Meet Winnie. Yes, there's already a new dog in the house. She's a one year old chihuahua mix from Animal Haven, which is a 'no kill' shelter a few miles from my house. They'd had my name and info for over a year from when I'd asked them to keep an eye out for any Yorkies they might come across. Winnie is not a Yorkie, but they thought I'd like her because she's sweet-natured and most definitely a "cuddler". I'm not the kind of person who thinks you can just replace one dog with another...there will never be another Bebe. But she has sure gone a long way to lift the gloom and sadness that's lingered around here over the last few weeks. And she needed a home.
Her best feature is her very pronounced underbite that makes me laugh every time she looks up at me. She's recovering from kennel cough -- which almost all shelter dogs contract. She's energetic and friendly and scary smart. Her favorite places to sleep are right next to a human or on top of this weird stuffed animal the spouse gave me for Valentine's Day. I've turned her into a cartoon character, so you'll be seeing her again.