As most of the followers of this blog know, about a year and a half ago, we lost our very special chahuahua, Tug, to coyotes or dogs. We have often thought of getting another small dog, but I have been afraid that if we were to get another puppy too soon, we would constantly compare the new one to Tug, and it would be no contest; he was the perfect dog for our family and our way of life.
Time heals all wounds they say, well I have to agree that it at least heals most of them, makes others easier to bear. So when I heard that two rat terriers belonging to a friend of mine both whelped at the same time and collectively bore 10 puppies, I decided it was time to take that step. I asked Derek if he was ready to look at puppies too, and he said sure. My friend also has two males, a miniature pincer, and a poodle. The min-pin wasn't supposed to be fertile, so she separated the girls from the poodle, but didn't bother to separate them from the min-pin... yeah.
And of course, new pics of Joy!
She's getting so big and learning so fast!
I washed this fleece and started working it yesterday, it is the Romney I picked up in Oregon at BSG. So nice!