In Lieu of Making a Baby, We got a Dog

mini poodle

{I mean, look at those faces!}


With my biological clock ticktocking louder than the thumping bass at LIV nightclub, it was only a matter of time before I ended up:

A) Knocked up with our third child

B) Procuring a mini poodle

And seeing as Option A ordains 9 months of nausea, water retention, extreme moodiness, severe food cravings (like salt & vinegar chips and peanut butter & jelly sandwiches on a solid 2-hour rotation), and ugly-ass maternity clothes, well, Option B boasted more appeal. Tack on the fact my children have been relentlessly begging for a puppy for years now and it felt like the inevitable to some degree.

I’m a big believer in signs and as I meandered through the streets of Buenos Aires, I couldn’t help but notice the boundless amounts of poodles. Naturally, I was taken aback by their cuteness and kept nudging the husband whenever I spotted one of these caramel-colored canines. The hubby was obstinate — there would be no poodle in our near future. Talk about a buzz kill! Sheesh.

But seeing as being incessantly annoying is my forte, I cracked him (after a few glasses of intoxicating Malbec, obviously). After some stressful Googling, picking out the pup from a breeder, procuring the necessary documents to take the pup back home to the States — we did it! — all in under 2 hours. Let me tell you, this was huge feat. A huge thank you to Mariano & Joaquin for this gift. The most comical part in all this melee was obtaining a letter from a psychiatrist stating I’m mentally incapable of flying alone and said half-pound pup was my “mascot.” Ha!

The moral of the story? Where there’s a will, there’s a way. My kids were so surprised with the puppy’s arrival (see video) and named her Honey.

Because she’s so very sweet.


  1. January 15, 2015 / 9:55 am

    AMAZING!!!! Congrats on the new babe.

    I seriously don’t know how you pulled it off so quickly, it took a while to get Dallas here from Colombia!

    Viva (vivan?) South American doggies!


  2. January 15, 2015 / 10:08 am

    OMG, I’m dying. I cannot wait to meet le pup when I’m back.


  3. Ligia
    January 15, 2015 / 3:11 pm

    Oh, my gosh. It’s so cute. Love seeing Eva and Yany so happy with their new friend! Also, I love this puppy. It’s lovely! Maybe u guys will take it to Cape May next summer! It will be nice to meet this gorgeous puppy! <3

    P.S. Miss my Eva an Yany! Say Hi and best wishes to u guys!

  4. Jess
    January 15, 2015 / 3:24 pm

    Tres cute! hooray for Honey Tettamanti!!

  5. Cristina
    January 15, 2015 / 4:51 pm

    Have you lost your mind?

  6. Seba
    January 15, 2015 / 9:08 pm


  7. Melisa
    January 16, 2015 / 10:07 am

    love honey and this is just precious…but just fyi in 2010 i got the dog…in 2012 i had the third baby…:)

  8. The Wordy Girl
    January 17, 2015 / 10:41 am


  9. irma
    January 20, 2015 / 12:15 pm

    Honey…perfect name for the pup, but the letter from the psychiatrist was too funny, your 1/2 lb Honey keeps you stable LOL!!! Definitely where there’s a will, there’s a way. Thanks for all your posts!

  10. Mariella Vilar
    January 20, 2015 / 3:35 pm

    I’m dying. Can’t believe you flew the pup on that long flight! You are brave, enjoy honey!

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