These little ones should have been included in last week’s blog. They belonged to my oldest sister when her kids were young. Tammy was a pomeranian and the smaller one, Teddy, a pom/papillon cross, was Tammy’s son. Really adorable tiny dogs being held by some really adorable little people.
This little fellow can’t actually be classified as furry and he’s definitely not cuddly, but he was my oldest son’s first baby and deserves to be included. Meet Boober, the hedgehog.
My middle son bought Daisy for his wife shortly after they got married. A teacup Chihuahua, she’s already been featured a couple of weeks ago in my post about Roxy. Daisy is probably the most photographed dog in history; she’s also very well-traveled, having crossed the country more than most people I know. She and I belong to the same mutual admiration society.
Daisy does find the cutest places to have a snooze, especially if there’s sunlight involved. Such an adorable picture.
Rather comical, but Daisy and Roxy both like this pillow to snuggle on. Must be comfy.
Although a teeny bit pampered, Daisy is no ordinary diva dog. She’s a lean, mean, walking machine who frequently goes on long hikes, enthusiastically walking for hours, exploring the myriad of nature trails in Newfoundland with her human family.
Buddy and Hunter belong to dear friends of ours. Buddy, a yellow lab, passed away this past summer at the ripe old age of twelve. We only saw him about once a year, but he always welcomed us with enthusiasm and love. Hunter is an interesting mix of yellow lab and Maltese. Yes, that’s correct. Mother was a lab, father was a frisky and evidently persistent Maltese. Hunter’s a little more shy than Buddy was, but always warms up to us quickly, likely remembering how we tend to suck up by giving great scratches.
Shasa is another interesting cross-breed. Her mother is a purebred Shih Tzu, her father a miniature dachshund. The result was so very cute. Shasa belongs to my oldest son and daughter-in-law. She’s a sturdy little girl who is an excellent playmate for my two young grandsons. She also loves me dearly and is a joy to be around, when she’s not barking…
Shasa trying to win over Daisy.
Didn’t take long for Daisy to give in and play.
Shasa is equally cute with her coat long and shaggy or when she’s trimmed all short and neat.
The final family chihuahua to introduce is Frisco. He belongs to a niece and is a lucky little guy who gets to go to work with her every day.
When my sister sadly lost Butzi and Wicket within a short time of each other, she eased her heartache by getting a couple of new babies. Abby and Ava are both purebred mini schnauzers. What a couple of cute little characters, they are.
Frisco and Abby
Of all the dogs who’ve loved me, and I’m awfully lucky that there have been so many, my niece’s dog, Mack, is a standout. Mack is a British Bulldog, so when he came charging across the room like the truck he’s named after, I learned to quickly sit down or literally get bowled over with his enthusiasm. He’d often visit me at work, rest his drooly head in my lap and gaze adoringly at me. How can anyone possibly resist that?
I tried to find a picture of Mack’s “sister”, Lucy, a beautiful golden retriever, but this was the best that I could do. Mack decided to go for a swim one hot day and had to get rescued. Lucy’s checking to make sure he’s okay (or maybe she planned to give him a maternal scolding).
Another Echo in the family belongs to my nephew (the one who’s still cute, all grown up!). She’s a Jack Russell terrier cross (I think). She’s a real cutie anyways.
Ace, a brown lab, belongs to another nephew. A bit on the small side for a lab, she’s such a gentle soul, a real sweetie, and so patient with her little boys.
The newest addition to our dog family is Sukie, a golden retriever/black lab cross who my oldest son and daughter-in-law got this summer. Every time I see her, she’s grown by bounds and is currently at that adorable clumsy stage where she’s all legs and no coordination. True to her breed, she’s already proving to be smart, affectionate and loyal.
That doesn’t even begin to cover all the family pets, but it’s the ones I know, I love, and most importantly, I have pictures of. I hope you enjoyed getting acquainted.