September 11th 2014 12:56 pm
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Ever since Coco went to the Rainbow bridge, I have been in a deep, dark funk. All I did was sleep and wasn't interested in playing with my stuffies or the neighbors two small pups. Momma too was depressed because we both missed Coco so much so momma tried to find a female Shih Tzu that was about 5 years old and in need of a forever home. Momma searched and searched Petfinder and Craigslist in Mew Mexico but all she could find was rescued breeder dogs that hadn't been socialized or allowed out of their cages. Momma did find a beautiful black female that was five years old who had been turned into a rescue group because she bit someone twice. Just when momma decided that she would give this pup a chance and adopt her, someone else swooped in and adopted her.
After searching for several months, momma decided to contact a Shih Tzu breeder in Arizona and put in a request for a black female puppy, but the more she thought about it, the more momma decided maybe it would be better to get a Shih Tzu that looked completely different than Coco, so she opted to take the gold/bridle/white puppy. The breeder told momma that most likely this puppy would end up being a gold puppy when she is mature since the puppy's coat will change coloration during her first year.
Momma named the puppy Mei-Ling (pronounced May-Ling), which means intelligent red gem. Mei-Ling isn't red, but it was the only name that momma could pronounce and she liked how it sounded so that's what she got stuck with - BOL. Here full name is Mei-Ling Star, you know momma is big on giving use middle names.
Mei-Ling is now 13 weeks old and boy is she a handful! She has very sharp puppy teeth that does some real damage. She is continually biting on my tail, ears and face. She even tried to bite my wee-wee hose but luckily momma saw what was going on and rescued me. And yapping - let me tell you this is one pup that yaps all the time. Coco would be very proud of her.
The first week she was here I was growling and snapping at her all the time, now I just try to ignore her but usually I play with her for a bit until I get tired out - BOL. She loves to eat and play with MY stuffies. If I start to play with something she comes running over and takes whatever I have away from me. I let her play with it for a little bit, but then I go and take it back.
Momma says I have been a real good big brother, however, I have to tell you that it is a lot of hard work. I still miss Coco and wish she were still here, but something tells me Coco is up in the clouds whispering things in Mei-Ling's ears instructing her how to be a royal pain.
I haven't been too active on Dogster as the site still has fleas. Momma think i5 Publishing is a much better fit than SAY Media was, but she wants to wait to see what kinds of changes the new owners make before she decides if she wants to come back here again. We are still over on Blogger because we really do like that we can post photos of just about anything and not just of us pups.
March 28th 2014 4:57 pm
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What a surprise - I'm one of the daily diary picks! Coco and I haven't been around much lately because momma has the flu real bad. We keep on waiting for her to hack up a lung but as of yet, that hasn't happened. Twice, momma almost had daddy drive her to the emergency room, but said she felt too "bad" to endure the ride to the hospital and changed her mind. The good news is that most of the hacking has subsided and things are slowly getting back to normal. Momma says she has lost 10 pounds but doesn't recommend having the flu as a means of loosing weight.
Coco and I just want to start sleeping on the big bed with momma again at night instead of being banished to our dog beds.
March 20th 2014 4:53 pm
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Coco and I haven't been around here or on Blogger too much lately because momma has been sick. She once again has that nasty cough that continues all night and day. Daddy called the doctor on the back of her Humana card and found out that he isn't in practice anymore and that momma would have to sign up for a new doctor but it wouldn't take effect until April 1st (do you think that was an April fools joke?)
Anyhow daddy argued with Humana and they allowed daddy to change to a different doctor but unfortunately the new doctor is 160 miles from home (round trip). Momma wasn't all that keen on sitting in the truck hacking out her lungs for a long car ride and then having to do follow up visits at that distance so they once again are going to have to change to a different doctor.
In the meantime. Coco and I are having to listen to momma bark and bark so she better NEVER say anything about our barking again.
Puff Darby - Nurse in training
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