The week before Christmas, our little Bella dog was killed by a car and since she was Alex’s pet, a replacement was mandatory. She and Bev did a lot of research and settled on a Chihuahua /Yorkie mix available in Knoxville. Her name is Coco and as a typical 10 week old puppy, everything is a potential play thing, especially the other dogs. Sweetie and Joker warmed up pretty quickly and since they like to roughhouse, all were soon at play. Thirteen year old, gray faced Cody, however, wanted no part of the friskiness and let her know it with a quick snap. She wouldn’t give up though and after two weeks, he finally succumbed to her youthful charms and while he still won’t play, he will allow her to lick his face and share his favorite bed.
The title photo is Joker from this past summer - now I've shown all of our animals. We have the classic parent/children pet senario - we took Cody for a couple of years (11 years ago) when they moved to Germany; then Joker came to us last summer when their new housing in Korea didn't accept pets; then Coco, when their daughter, who's staying with us, wanted a pet of her own. We actually went out and bought Sweetie for oursevles and we adopted Kitty when she showed up and we were needing a mouser. So our current menagerie consists of four dogs and one cat all living in the house, and as I write this the sis-in-laws dog, Willy is with us for the day - we shampoo our carpet often.
Have a great day.