… is being pursued by terriers …
My rough and tumble sighterrierhounds don’t need no stinkin’ coats in the cold snap we have been having.
Not like Tinydog.
That’s right, SUCKAS! I wuz ENABLED!
A few weeks ago on the Wootube Facebook Page I asked if anyone was near Moreno Valley, CA, and could go check out / pull a little sumthin’ sumthin’ for me. And a very lovely woman named Chris, who is with the Green Dog Foundation (check them out and adopt a dog from them, or send them money! Tinydog demands it of you) and her friend Melinda both kindly stepped up and helped me out. They drove to the shelter and adopted this little lady for me, and Chris took her home until yesterday, when my wonderful friend Tina, who was in CA for a Lisa Frick seminar, brought her back on a jet plane!
I picked her up this morning … which was easy to do, as she is just 9.5lbs! Smaller than some of my cats (who, btw, think she is a cat in a coat).
Such a big adventure for a little dog.
Man is she ever itty bitty. She is curled up in my lap using one of my arms for a headrest right now, so typing is a challenge. I am trying to decide what to name her – I have a name in mind, but I stole it from a friend who says I can only use it if a) I keep the dog for sure and b) run her in agility. But I am open to other ideas!
She makes all 19lbs of Spring look monstrous!
I am pretty sure she is a mix, as I expect Italian Greyhounds to have really looong legs, but some of the folks on the IG forum I have been shamelessly lurking on tell me some IGs are shorter of leg. But I still think she is probably a mix. Mixed with sweetness! She is pretty long in the body though, but she has sighthound feet/toes and a muscle-bound butt!
And coming as she does from California, I doubt she is going to like this ice spell we’re having (good thing she already has 9000 jackets/sweaters/outfits). I personally am loving it, as it means that Missus Mud Pants can’t get muddy, cuz the mud is frozen.
When she first got here, all Holly could do was focus on the other dogs – usually Piper, unfortunately for her – but now she is mental for fetch and swaps ends pretty routinely when she applies the brakes. She’s a two-towel mudder! So the cold has been great for both of us.
The other dogs are loving it too.
My telephoto lens has been giving me fits, as it does not want to focus and has pretty much just given up the ghost in low light. I fear the day when it dies altogether, for however shall I blog? Someone should buy me a new one, they are only like $2K. What’s a couple grand among friends?
The irony is that Miss Mud Pants, who is impossible to photograph as she is never EVER still, took the prettiest pictures this morning.
She is about ready to go up for adoption. I think a lot of people will want her because she is young and pretty, but she is going to be too much dog for a lot of people. She wears me out, and I live with DEXTER!
Today was my last day of vacation (insert sad face here). It was not very relaxing, as I spent most of it painting my house. But now I have a Mexican Hacienda!
It would have been nicer to have some time to acclimate Tinydog to the pack. As it stands, both Wootie and Winter think she is fabulous. I am not sure Dexter has even noticed her. Piper and Spring are both a little out of joint, and TWooie not yet sure if she is actually a dog, so he has opted to pretend she is not here.
New Holiday photo sessions are in the works, so if you are in the Lower Mainland and want to come, watch this page for updates on locations and dates!