Scott & I realized since the passing of Murphy (our house Chihuahua), that our home felt sort of empty. We’d discussed briefly the acquisition of a house dog and our only requirements were small & non-shedding.
Wouldn’t you know it, with everything that we have going on we just had to have another responsibility! I couldn’t leave well enough alone…no, I just had to have a dog in the house.
I didn’t care whether it was pure bred or not, it just had to be small (cute), and of course non shedding. Not having a dog in the house for the last few months we had grown used to having a dog hair free home and that was one thing neither Scott or I was willing to sacrifice.
So I scanned the local internet advertising sites. By the way, you cannot list animals for sale on Craigslist unless they are livestock/farm animals. My favorite site is the local sales network There you can open a free account and post any kind of item you have for sale. It’s directed to mid/east Tennessee residents but I have in many cases traveled 2 hours to purchase the perfect animal.
I found our little princess via “Oodle” which directed me to Petfinders Through this website I came across a wonderful lady that breeds Bichons. I called BJ and we spoke a bit. She then emailed me pictures and as soon as I saw the little munchkin face I was done!!!
So here she is our little “Mouse”. She’s a registered Bichon Frisé and she was born April 9th, 2009. She’s nearly paper trained but we need to keep a close eye on her and not let her roam the house. She’s adopted the kitchen area behind the island and that suits us just fine.
Last night around 11pm I locked her up in her little crate and she only whimpered once. I let her out at 6:20 this morning and she played a bit and then peed on the paper. I had to leave her alone for about 20 minutes and I didn’t want to crate her again. When I returned she was on the rug in the kitchen and there were little doggy turds on the paper! Wow! I was sure she’d head for the rug in the dining or living room but she was a good girl!
It’s very hard to take pictures or videos of her because she just wants to poke her nose in the camera! But I did manage to get a few good shots. You can find them all on my Youtube site.
Next week the grand-kids are visiting… I’m sure Mouse will be a big hit!
I adore puppies. I just got 1 a week ago and it has not been trained yet and has bitten me a few times but its nothing to worry about, i can train it perfectly. I hope 🙂
Sorry I took so long to reply! What ever you do, don’t let it nibble/bite you … that’s setting the dog up for failure, even if it is cute & cuddly right now. Here’s an excellent resource to help with training. Check it out – she’s an awesome trainer!