Monday, July 19, 2010

The Future Mr. & Mrs. Solomon L.

The Future Mr. & Mrs. Solomon L.

Enjoying some ice cream

Here are the sister-in-laws

I don't know why Solomon didn't want Natalee to give him a kiss

Blinking gets you two

Becareful getting a new puppy because you blink and they multiply.

I would like to introduce the newest member of your family.....


They snuggle up and keep each other warm

Charlee was extremely surprised when she opened the kennel door and saw two puppies. She is very happy with Bell (yes, from Beauty and the Beast)

Natalee loves to pick up and carry both puppies.

Bell was born on May 21st (one day after Minnie). She is a purebred blue Rat Terrier. She will be about 8-10 pounds and 12 inches tall when fully grown. Minnie is basically a Rat Terrier that has the hairless gene but with hair.
So in other words....Two Rat Terriers but one has the hairless gene.

Bell is on the right with one of her siblings. Once again, I found her on
5 out of the 7 in the litter. Only two blue puppies, one big boy and tiny little Bell. She is in the back of the picture by the foot.
Bell's Brother

Some might say I'm crazy to have two puppies but it actually has been good. Minnie has been a biter and Bell has already put her in her place. Bell is a bit scared but warming up nicely. She is a great addition to our family.
Utah Pink Ladies
(I thought about a boy but fell in love with Bell)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Ask me what I was doing at 1 AM last night....

....I took Minnie outside at 1 PM to go potty and accidently LOCKED myself out of the house.

I tried the front door...locked
I tried removing window screens to see if a window was unlocked....Locked. I never open my windows because of my allergies to I knew this was a long shot.
I rang the doorbell and banged on the door in the hopes of waking up Charlee. No luck.
I threw a plastic toy at Charlee's window. No luck.

I waked 5 houses down the street (in my PJ's) to my neighbors house. She goes to work at 2 AM so I rang and knocked at her door. Her dog was barking but still no one answered the door. More knocking and ringing the door bell....finally she looked through the peep hole and saw me. My hero.....I called Mom and Dad....Mom drove down to my house and opened the garage door. My HERO....

....guess who wakes up?????


Can you believe my adverture last night? I know do not go outside without making sure I can get back into the house.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Welcome Home, Minnie!!!!!

I play for 20 minutes them I'm exhausted and ready for a nap.

Charlee is a happy owner of Minnie

Our First Morning at Our House

Charlee is a sweetheart to give her little sister some puppy food for Minnie

Natalee is a happy owner of Minnie as long as she isn't jump on her and biting.

Charlee and Minnie watch Cinderella and take a nap

It's been a long weekend and it's time for bed

Sometimes Natalee isn't sure about the new family member

Minnie is ready for flight with those ears

Minnie has been a great dog. She has only had two pee-pee accidents and to poo accidents. One of each was in her kennel during the night. She likes to jump and bite so that is a major thing we are working with. The first two nights she would wake up every two hours an cry for about 30 minutes. So far tonight, she has been down for 1 hours with no crying. She is downstairs in the living room because I and the Girls need to sleep. Minnie is going the be a good learner and easy to train. Charlee loves to carry her everywhere and snuggle with her. Charlee has been great with helping me get her in and out of the kennel, in and out from outside, feeding her, and loving her. Minnie loves to jump and bit Natalee so there have been a few tears from Natalee along with a nice scratch on her chin. Charlee and I clipped her nails for the first time so that was helpful for our skin.
Wishing for a full night sleep with out crying. Minnie doesn't bark but she does should like a parrot. You just have to hear it to believe it.
Welcome to the family, Minnie.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New Family Member

I would like to introduce the newest member of our family.......

She is a 6 week old American Hairless Terrier. A WHAT????? But she has hair. Doesn't she????

Let me explain....Her Mother is an American Hairless Terrier with no hair and her Father is also an American Hairless Terrier but has hair (coat) so there were four puppies in the litter. Two with hair and two without hair. Look at the pictures of her two brothers.

Shiver (the Mother) is on the side

Amazingly the hairless puppy is charming and adorable but also comes with a HUGE pricetag of $1000. The Hairless trait is recessive so you will get some coated puppies in every litter so they are usually just sold as family pets but carry the recessive gene. This is an extremely rare breed that has only been around for about 20 years. They are healthy dogs because of their rarity
I found these puppies on (my favorite place). The moment that I saw them I knew that it is exactly what I wanted. I had been looking for a Boston Terrier and made several calls but it just didn't feel right. I wanted a small dog with minimal grooming that was GREAT with kids. Well, this puppy fits the bill 100%.
She will resemble the Rat Terrier. She will be about 8 lbs and 10 inches tall. She is the runt of the litter but does she have a personality. Rat Terriers are great with kids and require very little groom and don't shed too much.
Charlee and Natalee came with me too look at the puppies. It was hard to choose between the coated male and female but in the end, Charlee picked the little girl. Charlee is extremely happy and can't wait to bring her home.
I'm going to pick her up after work on Friday so we have the whole weekend to get adjusted.
We haven't picked a name but Charlee wants a small name because she is soooo small. Minnie has been thrown around. Suggestions welcome....