Monday, June 11, 2007

Meet Chip

Meet Chocolate Chip - or "Chip".

We've been talking about getting the Girl of the House a dog of her own. When you are getting ready to enter the treachery of middle school, it's really nice to have a cuddly little friend to tell all your secrets to.

It's also a good way to spend those long summer days - teaching a puppy everything he'll need to know.

We have Paris, our big ol' lab mix. We got him at the Humane Society as a pup seven years ago. He's the family dog, but he really loves Ben. Paris stays off the furniture, except for Ben's bed. He sleeps in the twin bed with Ben. (Nothing like 80 pounds of dog in a small bed to ready you for sharing a bed the rest of your life, eh?) Since Ben went to college, Paris sleeps on the floor in our room. He couldn't get comfortable up in the bed with the GotH. (He'd been trained too well to not be on the furniture...)

Yesterday, we went to a farm just out of town and picked up this little fella. He's a shi tzu/bichon cross, weighing five pounds. He should get to be 12 to 15 pounds. He spent his first night in his crate in GotH's room - stayed dry all night! He's quiet, not yippy, and he's already decided he loves GotH best. He follows her everywhere she goes. He and Paris are working out their relationship, too.

Of course, the house cats are less than thrilled...

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

What a loveable face! Congrats and welcome, Chip. Hope your little face shows up often.