AT THE END OF THE DAY....

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BIMBO          What a wonderful day it was when we wondered into the pet store.....not really intending to make a purchase...just to play with the puppies.

       But there were these 2 little guys.. little balls of fur...one was white and one was black, and they were so o o happy to have someone come to play with them!

       Being the logical, sensible, cautious, procrastinating fence sitter that I am.....we left without a warm ball of fur.  In the car we all talked about how precious they were and Lenda from the back seat chimed in and said "If you get the black one, you should name it Sambo  like "Little Black Sambo"!  And Jim from the front seat added "If you get the white one, you should name it Bimbo like "Little Blonde Bimbo"!

      We all laughed at Lenda's cuteness and Jim's quick come back...but at the end of the day there was an odd feeling that more was yet to come.

The next day came with lingering thought of furry creatures with lovable licks and I made a call to the pet store...just to check on the little guys.  "Yes, we still have the little white one, but the little black one was SOLD!"

What?  Could that be?  They had actually SOLD that adorable, lovable man's best friend that was written in the stars to be mine?  The urgency was established...."So what can I do to reserve the little white one"?

Credit Card..............DONE!

BIMBO

     And so began the life of a household being run by a little white designer Maltipoo dog named BIMBO!

    From the designer clothes - t-shirts, sweaters, bikinis, dresses...

   To the tricks for treats - "What does the big dog say?" R u u f f    "What does the mean dog say?"  G r r r r   "Sit like a lady!"    a ladylike sit with one leg stuck out              "Dance like a ballerina!"   the cutest little ballerina twirl you ever did see!

  ...there is never a dull moment to be had.

  We still look back and think "What did we ever do without her?"  or "How did we get so lucky to have the best little dog in the world?"

....and at the end of the day, we realize that we have joined the ranks of the happiest people in the world....

                  T H E      D O G    L O V E R ' S!

    BIMBO            BIMBO            BIMBO

 

 

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Debbie Hutchins served as a Certified Residential Specialist and licensed Realtor in Alabama from 1987 until 2010.  Currently living in Costa Rica Debbie is enjoying living the Pura Vida retirement lifestyle and learning more about the Costa Rican culture.

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Rainmaker
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Lewis Beynon
Clifton Park NY Real Estate
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B-I-M-B-O........are you kidding me?????   Way too funny.  I'll send over a roll of paper towels, some Spot Shot, some rug cleaner, and some air freshener!!!!!  Enjoy your fur ball!!!!!!

November 11, 2008 07:31 PM
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Russ Ravary
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A dog can bring so much happiness in your life.  A companion to sit on the couch with, somebody to greet you at the door.

November 11, 2008 07:45 PM
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Thomas Tolbert
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Little Black Sambo

Main article: Little Black Sambo

Several origins of the term itself have been proposed, but it gained prominence through the children's book The Story of Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman, in 1898. It was the story of a boy named Sambo who outwitted a group of hungry tigers. The book contains many Caribbean references.

The setting of Bannerman's story was in India — as can be seen by the presence of tigers and the reference to ghee. The book's original illustrations show a Sambo character resembling a golliwog, a European version sometimes viewed as an iconic, racist "darky" stereotype, which could be taken as a stereotype of African people. As the book made its way across the Atlantic to the U.S., the illustrations were adapted to the possibly more obvious stereotype known as blackface in the U.S. At this time, the racism of the term was not overt or hostile. But the unconscious racism evident in the blackface stereotype was clear. When the eventual public uproar brought the issue to the attention of the general public, some renounced the use of the term "Sambo," but others embraced it as a racial slur.[citation needed] Thus, the use of "Sambo" as a racist term went from being unintentional to being open and derogatory.[citation needed]

Though once a term of endearment, this harmless phrase is now considered politically incorrect.

November 11, 2008 07:46 PM
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Steve Loynd
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Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc.,

Politically incorrect or not that's cute, I have to say we are Cat folk at my house we aren't home that much. Our furry friends take good care of themselves. At the moment one is in the basement ceiling..cute right..

November 11, 2008 08:13 PM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Hutchins

Lewis - NO Kidding!  And none of that will be needed as you can see from my post, she is a very smart girl...housebreaking was a breeze, and Thank you...we do enjoy her very much indeed!

