I’m not exactly sure when I decided I was lonely, but all of a sudden it was all I thought about. Although I have wonderful family and friends with whom I share my life, after 11 years of widow-hood, there was a glaring emptiness when I came home at the end of the day. And so the search began. My evenings were spent on the laptop, searching for puppies. Not any puppy, however, it had to be hypoallergenic and non-shedding because of my allergies. I also knew I wanted a small dog, because I wanted to snuggle and I wanted my dog to be the best dressed in the neighborhood. Small dogs look so darn cute wearing sweaters, hoodies, and puppy pj’s. As I googled hypoallergenic, non-shedding puppies, I was amazed at the variety of breeds available and waiting to find their forever homes. And then, one Friday night in early July, I found her; a little Shichon puppy. Her picture showed a chubby little puppy with fluffy black and white fur. With black patches around her eyes, she looked like a little panda bear. I fell in love with her right there. I made the phone call and two weeks later I brought my little Jellybean to her forever home and life has never been the same.