loves playing in the backyard and Ryan has taught her to play fetch. She’s obsessed with her crate during the day, hides all of her toys there, but absolutely LOATHES it at night. We haven’t slept since Wednesday, ha! She is sweet, spunky, and already knows how to work the camera! I feel like she’s given our little house new life and we’ve loved these past few days with her. One of our friends stopped by yesterday to meet her and he said, “Dogs manufacture happiness, that’s their sole purpose.” And it’s true, she is one furry ball of happy!



For more on sweet tiny Dolly, watch today’s vlog!




My parents came with Ryan and I when we picked her up on Wednesday, I was just as excited as I looked it was just the best day ever.  My Dad captured these photos, aren’t they sweet?





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  1. Wow!!! Looking beautiful & gorgeous. Your puppy is so lucky to have a friend like u. Great relation & great thinking indeed. Wish u all the best. So much love for your cutey puppy. Thanks.

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