Favorite Food: Dried duck tenders (we call them his quack-quacks)
Favorite Walk: Anywhere
Best Tricks: Fetch
Arrival Story: We found Patch wandering in my mother's neighborhood. He was very skinny and hand shy. We could tell that something or someone had hit him due to the red marks on his back legs. He was so scared, he wouldn't come to us at first. The poor thing was howling as if he was in mourning. We took him in and in a few days his personality changed. We found he was sweet tempered and very mellow. We have two senior citizen cats and he hardly looked at them. Patch still hasn't been with us very long, but I already am very glad we have him. He loves to snuggle and have his tummy rubbed.
Patch's true personality has really come out in the last few months. He is not the timid, scared creature we found back in March. He barks at other dogs, cars and just recently - the radio. However, he is very friendly and not at all aggressive. He only likes to tell the world that he is #1. He absolutely loves to play with his tennis ball. He could play all day, I think. He loves to go for rides (except to the vet) and go for walks. We could not have picked a better dog if we had bought him or adopted him from a shelter. The Lord knew we were meant for each other and I thank Him every day that Patch is now a part of our family.
Mom brought home a tiny kitten yesterday. (insert HUGE sigh) I've never seen anything that small, except maybe a squirrel. In fact, I think the squirrel might have been bigger.
Mom named her Jasmine. She is very, very young. Mom figures 6 weeks old - just barely. Of course, I got all excited and wanted to sniff, lick and taste her. I got into a little bit of trouble because Jasmine was getting so upset.
I just can't help but get excited about cats. I was so excited that I got the shakes. It was the same way with Rose.
It's strange, because when mom brought home Molly and Lilly, I didn't do that. I pouted a bit, but I never shook with excitement. Maybe it's the terrier in me wanting to have a go at it. It's really hard in the beginning for me to restrain myself - that's why I get into trouble.
But after a while, when I get used to her, I'll settle down and the shakes will go away - again, it was the same way with Rose. I sure hope Jasmine's hissing goes away, too. She's real little, but that hissing is scary - especially when it's coming from both Jasmine and Rose. Yikes! Rose does NOT like Jasmine one little bit.
I suppose if I were as little as Jasmine is, I would be pretty scared and hiss, too. Hopefully that will change as well. I know it makes mom happy when we all get along.
Today was such a great day! At first I thought it wasn't going to be, because mom and dad took all of us pups to the bad place (aka the vet). I hate that place! Luckily it was only to get Lilly's bandage changed. She had an big operation on Tuesday. She got spayed and a hernia repaired. They also removed a dew claw that had been growing on one of her back legs (weird).
No matter, I was sure glad to leave there. After we left, we all went to my grandma's and spent the rest of the morning and also part of the afternoon. Mom and dad helped her do some work in her house, but they would take breaks and come play with us. I love, love, love my grandma and her nice back yard. Ours isn't as nice and it is always a treat to get to go over there.
We finally went home and took a much needed rest. I hope we get to go back real soon - except NOT stop at the vet's office first. (shudder).
I have a new sister and her name is Lilly. I am still adjusting to her. She is younger and very energetic. She loves to play chase, which makes her a good playmate for Molly. I would rather play with my toys. Unfortunately for me, Lilly likes toys, too. Molly doesn't like playing with toys, so I never had to share before. Guess I will need to learn how to do that now.