Pet-Peeves: when mommie doesn't throw the ballie for me! Overly -friendly big doggies. (I am very nervous about getting stepped on!) Pesky pups that don't get the hint that I don't want to be bothered. Anydog that trys to take my ballie from me!
Favorite Toy: ballie!!!!!! I like the green glowey ballie, the blue rubber ballie with a squeeker, the small tennis ballie, the normal size tennis ballie, the tennis ballie with a squeeker, and the hacky sack ballie! Oh, and I almost forgot, my halloween pumkin ball
Favorite Food: Ice Cream, yogert, cheese, bones mommie gets at Petsmart! *(nothing that is good for me, right?) ;O)
Favorite Walk: Around Roadrunner Park. I love to stop by the pond and watch the ducks and geese!
Best Tricks: Catching the ballie. *Sitting* so I can get a treat from Judy! Woof!
Arrival Story: My mommie had lost her other male Papillon, Mr. Doolittle, about a year and a half before she was ready to look for me.
When she was ready, she got in touch with a local Papillon breeder, Rancho Mariposa, and found me.
I was 8 weeks old when mommie came and picked me up.
I had to go for a car ride then and I really didn't like it. I threw up almost the entire ride back to mommie's house, which was about 25 miles away!
Bio: I am a rather shy boy. And people always mistake me for a girl! That's why mommie calls me pretty boy!
I am a little bit on the large size for a Papillon but that is what mommie was looking for when she got in touch with the breeder.
Mommie and I spend a lot of time together because she takes me to dog obedience classes at Petsmart. (I have a crush on my teacher, Susan! I get all giddy when ever she comes over and says hi to me and pets me!)
I just LOVE playing with my Chihuahua sister, Joey.
I miss my grumpy older sister, Poni. She always tried to make me
behave and be quiet! And when I was a little pup I use to love to bug her by counting coupe on her!
My name, Kipopo, means "butterfly" in Swahili.
Well, I have to tell you about my class at Petsmart last Sunday.
. . .ok let me give you a little history about me. I am a shy doggie.
And I am protective of myself. See, there use to be a collie in a
previous dog class that use to invade my space all the time and
step on me. Also, there was a doggie in my dog scout troop that
use to nip at me all the time!
Then mom took me to the vet the other day to get my ears checked
out because I kept shaking my head. I hate going to the vet because
every time I go there, they stick a thermometer . . . well, you know
where! I hate that! My ears were bothering me, Doc, not my butt!
Anyway, the doc kept messing with my ears and I didn't like that
at all and I started showing my teeth so they had to put a muzzle on
me! MOM WAS SO EMBARRASSED!
. . .
So at my class mom told my teacher, Stuart, that she wished there
was something she could do so I would not be so protective of myself!
So Stuart started to work with me a bit He grabbed me and held me
and my momma was way over on the other side of the room!!!!
I was nervous!!!! But after a few seconds I started to relax and
took the little treat that Stuart had for me.
He then told mom to stand up in front of him and I did my usually
trick of running behind mom so she could protect me from him!!!!
Mom kept stepping out of the way but Stuart told her to stop and stay
still (oh - oh, see Stuart realized that I thought mom was trying to
proctect me from Stuart. Mom didn't realize that! Now she knows
better; DARN!) I didn't know what to do!!!! So I went and sat back
down by mom's purse.
Stuart says mom needs to get me around more people; have people
pet me and hold me. Mom's not sure how to do that , though, since
she doesn't have any family here in AZ.
We do have some friends we started going to the dog park with but
the temps. here in AZ are now in the '90s and soon it will be too
hot to do anything!!!
Hey, not being held by another human is just FINE by me!!!!
But watch mom let Stuart pick me up again next week - I just bet he
(Nothing against Stuart - he's a nice teacher and mom has learned
some things about me that she didn't understand.
But Stuart is NOT my MOMMA and I love MOMMA only!!!!!
Yes, I AM A "MOMMA'S BOY" and very proud of it!!!!!!!!
I will let you know what happens next week in dog class!
Mom entered me in another class at Petsmart!
Her and I haven't been working together at
all the last since last Nov. (MOM'S FAULT!)
(She was a little depressed because of
our 2 orange tabbies, Jack and Jill, being
killed by a *neighbor*)
Anyway, I am going to go back into the
My old teacher, Susan, doesn't teach
there anymore, but my new teacher's
name is Stuart!
I know him a little because he helped
Susan teach some of my previous
He's a very nice, young guy. He's
going to school and hopes to become
a veterinarian someday!
Mom says going back to class will
also give us some *alone* time
together! (I'm really jealous of
Kima! Unlike Joey who sleeps most
of the time, Kima is more like me!
And she is always wanting to be
held or petted by Mom.
And that upsets me a little!)
I can't wait to go back to class!
It starts on April 12th!