Hiya Blogland!!! It’s the start of another stupendously stupid week at work for me. Sigh…so much stupid…so little opportunity to thwack the morons over the head!!
I’m going to save my OOTD for Thursday. Y’all are more interested in seeing pix of the new addition!!
The big excitement at our house is the arrival of our new rescue doggie. We picked her up at the rescue Sunday evening. (I took the day off yesterday to get her settled in. Yep–I took a vacation day for a DOG!!!) Gracie-Rose is officially a member of our Wolfe pack (Wolfe is my last name BTW)
To get everyone up to speed– we adopted a year old fawn color chihuahua. No one is sure of her actual birthday–she’s just a bit over a year. We gave her a birthday of March 17, 2012.
When we got home (rescue is 20 minutes from our home) I took her into the yard while Lauren went to get MrBill. The look on his face when he spotted her!! It was sheer JOY!
He ran to her wagging his tail faster than I’ve ever seen him wag it. They did the ritual butt-sniff hello to each other. Then MrBill peed and danced for her. Gracie then peed and danced for him!
They both frisked around a bit then MrBill started to do his happy roll on his back in the grass. Gracie dropped down and did the same. She followed him around (leashed of course) the yard a bit. He went to his favorite “hunting ground” on the edge of the lawn and nosed out a cat turd.
He ate some and then kept nosing another piece towards Gracie. He would nose it, look at her and wag his tail. She finally got the message and ate his gifted turd. Bonding at it’s best!!
The rescue lady said she might be a bit standoffish for a couple of day. Once we got inside she looked around a bit and then jumped up in my lap to give me kisses. She is quite a love bug. She likes to be with me, or at least in the room. I’m used to having a dog audience!
She likes to roughhouse with daddy with an old sock. We definitely need more doggie toys. MrBill and Kae never played with any.
She loves chewy bones. Last night she kept bringing them up onto my lap. Then she took a nap surrounded by 6 chew bones. Girl needs options!
We’ve noticed a big difference in Bill. He’s friskier, more active and just seems happy. And a bit confused. You might want to skip over this part if you have delicate sensibilities. Oh yeah…like anyone who’d be reading my blog would be having vapors….LOLOL
Anyway, Gracie started humping MrBill last nite (they are both spayed/neutered) much to his confusion. She is evidently asserting herself as boss dog. The look on his face is priceless. WTH????
When I left out with her yesterday evening for a long walk ( I was feeling pretty good) MrBill cried after us and was upset until we returned. Maybe he remembers us leaving with Kae and her not coming back??? He can’t go for long walks with his bad knees. This weekend Daddy is going to walk Gracie whilst I push MrBill in his doggie stroller. Hopefully he will soon understand that she’s coming back when we go out.
She is excellent walking on a leash, is housebroken (no accidents so far) and busy but not hyper/yappy. She hops up on the bed and snuggles between Lauren and I and sleeps all night.
I’ve been trying to get pictures of MrBill and her together but she gets excited when she sees the camera and moves. She jumps like a kangaroo. She evidently understands the word “cookie” and has figured out exactly where we keep them. When I say the magic word she runs right to the pantry door.
All in all she is a little love. She’s made MrBill a happy boy. I really don’t believe we understood how depressed and lonely he was. He had been moping around a lot. Last nite he started to chew one of the chewy bones. He hadn’t wanted any (even the nice new expensive one) since Kae passed.
No one could ever replace the Diva in our hearts. I still miss her bossy, prissy, adorable self. But I think the Diva would approve of Gracie. We are seeing some hints of diva-ness!!! Once she’s more established with us Mom breaks out the CLOTHES!!! We’ll see if she loves them as much as the Diva did!
Jan of Fort Smith Stylista welcomed a new rescue baby this week. Her name is Toute and she’s also a chihuahua!!! To help bring more awareness and support for shelter/rescue adoptions, and to show off our adorable babies, I am currently planning a cyber-party for the end of July. Pets of course will be welcome!!! More info to come.
I’m off to play with Gracie and MrBill. Be back around Thursday~~