Arrival Story: We had been looking for a sister for Ese for awhile. I had seen a lavender colored chihuahua and decided that was what I wanted. It took about a year before we were able to find a lavender chihuahua puppy. A breeder in the Catskills had a sister that also raised chihuahuas in South Carolina. A little more than three weeks later we had out little Lola (Southern) Belle.
Bio: The first night we brought Lola home, Ese played with her for about 20 minutes and then spent the rest of the night wondering when she was going home. The next day she was still here. That night he was forced to share one of HIS treats with her. (Never mind that he had spent much of the day munching on her yummy puppy food.) He didn't like sharing, so he bit her on the nose. He was very ashamed and sorry when he saw how much Mommy and Daddy worried about little Lola. They made up that night and have been buddies since then. Lola got the nick-name Poodle because she loves to give french kisses (licks). The term "poodle" is also used as a verb (to poodle=give kisses) in this house. Her tounge is out in many of the photos. She just has a really long tounge...it is out most of the time!
Lola was a little girl when we first brought her home (about 1 pound) and it was cold (March in Upstate NY). She didn't take to walking right away as her brother did so she always rode in Mommy's coat. By the time summer came, she had a real fear-aggression problem with strangers. With a lot of work, we are making progress but the lesson is "socialize your pup!"
These are the pictures from Eses's 5th Birthday Party. They are only going to be up for the month of July, so enjoy!
1. Ese and I are posing for the camera. I know, he's the birthday boy, the guest of honor but notice how the light highlights my beauty. I am quite the natural model.
2. This is my mommy's mommy. We call her Mommy #2. (Sometimes dad calls her granny, then he gets put in the doghouse!) I love her so much, I am smiling. I don't get to see her much because she lives in Indiana, she came especially to see me at Ese's birthday party.
3. This is Ripley, she sniffed my butt. I let her know what I though about that!
4. This is Julie nd Mischka (bro & sis) saying hi to Dixie (the JRT). Dixie wasn't sure what to think at first but later realized they are really nice.
5. Taffy watching the action at "Lake Chihuahua"!
6. Mom and me and a Red Stripe (Jamacia's Finest) Beer...a perfect combination!
7. Here I am with one of my human friends. She is so very gentle with me, I really like her!
8. These are a couple more of our human friends horsing around at Lake Chihuahua, I hope they don't squirt me!
9. Here I am guarding my friend from Oreo, my foster brother. I love him but I don't love sharing!
10. Here is my daddy. He is getting ready to cook lunch for all the humans. Why couldn't he drop just one delicious brat? I guess I will have to settle for licking fingers!
I love spring...there are so many new things to bark at and about. Mommy takes us outside every day to help with "sprucing up" the gardens though I don't know why she calls it that she hasn't planted one pine tree! Silly Mommy once again.
Anyway, it's super-fun. At first it is a little chilly so I have to lay in the sun to warm up. After an hour or so of sun dogging, the schoolbus comes...we say "bye" to all the kiddies. Then it's time for more sun dogging. Usually after the mailwoman comes we go inside and get a bite for lunch. After lunch, we are warm enough to go and help Mommy from the shade. We help by letting her know when anyone comes into the hood. We have different barks for friends, strangers, cars and bikers. Brother "chases" special friends that drive by the side and behind the house. He can't see them through the fence but he knows that they appreciate his support. In the afternoon the schoolbus come by lots to let different sized kids off. After the bus comes by for the forth time, we have about a half hour before Daddy comes home and that means a Daddy-Come-home-TREAT! It's one of our favorite times of the whole day. Anyway just wanted to let ya'll know that spring has sprung here but; hopefully, you are too busy enjoying yourselves outside to even be reading this. If you are reading this and it is beautiful outside...GET OUT THERE!
Wow today was a really big day. We had a party with our new chihuahua MeetUp friends. If you live near the Capital District of NY, you can learn about our local MeetUp group here: www.chihuahua.meetup.com/75 We are a (right now) small group of chi owners that want an opportunity for our chis to be able to socialize with other chis. It was lots of fun.
Also, Mom and Dad brought home a new fosterdog, Stoli. This is the fourth doggie friend that we are helping find a forever home. Stoli is a miniature American Eskimo Dog. He is about three times our size so mom is making sure that everyone is playing nice. He is very fluffy, kind of like a new toy. He likes to bark, which is cool. Stoli stays outside FOREVER, he doesn't seem to get cold. And he loves to go on walks.