This has been a very busy weekend. Along with having lots to do, we also had a little bit of a three ring circus around our house with the welcome of a new family member.....
In center ring....let me introduce to you "Bailey" an eight week old Long-haired mini- dachshund. Yep, that is right....we added one more to the mix. I can almost hear my family members yelling...."Oh, no!!! Are you crazy?!?" yep, believe me that is what they are saying...and if you listen closely, I am sure you will be able to hear them screaming too. Sorry, guys...we did it, and we are excited about her....at least most of us are!
These two however....not so much! This was the look when we carried this little pup into the house. You see they are used to being in the center ring, and I was really worried how they would react. Sophie, was her usual self....she wanted to show this new little bit of a pup who ran this household right off the bat. I fully expected Dora to raise the most ruckus over her, but she surprised me, she really was pretty good.
Funny thing is, this little bit of a pup held her own, she snarled, barked and showed what little teeth she has to Sophie right off the bat, of course, size got the best of her, but she held her own. She was not taken aback by Sophie and Dora's attempt of gaining top dog status right off the bat. Poor Dora did not know what to think of that.....bless her heart.
Really, this was not my idea.....and I am sure you find that hard to believe. I was so worried over how Dora might react, because she is the one who demands center stage and all of the attention. I was afraid she would not do well at all with a new pup. Steve is the one who really said " You better get her " at first, my reaction was " What? " But you can see it did not take much for me to agree....no, not much at all.
Bailey made her debut into our home on Saturday, we got her from Canton Trade Days...the same place we purchased Sophie and Dora. It took a little bit of time, but she settled in quiet nicely.
Nothing sweeter than puppy tummies when they are in deep sleep, worn out from all the excitement.....and just look at those little paws.
You can see the look still, on Sophie's face, almost as if she is saying...I'll be nice, but I don't have to be excited about it. Poor Soph.....it will just take her a bit.......I keep telling her she is still number one...but she is not buying it at the moment.
But Dora on the other hand, bless her little heart....she has been the sweetest thing. She almost has taken on a mother roll, and I would have never thought that was possible due to her temperament. Dora really has surprised us all.......
I guess the tales now will not longer be from the "twin girls" but now will have to be tales from the "triple sisters"...........like I said.....it has been a three ring circus......but oh, so much fun!!
Are you listening for my family members screams??? The are there....just listen!!! You see, not every member of our family has the same affection for dogs the way we do....we can not imagine life without them, they are family and we love each and every one of them......and unfortunately, one is just not enough......