 

Russ - You are so right about that....she can be heard sqealing with delight before the door is even opened and she is by side with every move I make in the house!

 

Thomas - My humblest apologies as there was certainly no intention to be politically incorrect.  Only a quote from a friend that was used as a "term of endearment".

November 11, 2008 08:24 PM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Hutchins

Steve - Thank you so much!  I have had many cats in my life.  As a matter of fact we had a cat at the time we got Bimbo and were not sure how Tessa would react to a new puppy....

Bimbo & Tessabut as you can see from the photo I just happen to have it was LUV at first site!

November 11, 2008 08:30 PM
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Kathy Knight
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Intracoastal Realty Corp

How cute - I have 2 little poodles so I know how much fun they are.

November 11, 2008 08:33 PM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Hutchins

Kathy -  How wonderful! Double your pleasure double your fun!  I am still trying to decide about breeding Bimbo and keeping one of the liter.  I am just afraid I would wan \t to keep them ALL!

November 11, 2008 09:09 PM
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Valerie Springer
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Great post Deb.  I have a tiny yorkie and she has filled the empty nest.  I used to think like Lewis, but have not found out I missed out on a great friend that loves to see me each and everyday.  Like Bimbo, Emme was easy to potty train.  I love the photos and your story telling abilities.  If you were not such a great realtor you could become a writer!!!

I have known Debbie for years and she does not have a racist thought in her head.  I am sorry Thomas was offended, but every comment made is not intended to be a slur.  Thank you Thomas for exercising free speech, after all this is what makes our Nation the greatest!

 

November 11, 2008 10:22 PM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Hutchins

Valerie - Thanks Val.  I have looked at Emme's photos on FB and she is precious!  We will have to get her and Bimbo together for a playdate!

November 11, 2008 10:55 PM
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Ilyce Glink
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Think Glink Media

Debbie-- She is adorable! Many happy times are ahead between you and your new doggie. She's so sweet!

November 12, 2008 12:13 AM
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Tami Vroma
Realtor, Grand Rapids MI Real Estate
West Michigan Real Estate Specialist-Five Star Real Estate

OMG Debbie my assistant is on AR now and she used to come over here (my assistant lives across the street-how cool is that!) and say how cute my little Hailee dog was.  She got to wantin and now she has her own fur ball.  I am going to send her over to this post!

November 13, 2008 03:11 PM
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Debbie Hutchins

Ilyce - Thank you, I think she is adorable too!  You just don't realize how much joy a dog can bring until you have one.

 

Hi Tami - It can be catching can't it.  I have so many people saying if I let Bimbo have puppies that they would want one.   I am sure Debbie is enjoying her little fur ball too!

November 13, 2008 03:20 PM
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Tami Vroma
Realtor, Grand Rapids MI Real Estate
West Michigan Real Estate Specialist-Five Star Real Estate

Thanks for adding me as an associate Debbie!!  You inspired me, I'm going to go do a video of my dog doing tricks.

November 13, 2008 06:05 PM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Hutchins

Cheri - Well, Tami did send you over!  How sweet....Awwww little Oscar, what a cute name!  I am so happy for you that you did it again.  I am sure little Oscar will bring you much joy.

 

Tami - You have certainly made my day!  It is a great feeling to inspire someone.  I can't wait to see your video!

November 13, 2008 10:35 PM
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Janna Scharf
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Congratulations, what a little cutie pie. The fun is just beginning, and life as you have known it will no longer exist!

November 13, 2008 11:35 PM
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Debbie Hutchins

Janna - A cutie pie she is!  Thank you so much for the compliment...I will share it with Bimbo herself...she thinks she is pretty cute too!  She loves to get her clothes on and strutt around like she is sooo fab!

November 14, 2008 11:07 AM
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Lenda Farmer

Yes I am the Lenda the one in the back seat and also the one that fell in love with both of the little fur balls.  Also the one that was broken hearted that our little Sambo was sold.  But also delighted that Bimbo was soon to become Debbie's End of the Day Happiness.  Debbie I was there with you through all these events and have loved seeing Bimbo's tricks.  But reading your blog reminded me of one of the most happy times we shared.

November 17, 2008 04:29 PM
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