Notes from the Waxhaws

The secret life of Pomeranians

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I’m not sure what I would do if it weren’t for the company of two Pomeranians. These two little girls keep me sane. They provide a continuity of sorts, and without them…I don’t know where I’d be at the moment. Their names are Belle and Tinker…and they’re both Southern Belles. Belle was born in Arkansas, and Tinker in Georgia. They came into our lives when we lived in Sarasota, Florida.

No…they weren’t named after TinkerBell the fairy. Shortly after we met, I took Sharon, along with her daughter Amber and son Beau, to see a stage play of Beauty and the Beast at the Chicago Theater in downtown Chicago, one cold and wintry night. It was our first venture out as a new family. Belle is named after the heroine of that story. Her full name is Belle Pumbaa. She’s beautiful…and she knows it…a Sable Wolf Pomeranian. She’s very moody, and protective…she barks in defiance at the sound of thunder…and she’s always on the lookout for the tiny green lizards that inhabit our front porch.


Tinker is the little Georgia peach..but she’s also alpha dog of the family. Her full name is Tinker Muad’Dib. Tinker…named after my favorite book, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard.  Her middle name…Muad’Dib…comes from Frank Herbert’s book Dune. Muad’Dib was a desert mouse. Tinker is a simple soul whose main interests in life consist of sleeping under the bed, eating her cookies, and having her tummy patted. Tinker…she fixes things…mostly me…with her simplified view of living life to the fullest.  She comes from a long line of cream-colored Pomeranian whirling dervishes, who spin around in a counter-clockwise direction, with the simple joy of anticipating the next treat that will come their way.


Written by Jim

June 6, 2011 at 9:16 pm

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  1. They are both adorable and I love Tinker’s little bow – such a feminine touch. Amazing how these creatures love us so unconditionally. I don’t know how I would have made it without mine. p


    June 6, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    • It is amazing. We have a lot to learn from them…don’t we? They help to define Agape love…


      June 7, 2011 at 6:42 pm

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