Monday, September 13, 2010

My Babies

So, I'm not technically a mother (in other words, I don't have any human babies yet) but my hubby and I are the proud parents of TWO fur babies! Before these two little guys, my only pet had been a rabbit named Floppy (remember the bunny from Bambi with the down turned ears?...at least I think I'm thinking of the right Disney movie!). Anyways, I have always felt like I might be a "dog person," and now I know that I am for sure! We found our first puppy, Zeddicus from an ad in the newspaper and rescused him from kind of a filthy home. Zedd is a Lhasa Apso breed...for those of you who don't recognize this, he looks a lot like a Shihtzu. Lhasa Apso dogs originated in Tibet where they were watchdogs at monasteries for Tibetan monks.

Zedd is now almost 8 months old and is quite a pill! His misadventures include chewing up both my phone charger cord and my laptop charger cord, eating everything in sight including grass, worms, diamond earrings (and other things you don't want to know about), and just basically being quite the handful! Sometimes I get frustrated, but overall, I feel so much less lonely during the day and happier overall since we have gotten him. He is named after the wizard on one of our favorite tv shows, Legend of the Seeker (which has since, sadly, been canceled).

We've only had our other baby, Atlas (named after our love of traveling), for only a few days. He is a mix of a Yorkshire Terrier and a Maltese. Sooo cute and little! Yorkshire Terrier's are supposedly the most popular toy dog breed in Europe, and Maltese's go as far back as the 17th century. I read online that Maltese's were brought back to England by the crusaders to give as gifts to their ladies. There are very old portraits of ladies painted with a Maltese in their lap.

I think Atlas will be a great addition to our little family. Not sure why I chose two male puppies instead of mixing a female in there, but I'm starting to feel outnumbered...it is now 3 to 1! Zedd and Atlas have yet to start getting along as Zedd has been trying to bully poor little Atlas quite a bit, but I have high hopes that they will learn to be the best of friends. I will post pictures of both of them as soon as I can!

2 comments:

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Diane said...

You must post pictures of Atlas!

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