As I mentioned when I posted about Sylas, the COVID-19 pandemic and my current work situation made it possible for us to adopt puppies into the family. I knew that I wanted to experience watching two puppies grow up together again after raising Zoe and Lexi together so the plan had always been to add a second one shortly after Sylas joined us.
I thought it might take us a little while to find the right match for Sylas but Hazel was only the second puppy we introduced to him. He has a 'strong personality' and I wanted to make sure that whoever we brought in would be a good fit with him. I wanted a dog that wouldn't be bowled over by his strong willed ways, yet one who was laid back enough that he or she wouldn't be challenging him at every turn. He absolutely thinks he is the center of the universe and I needed a dog that ultimately was willing to let him be.
We truly found the perfect dog for our family in Hazel! She is an absolute little darling. She loves to tease and play with her older siblings and she can definitely hold her own with them! At the same time, nothing really phases her. She is the epitome of the phrase 'rolls with the punches'! She is by far one of the calmest and most well behaved puppies I have ever encountered, and she is a huge love bug - at least with me. Admittedly, she is a bit of a mama's girl, but she is usually pretty content snuggled up in my lap or next to me when she's not playing.
Again, I wasn't specifically intending to get a second Frenchie and was open to other options. However the experience adopting Sylas was a good one so we decided to start along the same path. Since the two dogs seemed to click instantly, we didn't have to look very hard to find our second puppy and ended up with another French Bulldog.
So please allow me to introduce you to our sweet darling little Hazel:
How could you not fall in love with that face?...
Of course, here she stops half in and half out of the bright spot...