Saturday, October 20, 2018
I guess I should start at the beginning. Back in August my Hubby and I decided we should get another pup for Cherokee. It would give Munchie a break. He enjoys playing with Cherokee, but not all day long. I emailed my friend who we got Henley and Cherokee from. I asked if there were going to be any pups this year. She replied with "we just had a litter born two days ago" The Father is Cherokee's Dad, (Liver and Tan Bloodhound) but a different Mom. The Mom is a Black and Tan Bloodhound. All of the pups look like her.
This is Mom and litter.
I wanted a male pup this time, and I was writing down different names that I liked. One day my Hubby took Cherokee to Petsmart. A lady, who works there, loves Cherokee. She walked over and gave Cherokee a pat on the head then told my Hubby "I used to have a Bloodhound. We named him Blue because he looked so sad all of the time" When my Hubby told me about the conversation I told him "I love that name" I added the name to the list, and I kept bouncing back and forth, which name do I like the best. After the pups were a few weeks old my friend sent pics of the pups in case we want to pick one out early. I fell in love with this little face. The pup was 4 weeks in this picture.
I looked at the picture again, then it hit me. He is wearing a blue ribbon. I chose the name Blue. I thought it was fitting.
Blue at 5 weeks
Blue at 6 weeks
We finally brought him home at 8 weeks. He doesn't sit still for long so my pics haven't been the best of him yet.
The funny part of this is Cherokee. We thought we would have to watch her like a hawk, and tell her "be careful" all of the time. But Cherokee was scared to death of Blue. She kept running out the doggy door to hide from him. It was mid afternoon the following day Cherokee got the nerve to sniff Blue. Blue was ok from that moment on. Now they are the best of pals. Also we can't believe how much Cherokee has mellowed since we brought Blue home.
We were going to adopt a dog, but adopted a kitten instead. He doesn't like the camera at all, so I only have 2 pics of him. This is Aspen. He never had a fear of our dogs, so he fits in well. Aspen is very loving. Can't ask for a better cat.