Monday, February 2, 2009


So I got myself into another foster situation (this year so far I have fostered & found homes for 2 stray cats and one wayward turtle)... this time it was 2 little dogs- a snow white poodle & a jet black terrier- whom my uncle found wandering near an intersection together, lost, dirty & hungry. The poodle was obviously boss lady, with the little terrier shadowing her every move, which was cartoonishly cute. Both dogs had (dirty grimy) sweaters on, but had no collars, tags, or microchips to identify them, so we ran ads in the paper and alerted all the vet clinics in the area. No one claimed them.

The poodle was eventually adopted by a friend of my aunt's and is reportedly doing great in her new home, with new friends both canine & human. The little terrier is still here with me, however, and I have a sneaking feeling that I'm being slowly but surely seduced by the pint sized thing.

Because of her feisty personality I began calling her The Minx, and it sorta stuck. And this is The Minx (chillin' here w my chihuahua Mia):

Check out those ears! The vet said that Minx is about 10 months old and is most likely full grown, which is funny because this dog is practically pocket-sized. I've always thought my chihuahua Mia was tiny, but this pooch makes her look like a big dawg. They are close in age- both still in puppy mode- so they've been tearing shit up like trashed rock stars in a fancy hotel together. Ah, puppies.

My sis-in-law thinks they look like peanut butter & chocolate- so I guess that together, they combine to make an adorable canine version of a Reese's PB Cup..?

So what to do with this insanely-cute, Muppetlike little creature? I think she wants to stay- she sure seems to have become at home here, she's even made friends with the cat.

And every time I think about finding her a home, she gives me those heartbreaking puppy eyes (see image above, doh)... it's like she knooooooows and she is saying 'pleaseplease let me stay, lady'!

We shall see, puppy, we shall see...


Anonymous said...

hahaha..Anotherone got you...:) But, I don't know how you don't see it, but Mia, doesn't look all that thrilled about sharing your affections, or maybe she's just playing boss lady around the newbie..:) either way, good luck, I don't think she'll be leaving your cozy home...

Unknown said...

I agree with Chick, Shady! Another one stole your heart!
She's adorable! She looks a lot like my Sugar I fostered for awhile.

I have a feeling you're going to keep her! ;)

Love you!

Shady said...

Chick... yeah heheh, Mia does have a bit of a jealousy problem, she always has. But one reason I like the Minx is cause she brings out Mia's softer side sometimes, like Mia will actually let her share her toys, etc.... she's NEVER done that w any other animal before! Another funny thing is that Mia gets super cranky when I try to photograph the Minx, she gets in front of her every time, so jealous! :P But they've both taken to sleeping together, w me, at night.... so maybe Mia is learning to share?

Tara... yeah... I know... she's so ubercute, and I did just lose Dearly last month (my dog Courtney is 15+ years now too, so, you know...) She's so compatible with Mia and the kitties, though, and I really like her. so... yeah. Heh.

I love you too mamacita.... XOXOXO

Anonymous said...

She's adorable! And she's so tiny, you may as well keep her.

Sebastian said...

Hmm... I think you might have a problem. Stop jumping in backyards and stealing pets! I'm on to you...