I mentioned our new addition in my last post, but how did it all begin?
If you know John and I than you know about Ali our cat. Ali has undying devotion to John and is casual friends with me. Despite the fact that I love Ali very much I have felt a little like an outsider so I decided to get a dog.
Everyone has their own set of situations at home and what kind of dog I choose was because of ours. First and foremost the dog must like Ali and Ali must tolerate the dog so that harmony with be left intact. So a small dog which was young enough to not have any preconceived notions about cats was the choice. A Yorkie.
I admire my friends who have adopted rescue pets with success but my history with pets from questionable sources Hasn’t been good. Chronic health problems, surgeries because of weak joints etc. was more my experience. I didn’t love these past pets any less, but I wanted to get started on the best footing I could with this one.
Finding that special puppy, meant trolling the internet for breeders within 300 miles or so. Checking for breeders that didn’t sell to pet shops and who had years of experience with this breed. I really felt sure I had the right breeder when I talked with her on the phone. Pam from Noble Star Yorkies had lots of information about the dogs and was very concerned about their welfare including the character of potential owners.Above photos property of Noble Star Yorkies
Two weeks ago John and I drove to Phelan, a little town in Southern California and picked up Rocky! Having a puppy in the house is fun and frustrating. The fun part is when he greets me first thing in the morning with so much excitement I think he may explode in a little ball of fluff! I am teaching him some tricks; sit, lay, he’s caught on, which tells me he understands more than I think.
A little frustrating when I turn my back and he wets on the floor, I clean up him and the floor then turn around again to see he’s shredded his potty pad. What can you do – just get on the floor and let him jump all over you and lick your face…..yes…puppies…