Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New Addition Arrives!!!!

Well, we have a new addition to our family, all 1.8 pounds of her! This weekend we allowed our daughters to purchase their own dog, and this is what they chose. A Shorkie, it is a Shiztu/Yorkie designer dog. Society used to call these dogs mutts, now they rank right up there with the yorkie-poos, snuggles, schoodles, and labor-doodles. They are the "it "dog as of now, and like every other doll to come before her, my daughters just had to have it. So they combined the money they had saved up and put it together to purchase this sweet little thing. And when I say little , it is very, very little!

I told them that it would be like taking care of their own baby. It would cry at night, and have to be fed and walked, and taken out every couple of hours. And they would be responsible for any messes or damage the dog made.

So the first night my 11 year old had her for over-night, it was about 10 pm when she said she couldn't take the crying on a school night. Then she proclaimed that she only wanted to be over-night in charge on Fridays and Saturdays, because she had school through the week. I reminded her that I had explained, that for the first 2 months it would be like having a baby, and what if I would have done that the first 2 months of her life? So now as the grandmother ,so to speak of the dog, I too have to take turns watching her. And their little brother watches her doing the time they are in school. I guess it does take a village to raise a dog......

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Hankerd Inn said...

What a cutie-patootie!