Posted by Ethne~
...by four paws!
It is with trepidation (on my part, being a cat person my whole life) and excitement all around (for both Shaun and me - the girls don't know yet) that Shaun and I have decided to get a dog.
The breed is a Papillon with a little long-haired Chihuahua mixed in. The owner who bred the parent dogs owns them both and assures me of the parent temperaments and lack of yippy-ness. Whit (my sister) concurs, since the owner is her next-door-neighbor.
Dad (Louie) is 100% Papillon and looks like it. That's what I envision our dog to look like. Mom (Lola) is 1/2 Papillon and 1/2 long-haired Chihuahua. She looks just like a Yorkie. I mean, JUST LIKE. So I can't say what the puppies will look like for sure, except that I envision them to look more Papillon than mom, since they have more Papillon in them.
Theodore has also not been told, though I have started moving his food to a newer, higher location, and he thinks I'm nuts. Being a large cat, he will tower over this dog.
When we pick up puppy in mid-August, I'll tell you more!