Born on November 24, 2009. And we just received her today!
Our biggest goal was to find a baby sister for Zucker - a friend to play with. Since we got beat out of getting the female Border Collie - we decided to be ourselves - Determined. ( don’t say anything, but - the Border Collie was my third favorite… shhhh! )
After doing further research - and considering ‘the big picture’ going on in our world here at the house - we decided it was just smarter to go with a breed that we can keep in the house without worrying so much about all the shedding.
(Plus - the Basset Hound is my second favorite breed… shhhh! )
And we have found us a little girl with charisma that keeps us giggling forever! She's just soooo cute! She's one of those that likes to crawl up into your neck and snuggle as much as possible. And she is a kisser! Definitely - a kisser! She just loves giving those kisses away - even has lots of kisses for Zucker!
It was touch and go with a jealous ‘only child ‘ - for about two hours. LOL Why couldn’t it have been so easy with my 2-legged spawn? Once I got the two of them outside and spent a little bit of communication with them - I found we have two very smart puppies! It really didn’t take much to get both of them to snap to what I was trying to get across to each of them.
Within minutes - I had Zucker laying about 20 feet from me - waiting for Carlie. Just as she’d get there and give him a kiss - he would come to me. And she would follow! Both would get their “good baby!” - eat that plum up - and start over!
Zucker gets a kick out of running back and forth - and around in circles - getting Carlie to come after him. I think he gets an even better kick outta figuring out that she’s too little to keep up with him. ;)
Yeah… we’ve already had the first run for the paper towels before heading outdoors. But we did manage to make it outside before she did the dirtiest part of her business!
And right this moment - she is snuggling in her crate - taking a much needed nap. Been a wild day for this little puppy!