Saturday, March 13, 2010

the new dog










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.


13 comments:

Vickie said...

Congrats on the new family member. I LOVE her and the new cartoon character is perfect! There's a cute and sassy factor with underbites on dogs, don't you think?

Chris said...

I predict another character developing after Winnie has an accident......Winnie's da Pooh!

Astaryth said...

Awwww... She's cute! AND lucky to find a home with you and the Spouse. Love the cartoon version too :) She looks like there might be some terrier in there someplace, and they are usually scary smart. :)

Donna said...

Yep, Sadie had a horrible case of kennel cough when we got her, too. Congrats on your new pup. She's pretty.

Indigo said...

I have the biggest smile right now! I'm so glad Winnie found her way into your home. She's going to be the most loved dog ever. (Hugs)Indigo

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Glad you have found another critter to bring some joy and laughs to your abode :o)

Anonymous said...

welcome home Winnie! seems like a great match for all!

Debra said...

truly the wonder years.

{my jerry's lil chihuahua/terrier mix loves Loves LOVES burrowing into your chest...it's her FAVorite}

grins, debra

Chef E said...

Oh I am in tears! My Britney also had an underbite, and when she growled, it was like grrrruhp...

I love the toon of her!

Chris- behave yourself, NOT! LOL

Paula said...

So glad you and this doggie found each other. The toons are going to be really cute.

Anonymous said...

Oh, this is the coolest cartoon character! I love her pink bear bed.
--Cin

sim warford said...

Awwww! She's adorable! And mixed breeds tend to live longer ( and be smarter) than purebreds!

Big Mark 243 said...

Aw... sweet story. I have noticed in reading you use the term 'spouse'. You and Lumpy are married? So VERY good for the both of you!!