Friday, March 14, 2008

Lilly & Frodo

I've had Lilly for nearly a year and a half, and recently we added a new puppy, Frodo. We've had Frodo for two days now and he's a cute little guy. Sarah's (my wife) first instinct was to name him Frodo, but she wasn't sure. So she posting a note on FaceBook getting tons of suggestions. Personally, I still like Nacho Habanero!

He's got a lot to learn over the next few weeks. We really, REALLY, don't want him to be one of those annoying chihuahuas that bark at everyone and are mean. I've received awesome advice and instruction from both experienced people and two experts, and Sarah is reading Chihuahuas for Dummies (which has been repeating things we've heard from the experts). I also grew up with two chihuahuas in the home (so I know how nasty they can get without discipline). Kristin's advice said it really well "this is a breed you have to take control over at a young age no matter how mean it seems, because you will be happy you did later on."

Here's a little video of Lilly and Frodo playing. Lilly is having to learn to be gentle. She's used to playing with her brother, Bennett, and they played very rough with each other. But even though it might seem like she's biting roughly, she's not. She's being really soft with her bites. Where's she rough is when they're running around the house. Lilly runs Frodo over a lot. Frodo needs to learn to dodge.

5 comments:

Rhea said...

I found your blog via Nate's. The video of the two dogs playing is so adorable...it reminds me of when my cat and my roommate's old dog would play :-) Though my cat is significantly bigger than Frodo. The end of the video when Frodo's sleeping on his "brother" is the cutest thing that I've seen in a long time :-D

TerryKM said...

Thanks for posting Rhea. I love that last shot too!

Rick Lawrenson said...

There's still this white cat that belongs to Sarah that she forgot to take to Florida...

When I show him the video of Sarah's new pet he's likely to go into a deep depression.

Joshua McKenney said...

That is awesome! When I show Bennett the video, I bet he will be jealous. Haha.

We miss you guys!

DeniseJ said...

She is sooooo cute!!!!! She reminds me of Taco when he was a baby. We used to carry him around in our sweatshirts pockets. Pray all is going well with the newlyweds. Aspen has been keeping me posted.