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Introducing our new baby girl...(with pictures!)

Friday, November 23, 2012

..puppy dog. Chihuahua (is that how it's spelled??)

Went to the YMCA this morning to do some apres-Turkey repentence - put in a mile around the track (was too gusty and cold to walk this morning and for some reason I was being a wimp about walking.). Then we spent some time up on the "30 Minute Circuit" doing some of the weight machines

Then, we went to Kansas Humane Society to see about a new black dog. Being Black Friday, they were giving away BLACK DOGS. FREE. (or Black Cats, which we already have one.). Evidently, one of their Girl Scout Volunteers had started a "Black Dogs Club" because she was horrified to discover that black dogs were least likely to be adopted and most likely to be euthanized.

When I read about her in the paper, I was surprised too, because I grew up with black dogs and cats at various times in my childhood, and so had DH. Plus, we have had a black cat since December 2000 and our black dog had just passed away in September.

So... we get there, more than a hundred people ahead of us, and only 25 dogs available to adopt. Not all of these were black (the free ones) - and the others were 25% discount off the usual adoption fee.

(I"m waiting for my son to upload a photo for me, so I can save it to my disk and upload it here....)

We arrived shortly after 11 am (event was to begin at 11 am), so we were assigned numbers. So, DH had time to go over to Grandma's and pick up DS who had spent the night last night .

Now, the KHS staff named her "Janet" but we're not certain we'll keep that name... but here she is:

What she looked like on the website at Kansas Humane Society:

Puppy on the son's computer table:

Puppy all nestled in on my chest, inside my hoodie, no more shivering, just nice and warm....

She's still a bit groggy and in pain, I think, because she's neutered already. Guess her parents were both purebred Chihuahua's but for whatever reasons, they didn't keep her and had surrendered her and her litter mates (or at least the rejects they didn't want?). Plus, they may have been moving (the story they gave KHS.).

Soooo we'll just have to play it by ear. She's not a walking dog, more of a cuddling dog. We're questioning my sanity but I knew I didn't really want a big dog. DS claims she is going to be "his dog" and he will be taking care of it, but we all know I get stuck with the pets while the kid is at school and the DH is at work.

Not sure if she is shivering from nervousness and excitement, or from cold (she's s short-haired Chi) or (hopefully not) some sort of residual crud from her recent surgery?? Although, when she's inside my hoodie, she does get warm and stops shivering. Or does get comforted by my "mommy sounds" which must seem something like her mommy's sounds, just different breed... heh.

She's also not offered to go to the loo when we've taken her outside the past few times since we've been home two hours ago. She just ate and drank water, and she's not house broken. Guess we're in for a crash course on how to housebreak a pup!!?

(Hissing and growling....)

OOOOOH that did NOT sound good! Wow! Piper is having some "Alpha Female" or "Alpha Pet" type issues dealing with this new pup half her own size. (Piper's the cat!!). This dog is hardly a threat but she doesn't know it yet!!

Ha! DH is recording her on his phone! who know?? I might have some cat growl uploaded here. If I do, I'll edit it in, later.

Hope it all works out well??! I'm not sure ... but I guess I'm about to enter a new path on my journey!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
-BENI- 11/25/2012 9:48AM

    Too cute

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AWESOMECHELZ 11/25/2012 9:36AM

    Thanks for sharing. All my cats have been from the SPCA except one who was an outside cat that I adopted and he got used to being inside (actually loved it since I lived in Connecticut then and I found him in December). Of my five cats, I have been lucky to have had two black ones. Of all my cats, they were/are the most friendly, the black ones. I now have two cats and one is black and white. Love them and she is extremely friendly and playful.

Congrats on your new puppy and may you enjoy her with your family for years to come.


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GAYLLYNNE 11/25/2012 7:49AM

    So adorable!!! What a wonderful extension to your family!! Enjoy her!!

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MJ7DM33 11/24/2012 7:04PM

  She is a cute new baby! I hope that you have many years of great memories together!

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SLOPOKE_SAL 11/24/2012 3:49PM

    what a cutie pie!


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3016DEBRA 11/24/2012 2:10PM

  So CUTE!!! I hope she brings you alot of happiness emoticon

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JANNEPERRY 11/24/2012 8:51AM

    Good to see you and DH at the Y yesterday. Glad you were able to get in some exercise before that all important shopping trip for the cute little doggie! Congratulations, looks like you got a sweet one! emoticon

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JESSIKA_56 11/24/2012 8:47AM

    Aww, she's sweet! Remember, take her outside after eating, drinking, playing, and sleeping!

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KPETSCHE 11/24/2012 4:09AM

    Thanks for sharing! She's a doll - have fun with her.

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JANTWO 11/24/2012 12:56AM

    Oh how precious!!!!

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IMSAFEINHISARMS 11/24/2012 12:08AM

    She's a cutie!

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LIBBYL1 11/23/2012 11:19PM

  a new puppy is just the most joyful thing!

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LALMEIDA 11/23/2012 11:05PM

  She is adorable! I am sure she will make a great companion!

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ELISADENK 11/23/2012 9:09PM


She'll be a handful for you.

"Janet" seems too tame. Need something more like, "littlebit" or "snookums" or ???? What fun!

You can make little sweaters and stuff for her. LNSYLVSDOGs, our co-leader, can give you a bunch of ideas, etc. :-)

Keep us posted....

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SURVIVOR61 11/23/2012 8:16PM

    Sooo cute, looks like my Chico. Lol ...When he was a baby. I just love Chihuahua's they fun, sweet and so personable. My are my kids, they have their own personalities and we even have to put up Christmas stockings for all 3. I hope you have fun and many years with your pup. God Bless and Good Luck Sparkin' emoticon

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