She is 10 months and 6.4 pounds. Phoebe was named after Annie Oakley, who was born as Phoebe ann Mosey.
I can't get over how big her ears are in comparison to her head. I'm in serious squee mode. I hope she will fill out. She's holding her ears at attention here, they usually lay like chi ears are supposed to.
We've had her a week. She likes kibbles right now and will not touch other food. She is very food cautious. She won't sit with me and eat seaweed snacks the way foxxy and taggert would. She likes natural chews and won't touch anything that smells like mint or vegetables. She likes cheese. So far she has chewed up her step in harness, the waist band of my pants, the end of her slicker brush, and the jewels off of her leash. She has discovered every last hidden kleenex and q-tip lurking in the dusty corners of my apartment.
She spent the first couple of days piddling on all the dirty pants and underwear, right in the crotch, and messed her crate twice but we have her on a 3 hour walking schedule now and she is not having many accidents at all. In all it's been a suspiciously easy prospect to widdle train her. pooping is another story. She likes to hold it. She gets distracted. After we got her, she didn't poop for three days and when she did it was in the kitchen.
And today she got her first bath
Today I miss my foxxy very much. We took taggert and phoebe on Foxxy's favorite walk, out to the convenience store on the corner where everyone adores them and wants to pet them.
We spent the afternoon comparing phoebe and Foxxy. We talked about what we missed about our little girl, and what we're not going to miss. We gave my mother in law a paw print. Foxxy was her rescue too. She helped pay for her spay and our dog fees. We were very poor when foxxy came to us.
Foxxy was a challenge. She was feral, hard eyed, and reserved with other dogs. She was a communicator. She was stubborn, suffered from first dog syndrome, the lack of consistent training, overindulgence at times, but fierce, loyal, happy, like a chihuahua should be. Her teeth were bright and shiny even up to her death.
Phoebe is none of that. She has gentle, trusting eyes. SHe corrects easily. I don't think she has ever been treated badly, which was not the case with Foxxy and Taggert.
Do we get rewarded for having a challenge dog like foxxy by getting a dream dog like phoebe? I think I'm going to be spoiled having a dog like her