This weekend Jasper, Ralph and I went for a visit to Becky and Don's home (the chi breeders who own Jasper's mom,sister and cousins). While we were there they brought out a little girl named Hannah to sit with us during our visit. They explained that Hannah came from a breeder out of state, where she lived for 8 yrs. When the breeder sold the business to Becky and Don they aquired Hannah in the deal. She is a bit timid,quiet and according to them kept to herself a lot. Becky believes the older Hannah got the more the commotion of 35chis + puppies and kids got to be too much for her. She kept to herself , stayed in her crate most of the time except for food and potty times and she didn't like walking on the wood floors after all the carpets in the house came up. Thus Becky and Don felt that Hannah might be better off being re-homed to a quieter household, with more individual attention and more lap & cuddle time after 2 yrs with them.
I must admit Hannah never left our sides or Jasper for the entire 5hr visit, but did return on her own to her crate after we left. Anyway, after careful consideration Ralph and I decided to bring Hannah home and see how she would do with us, Jasper and the cats. In the 24hrs she has been here she is fitting right in>>>>she sleeps with us, follows us and Jasper everywhere,plays a bit, cuddles a lot and loves to mooch food. She is using puppy steps which Don never thought she would use (because she didn't use them for them)and the cats as well as Jasper have readily accepted her as part of the household without incident. Thus Jasper now has a sister...by age a big sister, by size a little sister
Hannah is 10 and she is akc registered! Please welcome her to chi people and to our happy chi family.
1st hr home with us Sunday:
After a baby wipe down she got a brushing:
Had quality cuddle time:
and made herself at home:
Having pork chops with Jasper and Ralph:
to be continued: