I did a very bad thing or a very good thing, depending on how you look at it. Anyway, I got a puppy.
I have no idea what she is, and it’s a little disconcerting to not know at all what I am dealing with, but you all know what a risk taker I am. The rescue group got her from a high kill shelter in Kentucky just a week ago. She came with another female litter mate, who from the looks of the two together, you would never guess they were related – different fur texture and color, and different facial features and paw size.
They are guessing she’s 4 months old. I’m guessing she’s younger, maybe 3 months. But I’m basing that on Java’s behavior at 4 months. Java was a much more developed dog. In other words, she understood walking on a leash, was super at riding in a car, and was more confident and relaxed, and did not have puppy poop.
But Java was equally un-house trained. And this puppy may just be suffering from a great deal of change in a short amount of time and simply be a smaller breed with a different personality.
I think things will be better when the puppy gets bigger because right now, Java tends to overwhelm her and knock her down at times.
Picture puppy madly chasing Java; Java turning; puppy madly trying to run away from black, hairy missile bearing down on her.
There have been some food and toy disagreements but no biting or harm. Just solid warnings that the puppy has been smart enough to listen to.
I’m struggling with a name. I wanted to stay with the beverage theme and perhaps go to a tea. Roxanne at Champion of My Heart had suggested Chai when I was just having duo doggy dreams, and I loved that idea until I started to call the puppy and realized how much “Chai” sound like “Shy”, the cat’s name.
I’ve had a suggestion of “Venti”, a Starbucks coffee size, and Yerba, a type of herbal tea which I found described on one site as “a combination of lightly smoked wood, weak coffee and flavored hay.” Yum.
I have also considered Latte. I will have to try a few on for size. See how they sound when yelled across the back yard.
Prior to puppy arrival, I caught a few solo Java shots. Almost looks like Spring, doesn’t it?