Meet Trixie. Or Trixie Boo as I'm likely to call her (along with cheeky chops & poochie magoochie). This is her in the car on the day I collected her.
She is sort of a rescue dog - she is a miniature schnauzer, retiring from breeding aged 4 & needing a forever home! We have to return her for 1 more litter in the next 12 months - she'd be away for a week at the time of mating & then 5 weeks at the time of whelping & weaning her puppies. She had 9 in her last litter!!!! After that she is all ours!!
Here she is meeting my MIL. She's been with us for 2 weeks today.
She was clipped 2 days before I picked her up so her coat is a little bare.
In her new bed which she has taken to without hesitation, although would still prefer to be on the couch with us!
I came home from work one day & both my teddy bears were on the outside table! MIL had been our house trying to use the dryer & Ms Trixie Boo was left unattended. She stole my bears off our bed & took them for a walk outside!!!
I've donated little bear to her which she uses as a pillow!!!
After her first walk - see, she's smiling!!!
She hasn't had any formal training at all - doesn't know sit, walk, wait or even down! But she is learning. She is such a placid good natured dog, that after a week it felt like she'd been with us for ever.
My parents were up last weekend & even Dad who doesn't really like pets was impressed with how well behaved she is considering her formal lack of training & how quickly she learned that if she wanted him to pat her, not to jump up on him. Mum fell in love with her & wants one too - good luck with that.
So please excuse my slackness with blogging! I've got a pooch to play with/feed/walk/wash!!!!!