Monday, March 23, 2009

New Duds for Vixie

Having a girl dog is a lot of fun. Even though we've only had her for about two weeks, I'm loving dressing her up. So much so that I've even started making her dresses. I just got this pattern from http://petitepuppypatterns.com/Site/Home-1.html. So great! The pattern is just adorable and fairly easy. Check out the first dress that I've made so far:













It's hard to get good photos of a bouncing puppy. Especially when her brothers get involved:




(Sorry for the sideways-ness, it wouldn't load strait)

On the whole, things are going well. Vixen is finally sleeping through the night, and, aside from a few snarling matches, the boys seem to have accepted her.

The bad news? Potty training is slow going, and she seems to be dragging the boys down with her. Luckily it's warming up and we can start going outside more regularly. Keep your fingers crossed.

Also? She very nippy. We've been yelping to show her it hurts, and putting her on the floor when she gets too rough in her play. We've also been shoving chew toys at her.

So all in all, she's a puppy :) We adore her and she's been wonderful. Now only if she'd stop leaving little puddles everywhere....

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

She's He-ere!

Our little Vixen has officially been home for about a week now- and I'm exhausted! I forgot how much work a new puppy is, from cleaning up after them (already earning her the nickname "puddles"), to training, to getting your face bounced on at 2 a.m.

But, she's more than worth it. Her energy is upbeat and sweet, and she already loves laps. Oh, and did I mention that she's insanely adorable? I mean, how could you ever get upset with a little puppy face like this:








After some initial snarling and general stand offish-ness, the boys finally seem to be accepting her. They are even letting her cuddle up with them, and romping around with her. Here's a snippet of her playing around with Ares with the occasional glimpse of Loki poking around for good measure:

video

We all just adore her, and are so glad she's part of our fabulous pack.

I've updated Loki and Ares' photos and added Vixen on my sidebar to better reflect our new gang. It's a chi party!

Monday, March 9, 2009

And The Waiting's Almost Over......

Thursday. Thursday out little Vixen will be home with us.











These next few days are going to be made very long with anticipation......

Friday, March 6, 2009

HELP ME!

All right, now that I have your attention, it's really not a dire emergency. Promise.

You see, for a while now, I've been subscribing to Chihuahua Connection magazine. Every two months, I look forward to my issue- and every two months I find myself a bit disappointed. I won't go in to details, I'll just say that I've been wishing it was better, and thinking up ways to make it that way.

Well, after mulling it over for ages, I decided to try to put together a mock up of my own chihuahua magazine. I"m not really sure what I'm going to do with it yet, but I do know I want to at least send out copies to chihuahua lovers and get their feedback.

And this is where I need help. In order to do a good mock up, I need some great chihuahua photos and articles. The articles can even be generally relating to small dog issues, such as health concerns, etc. There are so many great dog bloggers out there, that I just know you guys can help me.

So please, let people know that I'm looking for help on a project I hope will take off. Please send any photos or articles (they can even be converted blog posts) you'd like to lend to my project at chihuahuapages@gmail.com. Thanks in advance!!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Preparing

Soon, our new little girl will be here. Next Thursday to be precise. Here's one of the latest photos I've received:


Isn't she darling?

We're eagerly re-puppy proofing the house and getting the rest of the necessary supplies for our new little girl, such as a new crate, blankets and toys.

As we prepare, I can't help but worry about how the boys will feel about the new addition. I mean, will she be able to be a part of this?:



Will our boys allow her to be a part of their cuddle puddle? Will they exclude her because she's a girl? Becasue she's just a baby?

Since she's coming from a litter of 9, I'm hoping she's picked up a lot of rough and tumble skills from her litter mates. She'll need them to keep up with our super active boys.

On the whole though, I'm excited. She's going to be so tiny and sweet. After all, she'll be the youngest puppy we've ever had, since Loki came to us at 14 weeks, and Ares at 19 weeks. I was looking at old photos of Loki and found this:



He was such a cute mischievous little guy, even then.
And so we'll keep getting ready, and hope everything goes smoothly when our new puppy arrives home.