Our Chihuahua puppy, Georgie, is six months old already and totally precious! (I blogged about getting Miss Georgie Girl here)
She behaves beautifully on her leash and is enthusiastic about walks.
Outside continues to be a favourite hangout. And she finally comes when she’s called!
She and Rocko, the neighbour dog, are madly in love, sharing doggie kisses through the fence.
With Georgie maturing nicely, what would possess us to get another puppy? Three words: Energy To Spare. Georgie begs to play nonstop.
We give her plenty of attention, just not as much as she’d like. So, five weeks ago, we got her a playmate, “Baby Bella B”. (The B stands for butterfly ears and bunny-rabbit legs)
Bella’s an undetermined mix of breeds – her dad’s a purebred Papillon and her mom’s a poodle cross. The tiny runt of the litter, Bella weighed two pounds at eight weeks, only slightly more than Georgie did. We’ve no idea how big she’ll get.
Regardless, she’s 100% adorable.
Her fuzzy wire-hair coat has nice markings with several cute splashes of brown.
Wherever Georgie goes, Bella isn’t far behind.
Probably from being much smaller than her siblings, Bella’s assertive when playing with Georgie. They both usually want what the other one has, and Bella often wins.
Unlike Georgie, who’s not food motivated, Bella loves to eat and is eager for treats.
Bella adores Georgie, and Georgie really likes her, too (just maybe not quite as much). At first, she refused to snuggle together.
One day I happened across this adorable scene.
As long as Georgie initiates it, she’s now okay with cuddling.
I take way too many pictures of them sleeping. They’re just too sweet and comical to resist.
Georgie still sleeps in funny positions.
Bella’s body is too short and chubby to contort.
Right now, they’re still small enough to both fit on my lap.
Bella had the sweetest puppy ears, and I hoped they’d stay that way forever.
But her Papillon genes soon won out. Still so cute, though.
Maybe it’s because my old pup, Roxy, had tiny, hairless ears, but Georgie & Bella’s beautiful fuzzy ears rather fascinate me.
Like Georgie, Bella loves it outside.
They chase and wrestle constantly. Bella often dominates the wrestling matches, but Georgie leaves the clumsy-footed baby behind when they run. Lean and sleek, Georgie’s the undisputed speed demon.
Time out for a drink.
Our yard offers lots of shady grass, yet Georgie, the sun-lover, seeks out the hottest spots. Sometimes Bella joins her, although with her thick, fuzzy coat, she prefers shade.
In contrast to Georgie’s cautious nature (she won’t even jump off the couch), Bella knows no fear. Hubby had to add a bottom railing to the deck after she leaped three and a half feet to the ground below.
When our son’s family visited with their three dogs, Georgie was initially terrified. Doggie socializing is important though, and she soon warmed up to Piper and Shasa.
Bella loved them all, especially Sukie, the big lab.
Little devil even stole Sukie’s bone.
They were all amazingly relaxed together.
We often take the puppies on outings. They enjoy meeting people, which is beneficial to their socialization. They’re great in the car, and although Bella’s not as keen about walking as Georgie is, she’s learning.
They get plenty of water breaks.
And on the car ride home, they sleep like angels.
So, yeah, we’re busy, and we’re certainly looking forward to Bella being potty-trained. But these sweet little girls have stolen our hearts, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.