It was raining cats and dogs and Mom was concerned because Charles did not have a raincoat. So she took my old raincoat and turned it into a teeny tiny version of what it used to be. (She can be clever like that sometimes.) But now Charles can walk in the rain with us. I don’t understand why the pest has to come everywhere Louise and I go?!!! Couldn’t she just let him stay home?
I think that the coat looked much nicer on me anyway, don’t you? – Sofie Bear
Life has been very busy with our new brother, Charles the Mugwump. He is a very silly little guy. He likes to steal the big dog toys and take them across the room to his bed (usually dropping them half way because they are bigger or heavier than him). Louise really likes his teeny tiny tennis balls (there is a lot of squeaking going on). Even Nine, the Mancat, is coming around. Everyone is getting along, sort of, as long as Mom puts Charles in his exercise pen when we are having dinner or high value treats, like antlers. Learning about life with a dog that is the size of a cat is a new experience. He needs what any dog needs: he loves long walks with the pack, running in the yard, and cuddling, but he also wants to climb on things (like the cat tree) and play with the cat toys. Mini Cooper and him will become close friends, I think, once she figures him out. Life at the DogDaz Zoo is never boring.
Louise and Sofie are figuring out that the little guy is not going anywhere. He is not just visiting, he is staying forever. He tried to go to sleep with Louise (bottom right with flash). She is so sweet, I think she was confused but would have let him stay the night. He really likes her kennel, maybe because it smells worn in.
Sofie and him had a little fight last night. It was really my fault because they were doing so well, I gave them all treats together. Big mistake. Sofie is not ready yet for that much closeness. (bottom 2d from left) I know better than to feed him outside the exercise pen, but I did not realize nylabones would have the same effect. Charles tried to come visit me and had to pass Sofie (who is always at my foot). Sofie is cranky when it comes to anyone (dog or cat) getting too close to her, sometime even Louise. Well, that was fur raising for a moment. Charles was beside himself and hid behind V the rest of the night.
Pecking order establishment. I worry about 50 and 60 lbs dogs against 13 lbs.
I had to block the rabbit holes under the fence. Never really worried about that with the big dogs. I liked the holes so the critters could pass through the yard. But now, Charles can escape, so I blocked them with long flower boxes until I can nail boards down in the spring (bottom 2d from right).
The girls are now teaching Charles how to stare Mommy down (top) when eating at the table. If 4 sad hungry eyes weren’t enough, now I have 6 looking at me, pleading their case.
Louise, Sofie, and Charles are going to be great friends (paws crossed). Even the cats are coming around.
Charles, formerly known as Chi Chi Forest, is officially joining the DogDaz Zoo this afternoon. It has taken what feels like an excruciating amount of time to go through the adoption process with the SPCA of Anne Arundel County, but finally, he is ours. Louise and Sofie passed the meet and greet with flying colors. I think I was the most nervous of them all. Charles is an 8+ year old long hair Chihuahua / maybe Pomeranian mix. I guess we will all be learning a lot about little dogs.
So glad you are joining me today for the Dogs N PawzBlog Hop called Tuesday’s Tails! New posts go up on Tuesday but you can link up and post when you want all week-long. The whole purpose is to feature cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, etc. so when you link up is up to you! Even pets from PetFinder, are fine. Let’s just get them all homes!
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Let’s hop to it! Look at these 2 cute little doggies. Let’s make sure they find good homes.