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Introducing Zoe

It's high time I introduce Zoe. After-all, she's been here a year now. LOL (Oct. 9th was her Gotcha Day)

So let's see, we need to go back to October 2015:

John is fixing to have surgery on his back, maybe not the best time to bring home a new dog but oh well.

My ex calls me and tells me he has a Chihuahua that his wife's ex had tossed in their yard b/c she wasn't housebroke....uhh hello (she wasn't even a year old yet! Born Feb. 2015!)! you kinda have to teach dogs that "trick". He knew I had wanted a little dog and didn't know if I wanted her. I ask for a pic and this is what he sends me:

Hello ears! haha

I talked it over with John and he wasn't too keen on the idea of adding another critter to the household. I gave the normal arguments; one more dog wouldn't make a difference, she's small and won't eat much, she needs a home and so on.

And he said he still wasn't too keen on the idea.

Fast forward a week or so later and we meet my ex to pick Chris up and he has this Chihuahua with him. Seriously?! How can I resist now?! She's right in front of me. My ex knows me too well 😏

I convince John that we can take her on a trial basis to see if it'll be a good fit, to see if Rio likes her and so on. He begrudgingly agrees and she's been with us ever since. 😁 (He tells me later that he knew from the minute my ex showed up with her that she was going home with us to stay LOL John knows me too well too! Haha)


We took her shopping that first weekend and bought her a new collar and leash, food and water bowels and I made her some toys. You know, for the dog that we weren't sure we were keeping and all. 😉



The first week was a little rough as the poor thing had been literally tossed from one family to another and now at my house. New sounds and sights and smells and one BIG ass dog to boot. She was very skittish and snappy and actually bit both me and John her first day with us......couldn't much blame her tho, she didn't know us and she was scared.


Eventually she got comfortable in her new home and now we can't keep her out of our laps. She gets sooooo excited and jumps up and down and "talks" to us whenever we get home or even when we come out of the bathroom like we've been gone for ages LOL. She cusses her toys when they fall off the bed or couch and cracks us up with her laps back and forth across the couch. She snuggles with us under the covers and ALWAYS has to be touching us whether she's napping or playing.


Her and Rio are the best of buddies and play nonstop. She tries to rule him and he humors her. It's quite funny watching this little dog who probably weighs barely 10# snap at a 140# dog who could swallow her whole if he so chooses but he just "listens" to her and backs off. Although sometimes I think he bugs her on purpose like an annoying older brother. LOL I've even caught them snuggling together but that's not a normal occurrence.


She's extremely talkative and chatters away at us when we ignore her when we're eating or when she's wanting our attention. She'll flop down on my face and flip and flop around like a fish in her excitement. She's got the fastest tongue in the South too. LOL


She does terrorize my cats a bit too much by chasing them (not to hurt but to play with) and barks at every. single. little. thing she sees outside but we're working on both of those.


She's an absolute joy to have in the house. She filled a void that Katie left when she died


My Zo-Zo
ZoBo
RatDog
You make my heart swell with your antics.

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