Tuesday, June 05, 2007

4dogcache?

Meet Booker. The latest to join the crew on 8th Street. He is an inquisitive 11 month old min pin. And though he is very cute, smart and lovable...luckily, he is not mine. 3dogs keep me busy enough without adding a fourth to their mix. Not that it would be impossible, but difficult. But Booker has actually melted into the pot quite well. His bouncing off walls and anything between makes him the perfect tennis ball-esque plaything for Ellie. Maggie too enjoys romping with him now and again.

But it is Andy who has taken Booker's arrival with a hint of disconcerting ire. Being that he was a single dog for an entire two weeks gives him top dog entitlement. He tolerated Ellie's arrival and her constantly hanging onto his neck. Eventually they became soul mates. Maggie wasn't so easy to accept. When she was a puppy he maintained his status, but as she grew in size it took more than a few scrapes to settle top dog position. The Maggot winning out. And now, god forbid, another dog to contend with; and a dog that never stops moving. It's only been a month, but Andy still growls and pounces on Booker as if he is an annoying little insect.

I'm not use to small dogs. I have always had dalmatians, labs or mutts all weighing in over 50 lbs. Mags is the largest dog I have raised, and at 16 months she's still packing weight onto her solid 90 lb frame. So Booker, who at the most probably tops out at 9 or 10 pounds, is quite the novelty for me.

5 comments:

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Nanook and Pooka the Newfoundlands said...

Awwww...he is precious.

I hear one of your students knows us from Newf.net!

Bella said...

yes it should become 4dogcache - we like mixing our pack to have both big & small dogs seems to help them be ok with all size dogs when we are out & about.
but then all that aside he's gotta stay coz he's so damn cute !
Wuffs
Bella

Texas's Mum said...

Hey 3dogs,
Where are you guys?

Love and Licks
Texas (and his humans).

Anonymous said...

Booker is a rat dog!!!! Yuk!!!